The Villanova University Alumni Association Board of Directors is a high-level, volunteer advisory group that serves as a liaison between the alumni community and the University—or “the voice of the alumni.” Through this lens, members provide counsel, knowledge, ideas and networks to the Office of Alumni Relations. 

Executive Committee Members

Stephanie Lim Capello '97

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Executive Director
Peter's Place

Havertown, PA

Executive Director
Sheila Doherty

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Interim Associate Vice President
Alumni Relations - Villanova

West Chester, PA

Immediate Past President
Joe Lamack '87

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Global Helium and Rare Gases Supply Chain Manager
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Macungie, PA

Vice President & Secretary
Kerry Bruggemann '06

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Principal - Mechanical Engineering
Michaud Cooley Erickson

Edina, MN



Members at Large

Sherry Boston ’96

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District Attorney
Office of the Dekalb County District Attorney
Dekalb County, GA

Kevin Curley II '09

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Wealth Advisor
Global Wealth Advisors

Dallas, TX

John Celestand '99

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Program Director, Knight x LMA BloomLab
Local Media Association

Silver Spring, MD


Mike Gardner '67

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Founder & Chairman
MGuard Consulting
Los Altos, CA

Rev. Francis E. Chambers, OSA, '73, '77 MA - Chaplain

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Associate Director of Admission
Villanova University
Villanova, PA

Emily Hughes '11, '12 MA

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Head of Growth
Hoboken, NJ

Walidah Justice '96

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Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Kent Place School
Summit, NJ

Gerry Klingman '55

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Broker & Consultant (Retired)
GK Sales
 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Katie Kokol '05, '06 MS

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Sr. Finance Director, Enterprise R&D
Johnson & Johnson
Newtown Square, PA

Patti May '77

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Director of Perioperative Nursing
Surgical Directions
Highlands Ranch, CO

Mark Murphy, Esq. '88

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Mark Murphy Law Office, LLC
Westwood, MA

Brian Muscarella '80

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Board of Directors
Adaptive Sports Adventure Program
Charlotte, NC

 Jenn Park '08

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Vice President and Managing Director
Opportunity Accelerator
Los Angeles, CA 

  Will Powers ’82

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Executive Vice President (Retired)
Rolls-Royce NA, CCAM & LORD Corp.
Reston, VA

Kristina Ruiz-Mesa '05, '07 MA

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 Assoc. Prof. of Communication Studies
& Basic Course Professor, CSU - Los Angeles
Irvine, CA

Susan Scanlin '87

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Assoc. Dean of Clinical Affairs & Interprof. Ed.
Temple College of Public Health

Flourtown, PA

Kim Shaughnessy-Granger ’97

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Captain, Nurse Corps
United States Navy
Vienna, VA

Emily Smith ’12

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Project Manager
Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors
Minneapolis, MN

  Brian Westbrook '01

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Founder, Brian Westbrook Foundation
& Westbrook Horse Farm

Greater Washington, D.C.

Jon Williams ’03

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Senior Vice President
CBRE, Inc.
Madison, NJ