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PO Box 80444, Athens, Georgia 30608

© 1998-2019 Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors (BOD) consists of 6 elected volunteer members of the sorority. They oversee the Sorority’s strategic direction, including governance, overall policy making, fiscal soundness and strategic planning. Members of the BOD are elected by voting chapter delegates at the National Convention every year. Learn more about each member of the BOD below.

If you have any questions or concerns for our Board of Directors, please contact: inquiry@deltaphilambda.org

2019-2020  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jaleesa Reed

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

​CONTACT ME ABOUT:

  • National sorority governance (bylaws and constitution)

  • National sorority strategic plan & policies

  • Business and legal decisions involving the national organization

  • GreekMarketplace, Affinity, and memberplanet

  • National insurance policy

Jennifer Kim

VICE PRESIDENT COLLEGIATE

​CONTACT ME ABOUT:

  • National collegiate strategic plan & policies

  • Evaluation of collegiate standing

  • Collegiate member education & leadership development

Joann Podoll

VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE

​CONTACT ME ABOUT:

  • National finance strategic plan & policies

Jessica Kouch

VICE PRESIDENT ALUMNAE

​CONTACT ME ABOUT:

  • National alumnae strategic plan & policies

  • Alumnae Chapter Establishment Process (ACEP)

  • Alumnae Network Establishment Process

  • National Mentorship Program

Hannah Hubbard

VICE PRESIDENT OF RECORDS

​CONTACT ME ABOUT:

  • National archiving strategic plan & policies 

  • National ritual strategic plan & policies 

  • National marketing strategic plan & policies 

  • BOD meeting minutes

Pamela Pedersen

VICE PRESIDENT OF EXPANSION

​CONTACT ME ABOUT:

  • National expansion strategic plan & policies

  • Inquiries about Chapter recruitment

  • Inquiries about nationally lead expansion 

  • Inquiries about conduct with Interest Groups 

  • Interest in involvement with local expansion efforts

National Board History

In 2005, Delta Phi Lambda (DFL) established our first National Board of Directors (BOD). As the sorority has historically been run as a representative democracy, the sisters that have served on the BOD have reflected the values, beliefs, concerns, and aspirations of the membership as a whole.

 

Each BOD found her own direction through the DFL’s leadership pathways, and each was motivated by her own personal passions, a sense of social and professional responsibility, and a love of our Everlasting Sisterhood. Together their efforts have been instrumental in creating the culture of the sorority we see today.

 

More than two decades, the BOD have shepherded the sorority through both triumphant and trying times. Together, with the National Headquarters Staff, they ensure that present and future generations of sisters can continue to thrive and be trailblazers.

 

One of the greatest honors is to serve as a member of the BOD and we honor each of the following members for their countless years of dedicated volunteer hours exemplifying our virtues.

Quotes from Past Presidents

“Advice on Being a Successful Dedicated Female Leaders ® 

WILMA MIRANDA 2015 - 2016

 

“I gained a plethora of knowledge and experience within my professional career having served on National Board for almost 10 years  However, it's easy to become overwhelmed and burnt out with all the work that needs to be done, so be sure to always take some time to breathe and maintain self care.”

 

MAY ADVINCULA 2013 - 2015

 

“Find ways to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It is easy for us to default to things we are good at and to stick with routine to maintain status quo because it’s what we know. However, in order to differentiate ourselves, you sometimes need to rip up the playbook to think differently. Just because something has been done a certain way doesn’t mean that it always has to be done the same exact way.

Some of the best ideas and most memorable lessons often come out of situations that take you out of your comfort zone. As a leader, you will come across situations that will make you uncomfortable. Whether it is a problem to solve, or a conflict to mitigate, any limitations that you think you have are self-imposed. Do not allow self-doubt or fear hold you back from pursuing an outcome or resolution.”

HANNAH SEOH 2007 - 2013

 

“Joining Delta Phi Lambda, and especially serving on the Board for over 10 years, was one of the best decisions I ever made. I don't think anything else could have prepared me as much for real life. The lessons I learned in true leadership, integrity, compassion, and humility have served me personally and have propelled me in my career. I would encourage all Sisters to take advantage of the opportunity to give back to an organization that has given so much to all of us.”