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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, Senior Associate Vice President, Finance, Operations & Advancement Services, Washington State University Foundation

Board Liaison

Terry Callaghan, Rutgers University


Lynne Becker, Principal and Owner, Advancement Services

Resource Documents


Advancement Management

  • Co-Chair: Maria Cochrane, Director of Development, George Washington University
  • Co-Chair: Derek Clark, Senior Director, Advancement Services University of South Carolina
  • Monica Keith, Executive Director of Advancement Services, Skidmore College
  • Bob Rickards, Director of Advancement Services, St. Norbert College
  • Lauren Shiver, Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations, University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • Elizabeth Toman, Director of Advancement Services, North Park University
  • Eric Valdescaro, Associate Vice President of Advancement Services, University of Hawaii Foundation
  • Carrie White, VP of Advancement Services, 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

  • 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
  • Mark Walcott

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, 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
  • Cynthia Hornbeck, Gift Processing Specialist, Texas Woman's University
  • 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
  • Megan McCord, Data Stewardship Supervisor, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Marc Robb, Director of Advancement Services & Donor Relations, Rowan University
  • John Taylor, Principal, John H. Taylor Consulting

Fund Services

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