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Board of Directors

The Columbia College Alumni Association was founded in 1825 and has a rich history of engagement, leadership and influence at Columbia College.

The current Board of Directors advises the dean of the College, implements a variety of programs and initiatives and prioritizes the overarching activities of the CCAA to support the dean’s goal of 100 percent alumni engagement. Members are elected after showing a track record of volunteer activity and span decades, regions and interests. For more information on the CCAA board, contact us. You can also explore leadership roles with Columbia College Women (CCW) or Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA).

Homecoming 2018

2019-20 CCAA Board Membership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Michael Behringer CC89
    Michael Behringer ’89, President
  • Jean-Marie Atamian
    Jean-Marie Atamian ’81, Vice President, Development
  • David Chait CC07
    David Chait ’07, Assistant Secretary
  • Chris Della Pietra CC89
    Christopher Della Pietra ’89, Secretary; Co-Chair, Homecoming and Reunions Committee
  • Alan Freeman CC93
    Alan Freeman ’93, Co-Chair, Alumni Representative Committee (ARC)
  • Alumnus David Javdan Esq. CC’90
    David Javdin, Esq. ’90, Co-Chair, Fund Development Council (FDC)
  • Photo of Stefanie Katz-Rothman
    Stefanie Katz-Rothman ’88, Communications Advisor
  • College alumna Joanne Kwong CC'97
    Joanne Kwong ’97, Co-Chair, Student/Alumni Journey Committee
  • Photo of Ira Malin
    Ira Malin ’75, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA); Co-Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
  • Photo of Francis Phillip
    Francis Phillip ’90, Co-Chair, Class Agents
  • College alumna Rita Pietropinto-Kitt CC'93
    Rita Pietropinto-Kitt '93, Vice President, State of the College
  • Alex Rosen CC'11
    Alexander Rosen, M.D. ’11, President, Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA)
  • Photo of Ted Schweitzer
    Theodore Schweitzer, Esq. ’90, Vice President, Alumni Engagement
  • Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard CC'93
    Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard ’93, President, Columbia College Women (CCW)
  • Alumnus Jonathan Sobel CC'88
    Jonathan Sobel ’88, Co-Chair, Columbia College Fund
  • Alumna Emily Miles Terry CC'89
    Emily Miles Terry ’89, Co-Chair, Alumni Engagement Committee
  • Photo of Douglas Wolf CC'88
    Douglas Wolf '88, Chair Emeritus
  • Photo of Sherri Wolf
    Sherri Pancer Wolf '90, Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee
  • Raymond Yu
    Raymond Yu '89, Co-Chair, Columbia College Fund

Past Presidents

  • Photo of Kyra Tirana Barry
    Kyra Tirana Barry ’87*
  • Photo of Geoffrey Colvin
    Geoffrey Colvin ’74*
  • Brian Krisberg CC81 LAW84
    Brian Krisberg ’81*
  • Photo of Gerald Sherwin CC'55
    Gerald Sherwin ’55

MEMBERS

  • Allison Bajger ’07
  • Randy Berkowitz 04
    Ganesh Betanabhatla ’06
    Leslie Gittess Brodsky ’88
    Michael Brown ’06
  • Michael Byowitz ’73
    Joan Marie Campion ’92
    Wah Chen ’92
  • Steven Coleman ’83
    Ben Cosgrove ’90
  • Alexandra Wallace Creed ’88
    Carlos Cuevas ’05
    Richard De Los Reyes ’97
    Michele Esposito ’96
  • Stephanie Foster ’12
    James Gerkis ’80
    Matthew Grossman ’05
    Gairy Hall, Jr. ’11
    Eric Hopp ’98
  • Douglas Horowitz ’97
    Jennifer Hsia ’06
    Edward Joyce ’83
    Michelle Kaiser ’87
    Arthur Kohn ’84
  • Jay Lefkowitz ’84
  • Charles Leykum ’99
    Laura Lopez ’92
  • Joel Lusman ’93
    Cliff Massey ’10
    Laney Mcgahey ’17
    Meredith Milstein ’09
  • Mark Momjian ’83
    Paul Neshamkin ’63
    Roy Pomerantz ’83
    Yong-Kyoo Rim ’00
  • Liliana Rocha ’10
    John Rodin ’97
  • Kurt Roeloffs, Jr. ’84
    Jennifer Ryan ’89
  • Lisa Heffner Scolnik ’06
    David Seidman ’06
    Judith Shampanier ’90
  • Michael Sin ’05
    Roxann Smithers ’99
    Daniel Tamkin ’81
    Genevieve Thornton ’02
    John Tsanas ’81
    Mila Tuttle ’96
  • John Vincenti ’90
    Courtney Wilkins ’07
    Scott Yagoda ’86
    Carl Yin ’17
  • Christina Ying ’89
    Kevin Zhang ’14

STUDENT MEMBERS

  • Madison Harden ’20, President, Columbia College Student Ambassadors (CCSA)
  • Santiago Tobar Potes ’20, Co-Chair, Senior Fund
  • Yasna Vismale ’22, Representative, Columbia College Student Council (CCSC)

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

  • Olson Aguirre ’07, Representative, Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)
    Jess Chi ’15, Co-Chair, Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board (YAFAB)
    Kevin Galligan ’05, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC)
    Michelle Kaiser ’87, Representative, Columbia University Senate
    Ira Malin ’75, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) †
    Thomas Meister ’09, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC)
    Blondel Pinnock ’90, Representative, Black Alumni Council (BAC)
    Alexander Rosen ’11, President, Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA)
    Jennifer Ryan ’89, Co-Chair, Class Agents †
  • Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard ’93, President, Columbia College Women (CCW) †
    Andrew West ’13, Co-Chair, Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board (YAFAB)
    Douglas Wolf ’88, Chair Emeritus; Representative, Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee †
    Ying Yen ’95, Representative, Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)
    James J. Valentini, Dean of the College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education
    Corey Aronstam, Deputy Vice President for Development, Columbia College and Arts & Sciences; Associate Dean for Development, Columbia College *
    Katherine Day Benvenuto ’03, Senior Executive Director for Development, Columbia College, Arts & Sciences and Athletics *
    Mara Henckler, Executive Director, Columbia College Fund
    Eric Shea, Senior Director, Columbia College Alumni Relations
    Bernice Tsai ’96, Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Communications

*Also members of the Executive Committee

† Ex-Officio members who are also general board members of the Columbia College Alumni Association.