Meet the Board of Directors
Alpha Phi Foundation is governed by the Board of Directors, a group of hardworking, knowledgeable volunteers who guide us as we strive to fulfill the mission of Alpha Phi Foundation to the fullest.
The Alpha Phi Foundation is currently accepting applications for its volunteer Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 biennium. Click here for more information on what this commitment entails and how to apply or nominate a sister who is passionate about Alpha Phi!
Rebecca Andrew Zanatta
(Beta Rho-Washington State), Chair
I am inspired to give back to Alpha Phi as it has been one of the most pivotal experiences in my adult life. I believe in the power of philanthropy and giving back to those causes that have helped me become who I am. In the next biennium, it will be important to share the impact of the dollars raised through our Leading With Heart Campaign through stories of those benefiting from the Alpha Phi Foundation. We make a difference in women’s lives, all over, I am grateful to lead during a time when advancing women’s lives through the power of philanthropy is more important than ever.
Jenny Concepción Hansen
(Beta Pi-USC), Vice Chair
I am inspired to give back to Alpha Phi to support and empower our collegiate women as they find and learn to use their voice. Alpha Phi has given so much to me, and I can’t imagine my life without volunteering. During this next term, I hope to continue the Foundation’s tradition of strong financial management and to support our efforts to build endowments for leadership, scholarship, and heart health initiatives.
(Epsilon Theta-Northern Iowa), Secretary
(Theta Kappa-Rochester), Director
Alpha Phi has been an important part of my life since joining as a collegian. In various volunteer roles, I have seen firsthand how Alpha Phi and the Foundation advance women’s lives – just as it has done for me. I love watching friendships form across chapters, spotting the “ah-ha” moments or when a member successfully applies her new skills in solving chapter problems. These same young women have gone on to become ELCs, volunteers, Foundation donors, have exciting careers and contribute to their communities – all the while leveraging the skills they developed through Alpha Phi.
The Foundation’s impact goes beyond leadership development. Over the last 13 years, I have worked alongside public health professionals and researchers and have seen the importance of investing in women’s heart health research and education. I have witnessed the support our sisterhood provides in times of crisis – made possible by the Forget-me-not Fund or by training members to practice watch care. I am inspired when I see the seed of philanthropy grow in our newest members or renewed in our donors.
Janelle Del Carlo
(Beta Delta-UCLA), Director
Alpha Phi has shaped the woman I have become. I am a better leader and friend because of Alpha Phi. The relationships I made in college have (really) lasted a lifetime — providing counsel, support and friendship. Spending my career in non-profit, I believe in the power of a single action to create a movement. I am humbled and proud to take action to ensure that future generations of Alpha Phis will benefit from our sisterhood.
(Epsilon Nu-Delaware), Director
My Alpha Phi experience inspires me to contribute to the development of strong, self-assured collegiate women who pursue leadership opportunities throughout their lives. Having an endowment will allow the Foundation to continue to support the mission of Alpha Phi for decades to come, knowing we can weather any economic environment. I especially want to see us support collegiate leadership education and expand scholarship opportunities for women in all phases of their lives!
Shana Goss Smith
I’m inspired to give back by the women that have come before me and those that have been my mentors since I began my volunteering back in the late 80’s. Alpha Phi has created life long friendships for me from college to now and I cherish all the memories I made and continue to make. Without volunteers we would not be the organization we are and it is very satisfying to give back and make a difference in a woman’s life. I look forward to our next Heart to Heart grant and hopefully increasing the size of it and the grants that we are able to give to the Fraternity.
Barbara Chappell Tingley
(Beta Pi-USC), Director
As a longtime Foundation Volunteer and a former scholarship recipient, my ties to the Foundation are strong. I am inspired by our efforts made to support up and coming leaders and our continual commitment to advancing women’s cardiac care. Now, I look forward to learning the operational aspects of the Foundation. I am knowledgeable on what we do: Fraternity grants, heart health grants, scholarships, and emergency aid to sisters in need. I want to learn how the Foundation executes all of this, how the committees work and how the Foundation interacts with the Fraternity.
Kate Boyle Halfon
(Eta Delta-CSU East Bay), Ex Officio & Alpha Phi Fraternity International President
Alpha Phi helped mold and shape me into the leader I am today. Most of my strategies for leadership I have learned through excellent training both as a collegiate and alumnae member and so that is why I continue to give back. I want other women to feel empowered and to be strong effective leaders in their communities. I am excited about all the opportunities we have to provide our members with a great experience with amazing programming. I hope that the strong partnership with the Foundation and Fraternity continues and that we can find new and creative ways we can collaborate together to benefit even more members.