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Best Practices Team Members

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.


Dr. Meredith Hancks, Director, Prospect Research, Western Illinois University

Board Liaison

Dr. Wayne Combs, Director, University of Southern California Rossier School of Education


Lynne Becker, Principal and Owner, Advancement Services

Resource documents


Advancement Management

  • Co-Chair: Monica Keith, Director of Advancement Operations, Colby College
  • Co-Chair: Maria Cochrane, Director of Development, George Washington University
  • Carrie White, Vice President for Advancement Services, UC Foundation
  • Lauren Shiver
  • Robert E. King, J.D., Sr. Director of Advancement University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
  • Derek Clark, Senior Director, Advancement Services University of Georgia
  • Jason S. Boley, Senior Associate, Bentz Whaley Flessner
  • Malinda Slayton, Director of Development Services, SUNY New Paltz
  • Lori Sterling, Consultant, Affinaquest

Donor Relations and Stewardship

  • Co-Chair, Kristen Batten, Earthjustice
  • Co-Chair, Necie Steward, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Melanie Armstrong, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nora Blessner, Misericordia University
  • Beth Flynn, St. Paul’s School
  • Tracy Forkin, Johnson & Wales University
  • Christine McGuire, University of California, Davis
  • 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

Information Management

  • Chair: Teresa Goddard, Director of Development Services, DePauw University
  • Tom Boren, Director of Advancement Services, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Joshua LaBorde, Director of Development Information Services, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Candyce Newell, Executive Director of Advancement Services, The College of New Jersey
  • David Ritchie, Director of Information Services, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Eric F. Valdescaro, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, University of Hawai'i Foundation
  • Mark Walcott

Prospect Development

  • Chair: Lindsey Nadeau, Associate Director, Presidential & Principal Gifts Research, The George Washington University
  • Lori Hood Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO,, LLC
  • Brittani Williams, Development Researcher, Houston Zoo
  • Catherine Flaatten, Manager of Prospect Research, Share Our Strength
  • Tamara Carter, Assistant Director, Development, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Hope Hudson, Prospect Research and Portfolio Coordinator, Food and Water Watch

Records Management

  • Chair: Terry Callaghan, Associate Vice President, Information Technology & Gift and Alumni Records, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Beverly Bain, Fundraising Database Consultant
  • Joseph Calger, Manager of Development Services for University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • John Crowley, Director of Gift Processing, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Elma Goduto, Director, Business Operation at EARTH University Foundation
  • Alan Hejnal, Data Quality Manager, Smithsonian Institution
  • Carole Hornik, Director of Constituent Records, Georgetown University
  • Ann House, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, University of Miami (retired)
  • Preston Lundgreen, Director, Biographic Records, George Washington University
  • John Taylor, Principal, John H. Taylor Consulting
  • Eric F. Valdescaro, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, University of Hawai'i Foundation
  • Megan McCord, Data Stewardship Supervisor, Rutgers University Foundation

Fund Services

  • Chair: Ann House, Associate Vice President, Advancement Services, University of Miami (retired)