Fraternity Council

(From left to right: Barb Goettelman, Syracuse; Liz Wong, Waterloo; Nancy Campbell, Florida State; Mary Pat Rooney, Drake; Maria Brown, Valparaiso; and Kyle Donnelly, UC Riverside)

Mary Pat Rooney

Mary Pat Rooney, Drake

Mary Pat is serving her first term as Fraternity President. She has previously served the organization in a variety of roles, including Fraternity Vice President (2018–22), Academic Excellence Director (2015–18), Kappa Education Trainer (2010–present) and member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Board of Trustees. She believes that Kappa’s impact on its members and their communities is limitless. Professionally, Mary Pat is the associate vice president, development at United Way of Metro Chicago and facilitates donor investment in the foundational and strategic neighborhood-based work of the organization and its partners. She lives in Chicago, loves to read, and enjoys exploring the city with her golden retriever, Stanley.

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Maria Brown

Maria Brown, Valparaiso

Maria is serving her second term as a Vice President and her first as a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Board of Trustees. Maria credits her experience at Leadership Academy as launching her volunteer career with Kappa. She has served in a number of roles related to education and programming, including as the 2018–20 Programming Director, overseeing 14 Content Specialists assisting chapters and associations with member curricula. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, William, and works in financial services as a digital product manager.

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Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell, Florida State

Nancy is entering her first term on Fraternity Council. She has a broad view of the Fraternity’s organizational structure, operations and infrastructure. She previously served as a Province Director of Alumnae, Alumna Relations Specialist and Facilities Specialist. Nancy has a passion for rugby and is the president of the True South Rugby Union. Nancy works in management information systems and lives in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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Barb Goettelman

Barb Goettelman, Syracuse

Barb brings a wealth of nonprofit and volunteer experience to her role as Vice President. Additionally, she will represent Fraternity Council on the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Board of Trustees. Barb previously served as District Director and Advisory Board Director. At Kappa’s 74th Biennial Convention, Barb received the Loyalty Award, the Fraternity’s highest honor bestowed on a volunteer who has made a lasting impact on the organization. When she is not volunteering with Kappa, Barb is active with PEO International, Daughters of the American Revolution and National Charity League Inc. Barb resides in Englewood, Colorado, with her husband, Scott.

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Liz Wong

Liz Wong, Waterloo

Liz, who is a self-described leadership enthusiast and lifelong learner, is entering her first term on Fraternity Council. She has served in numerous Kappa roles and, in the last biennium, she led the Alpha District team as District Director, overseeing chapters and associations in parts of Canada and the Northeast United States. She lives in Toronto and enjoys spending time outdoors. Liz works at a renewable energy company and oversees operations and partnerships.


Kyle Donnelly

Kyle Donnelly, UC Riverside

Kyle has volunteered with Kappa for nearly two decades, working closely with chapters in Southern California. In the last biennium, she was the chairman of the House Board Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Kyle has been “speaking finance” for almost 40 years. With a strong background in accounting, she works closely with her clients to offer comprehensive accounting services. Kyle lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

Returning as ex officio and nonvoting members of Fraternity Council are Beth Black, Illinois Wesleyan, National Panhellenic Delegate, and Kari Kittrell Poole, Executive Director.

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Beth Black

Beth Black, Illinois Wesleyan

Beth is serving her second biennium as National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Delegate, which acts as a liaison between Kappa and NPC and influences the future of the sorority experience. Beth has held numerous roles within Kappa, including Director of Chapters, Vice President, and Director of Programs and Education. Most recently, Beth served as President from 2014–18. During her tenure, she oversaw the successful transition of Kappa’s organizational structure to a governance model and the move of Kappa Kappa Gamma Headquarters to a new space in Dublin, Ohio. Additionally, she has served on several NPC committees, including the Communications Task Force, the Structure Think Tank and the Structure Transition Committee, and currently serves on the NPC Community College Task Force.

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Kari Kittrell Poole

Kari Kittrell Poole, (Miami University)

Kari has worked for Kappa Kappa Gamma for over 15 years, including 10 years as the Executive Director. During her tenure, she has worked with Fraternity Council members to launch new member education initiatives, re-organize the volunteer structure, and move Kappa Kappa Gamma Headquarters to Dublin, Ohio. A member of Alpha Phi, Kari received the Ursa Major award in 2012, which recognizes an alumna’s outstanding success in her chosen field. Kari and her family reside in Columbus, Ohio.

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