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Best Practices Team Members

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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.


Jon Thorsen, Washington State University Foundation

Board Liaison

Terry Callaghan, Rutgers University


Lynne Becker, Principal, Advancement Services

Resource Documents


Advancement Management

  • Co-Chair: Maria Cochrane, George Washington University
  • Co-Chair: Derek Clark, University of South Carolina
  • Jason Boley, BWF
  • Monica Keith, Skidmore College
  • Robert King, University of Houston
  • Bob Rickards, St. Norbert College
  • Lauren Shiver, University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • Lori Sterling, Affinaquest
  • Elizabeth Toman, North Park University
  • Eric Valdescaro, University of Hawaii Foundation
  • Carrie White, University of Cincinnati Foundation

Donor Relations and Stewardship

  • Co-Chair,Katie Kallmyer, The Nature Conservancy
  • 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
  • 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: Vered Siegel, Blackbaud
  • Tom Boren, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Joshua LaBorde, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Candyce Newell, The College of New Jersey
  • David Ritchie, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Mark Walcott, University of Houston

Prospect Development

  • Chair: Catherine Flaatten, George Washington University
  • Hope Hudson, Food and Water Watch
  • Alexa Makhani, Washington State University
  • James Sinclair, University of Southern California
  • Brittani Williams, Houston Zoo
  • Dan Zarlenga, Northwestern University

Records Management

  • Chair: Eric Valdescaro, University of Hawaii Foundation
  • Beverly Bain, Fundraising Database Consultant
  • Lynn Becker, Principal, Advancement Services
  • Joseph Calger, University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • John Crowley, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Elma Goduto, EARTH University Foundation
  • Alan Hejnal, Smithsonian Institution
  • Cynthia Hornbeck, Texas Woman's University
  • Carole Hornik, Georgetown University
  • Ann House, University of Miami (retired)
  • Preston Lundgreen, University of Arizona
  • Megan McCord, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Marc Robb, Rowan University
  • John Taylor, Principal, John H. Taylor Consulting LLC

Fund Services

  • Chair: Ann House, University of Miami (retired)