Women Staff Leadership Development Institute 2019-20 cohort announced

The Women Staff Leadership Development Institute (WSLDI) program has announced its 2019-20 cohort. These women were chosen through a selective process and represent the 12th class of this program. Individuals will spend a year participating in leadership workshops, self-assessments, career visioning, skill development and individual coaching. They will also earn a “Women in Leadership” certificate from the Weatherhead School of Management Executive Education program.

The program helps to fulfill the university’s strategic plan by promoting a seamless context of excellence and leadership in a collaborative atmosphere. The program increases the number of women staff members with skills that enable better communication, more collaboration and the development of trust across university units, establishing a synergy that promotes the university’s best practices and enhances the university’s ability to retain talented staff.

The members of this year’s class are:

  • Darlena Dillard, legal assistant in the Office of General Counsel;
  • Lauren Howie, business process analyst in the Office of Research & Technology Management;
  • Janée Kelly, assistant director for retention and graduate outreach in the Office of Multicultural Affairs;
  • Jacey Kepich, research services librarian (music, theater and dance) at Kelvin Smith Library;
  • Laura Klingler, assistant director of university events for Donor Relations & University Events;
  • Amanda Koziura, digital learning and scholarship librarian at Kelvin Smith Libarary;
  • Gina Maldonado-Powers, assistant director of student advancement with the Student Success Initiative;
  • Margaret McGuire, research assistant at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences;
  • Laura Papcum, assistant director for alumni career services;
  • Nicole Parker, field faculty advisor, at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences;
  • Erin Smith, library assistant IV for access and delivery services at Kelvin Smith Library;
  • Teresa Underwood, office manager/department assistant for student services and career development office at the School of Law; and
  • Melissa Van, director of human resources at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

WSLDI is a program of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. For more information, contact Susan Freimark at sbf@case.edu.