Staff Directory

Staff Directory - Administration

Douglas S. Dibbert '70
President and Director of Alumni Affairs
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As president of the GAA for more than 33 years, Doug is the longest-serving member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. As head of the alumni association, he has overseen expansion of GAA programs and services and the construction of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. With a bit of a green thumb, Doug enjoys mowing his lawn, reading and traveling. He and his wife, Debbie, take pride in spoiling their grandchildren and visiting their sons in Boston and Chicago.

Paula Poe '89
Assistant to the President
Steve Shaw '82
Director of Finance and Administration
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Steve has served as director of finance and administration since 2001. Carolina blue runs deep in his family – his wife and twin children graduated from UNC. When he isn’t following numbers, Steve is following the Tar Heels football and basketball teams dominating on the field and court. Steve stays active with golf, tennis and lounging on the beach (partially active).

Lisa Beers
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Lisa has served as accountant and controller at the GAA since 1993. At home she has raised two beautiful daughters with her husband Jim. While she’s not a Carolina graduate, her long tenure at the GAA has brought her closer to the University as a diehard sports fan. When she’s not crunching numbers or balancing budgets, Lisa loves traveling with her family, cooking a mean lasagna and devouring books.

Linwood Blalock
Mail room
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Linwood began working at the GAA in the mailroom after returning from service in Vietnam. Carolina blue blood runs through his veins, and when he isn’t cheering on the Tar Heels, he divides his time between seven affectionate grandchildren.

Tom May
Printshop Coordinator
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Tom has been operating and managing the GAA in-house printing and mailing services since 1986. He enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren, using his impressive photography skills to document the joys in his life. After beating cancer, Tom enjoys volunteering his time to help other cancer patients.

Elizabeth Morgan
Telephone Receptionist
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Elizabeth has worked for the GAA since 1993 as a receptionist. She enjoys going on adventures with her friends. She also enjoys seeing her grandchildren in Montana when possible.

Susan Stedman
Telephone Receptionist
Rachel Welch
Accounting Assistant
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Rachel has worked in the business office since 2014. She loves to cook up culinary creations for her growing boys (including her husband Jeff). During spring and summer evenings, you can find her in the bleachers at a baseball game – Pee-Wee, that is.

Staff Directory - Communications

Regina Oliver '75
Editor and Director of Communications
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As editor of the Carolina Alumni Review and director of the GAA’s communications, Regina looks for stories that inform (and sometimes surprise) readers and help alumni see their shared history. When traveling, she often finds herself where fly fishing is optimal, and she always packs a book or two along with her camera.

Kate Newton Anthony
Art Director
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Kate has been the art director of the Carolina Alumni Review since 2000. Kate received an MA in journalism from the first public university west of the Mississippi River. She enjoys traveling far and wide, daylong visits to art museums and getting lost in a book. A bit of a 90s grunge fan, Kate loves Pearl Jam.

David Brown '75
Senior Associate Editor
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David has been associate editor of the Carolina Alumni Review since 1996 and is thankful every day for its editorial freedom. He is a student of history if not a scholar of it, loves classical music and hiking, and still wakes up every Saturday thinking he’s going out to play ball with the other kids. He suffers from an unfortunate affliction in which his heart is detached from his body and lives on a boat somewhere on the sounds and creeks of the North Carolina coast.

Jana Collins '92 (MA)
Advertising Account Representative
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Jana connects advertisers to alumni readers by handling the Carolina Alumni Review’s advertising, which she has done since 2013. Jana appreciates and enjoys working and walking on campus, Pilates and yoga classes, early morning swims, Wilmington waterfronts, literary fiction, Australia and hot tea with milk.

Dave Drake '92
Online Coordinator
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Dave works as the online coordinator for the GAA, and has worked in website management since the early days of the Internet, decades ago in 1996. If he’s not watching a Carolina basketball or football game, he’s probably driving his son to ice hockey practice. Like his son & daughter, Dave still dresses up for Halloween.

Keith King '82
Associate Editor
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Keith joined the Carolina Alumni Review in 2007 as associate editor, working on the magazine, website and social media. He also is an adjunct instructor in the School of Media and Journalism. When he’s not chasing commas, he’s usually grocery shopping, Instagramming his cooking or traveling.

Andrea Saye '08
Manager of Marketing and Advertising
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As manager of marketing and advertising, Andrea enjoys interacting with Carolina alumni and friends through social media – the memories a single photo shared on Facebook can evoke always amazes her. Andrea is married to her Carolina sweetheart, Hank, who she met on the first day of class at UNC. On the weekends, you’ll find her exploring the next new spot with her English Bulldog Bentley in tow.

Jason Smith '94
Associate Art Director
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Jason has been with the GAA since 2013. He isn’t happy unless he’s making stuff, be it magazine pages or photographs or music. He also likes reading, good beer and exercising (but not all at the same time).

Staff Directory - Membership

Stephanie Miller '83
Director of Membership Membership Communications and Campaigns
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As director of membership, Stephanie exercises both sides of her brain crunching numbers and writing compelling copy. Outside of work, she enjoys the peaceful solitude that camping and hiking bring, but her real joy in life comes from her beloved golden retrievers and husband Brad.

Diana Koonce '02
Coordinator of Membership Administration Life Membership Processing
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Diana has been working with the membership team since 2008. She adores fabulous footwear and has amassed a large collection of shoes. Diana’s fashion mantra is that clothing trends may come and go, but a fantastic shoe can last forever.

Katie Thore '15
Coordinator of Membership Services Annual Membership Processing
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Katie graduated from UNC in 2015, and we call her lucky as her Carolina memories are so very fresh. Katie enjoys the adventurous side of life including traveling and hiking but she likes to kick back too and watch a documentary or work on that next puzzle (or both at the same time). You’ll find her cheering on our beloved Tar Heels any chance she gets. Rah, rah, Carolina!

Staff Directory - Programs

Marcie Leemore '99
Director of Enrichment Programs
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Marcie relocated from her hometown of Atlanta to serve as director of enrichment programs. She enjoys walking trails, dance fitness, warm vacations and bargain shopping. Marcie is a self-proclaimed food and beverage connoisseur, and you’ll often find her baking or cooking. When traveling, Marcie always finds a given city’s favorite local restaurants. Ask Marcie her favorite foodie recommendations, because they are always spot on.

Rachaele Andrews
Coordinator of Homecoming, Young Alumni and Affinity Reunions
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Rachaele joined the GAA in 2016. In an attempt to escape the scorching Texas heat, she found her home deep in the heart of Carolina. In her spare time, Rachaele enjoys critiquing movies, playing with her pup and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

Kylie Apple
Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Alumni Engagement
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Kylie joined the GAA staff in 2016 after moving from Atlanta. She enjoys cooking, shopping and watching sports. Kylie also loves exploring new restaurants and wedding planning with her fiancé Kyle. Go Heels!

Jennifer Farrell '12
Coordinator of Alumni Clubs
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Jennifer joined the GAA team in February 2016, and she is thrilled to be back in Chapel Hill! She is a huge sports fan, and you can often find her cheering on her favorite teams: Tar Heels, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, checking out the newest restaurants in town and spending time with her friends, family and fiancé.

Steffi Kinton '05
Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Alumni Engagement
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Steffi has been a member of the GAA staff since 2005 and currently serves as the coordinator of student activities. Wife to David and mom to Chloe, she enjoys taking photos of her family and their adventures – including trips to watch the Tar Heels play in the Smith Center.

Catherine Nichols
Senior Coordinator of Faculty Relations and Travel
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Catherine joined the GAA in September 2016.  She loves connecting faculty with alumni and the community.  As an alumnus of UNC and native of Chapel Hill she’s thrilled to represent UNC and the alumni community through her work.  She enjoys spending time on campus with her family and traveling at any opportunity.  She also enjoys movies, biking and reading.

Douglass Payne '04 ('06 MAT)
Senior Coordinator of Alumni Education and Travel
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Douglass has served as coordinator of alumni education and travel since 2013. She enjoys playing her cello, traveling internationally, knitting and running in her free time. At home, Douglass excels as a gluten-free baker and at showering her daughter with love.

Tanea Pettis '95
Manager of Affinity Activities Affinity/Special Interest Activities, Light on the Hill Society Scholarship
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Tanea has been a member of the GAA staff since 1998.  She currently serves as manager of affinity activities, overseeing affinity/special interest reunions, athletics, Homecoming, the Light on the Hill Society scholarship, local outreach and young alumni programming.  She’s a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., carries her NOOK with her wherever she goes and has a large collection of Coca-Cola bottles from across the world in her office.

Casey Privette '01
Coordinator of Regional Engagement Regional Engagement Activities, Carolina Clubs, Carolina Clubs Scholarships
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Casey joined the GAA in 2005 as coordinator of regional engagement. When not working to bring a little piece of Carolina to your hometown, Casey can usually be found playing basketball with friends or his kids, coaching his kids’ various sports teams or cheering on the Carolina volleyball team. During halftime or rare free time, Casey enjoys reading a good historical fiction or sci-fi novel.

Staff Directory - Records & Information Systems

Roger Nelsen
Director of Alumni Records and Information Systems
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Roger has served as director of alumni records and information systems since 1993. Before arriving at the GAA, he received degrees from the University of Nebraska and Bowling Green State University. A family man, Roger devotes his time to six children. When the weather gets warm, you’ll find him in the wilderness, camping.

Rachel Orr
Assistant Director of Alumni Records
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Rachel started working in records in 2008. Hailing from Delaware, she likes her tea sweet and kitchen neat. At times that last part is difficult – a rambunctious son, two dogs and husband always keep Rachel on her toes. Life’s pleasures lie in her award-winning apple pie, well-manicured garden and traveling across the world with her camera around her neck.

Emilee Brown '10
Records Assistant Contact for alumni to report information related to name changes; new jobs and job changes; births; and awards, honors, community activities and other accomplishments
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Emilee began working as a records assistant in 2010 after graduating from UNC. Emilee loves reading, eating ice cream and working out so that she can eat more ice cream. She lives in Durham with her husband, George Cloo…Travis.

Tracy Chrismon
Records Assistant Contact for alumni to report information related to deceased alumni
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Tracy has been with the GAA since 1994 as a records assistant. She tries to keep up with her grandchildren. Sunny and 82 degrees are her two ingredients for happiness. When seeking a challenge, Tracy visits the garden center clearance aisle and tries to nurture plants to full health.

Julie Gonya
Network Administrator
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Julie has worked as the network administrator at the GAA since 1996.

Kelly Dalton '07
Records Assistant Handles general address alumni records updates
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Kelly joined the records team in 2011 and has enjoyed being back around UNC’s vibrant campus energy. Whether hiking in North Carolina or cruising the Caribbean, Kelly craves an adventure with her trusty camera. Dancing, playing the guitar and listening to James Taylor (sometimes all at the same time) take up much of her free time.

Kemesha Stanley '08
Records Assistant Handles questions about student records or degree information for alumni.
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Kemesha serves as records assistant at the GAA. Best known around the office as Chef Savory, she has a knack for cooking up a great dish. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find Kemesha bargain hunting, exercising or spending quality time with family.

Meredith Tozzer '09
Records Assistant Help with online access and Gmail accounts
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Meredith has been part of the records team since 2011. She comes from a long line of Tar Heels, holding steady at nine. In her spare time, you can find her cooking up a new recipe, or as a regular guest host on an arts and culture podcast.

Niki Wallace
Records Assistant Handles general alumni records updates
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Niki has been with the records department since 2013. Niki worked for several years in restaurant management before making her way to the GAA. She enjoys cooking, planning events and gatherings, and spending time with her husband and two wonderful kids.

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    (800) 962-0742

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    (919) 962-1208

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