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Best Practice Team

Thank you to our volunteer aasp members who give of their time and expertise to collect, review, and approve best practices within the six designated areas of advancement services.


Director of Diversity and Ethics

Necie Liggeons, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Lynne Becker, Principal, Advancement Services

Chair of Best Practices

Serena Livingston, Advancement Services Consultant

Resource Documents


Advancement Management

  • Chair: Elizabeth Toman Tavares, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Derek Clark, University of South Carolina
  • Monica Keith, Knox College
  • Martha Lauria, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Melanie Majikas, Cuyahoga Community College
  • Blanca E. Mesta-Martinez, MLK Community Health Foundation
  • Bob Rickards, St. Norbert College
  • John Taylor, John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC

Advancement Technology

  • Chair: Chris Amherst, University of Chicago
  • Robyn Doughty, University of California Berkeley
  • Vidya Kagan, Menlo School
  • Turner McCulley, Washington State University Foundation
  • David Woodley, University of Alaska Foundation
  • Mahmoud Youssef, George Washington University

Donor Relations and Stewardship

  • Chair: Brie Aguila, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Melanie Armstrong, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nora Blessner, Misericordia University
  • Beth Flynn, St. Paul’s School
  • Tracy Forkin, Johnson & Wales University
  • Vaishali Revollo, Conquer Cancer Foundation
  • Jennifer Riordan, George Washington University
  • Sarah Sims, University of Florida
  • Cynthia Tuomi, San Diego Zoo
  • Rick West, St. John’s College

Prospect Development

  • Co-Chair: Catherine Flaatten, George Washington University
  • Co-Chair: Lauren Woodring, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Hope Hudson, Freelance Researcher
  • Alexa Makhani, Washington State University
  • Emily Kahn, Drexel University
  • Teresa Pezdek, Furman University
  • Kristin Richardson, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Lindsay Rogillio, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Carolyn Vasquez, Weill Cornell Medicine

Records Management

  • Co-Chair: Wendy Bucci, University of Rhode Island Foundation
  • Co-Chair: Dina Sorrentino, Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Beverly Bain, Fundraising Database Consultant
  • Lynn Becker, Principal, Advancement Services
  • John Crowley, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Elma Goduto, EARTH University Foundation
  • Alan Hejnal, Smithsonian Institution
  • Cynthia Hornbeck, Texas Woman's University
  • Ann House, University of Miami (retired)
  • Preston Lundgreen, University of Arizona
  • Megan McCord, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Marc Robb, Rowan University
  • John Taylor, John Taylor Consulting, LLC
  • Eric Valdescaro, University of Memphis