Simon Business School

Simon Women's Alliance Roster


Our mission is to provide education and support to alumnae and the broader community about women in leadership, provide a network for Simon alumnae and students, and raise scholarship funds for female students at the Simon Business School. Our programs facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, tools, guidance and support to enable University of Rochester Simon Business School alumnae at all stages of their lives and careers to fully realize their individual personal and professional goals.


The objectives of the Board include:

  • facilitating personal and professional relationships between Simon Business School alumnae and current students;
  • providing networking to forge bonds between Simon Business School alumnae, and programming to further the career advancement of alumnae;
  • actively engaging in the life of the School through partnerships with the Office of Student Engagement, the Career Management Center, Admissions, and Simon Advancement;
  • fostering open communication with the Dean, faculty, staff, and students of the Simon School with respect to the interests and concerns of Simon alumnae and friends worldwide; and
  • providing financial support to help the School provide scholarships to qualified female candidates.



Dorothy Coleman  ’16S (MBA)  Chair
Excellus BCBS

Sheffali Welch ’02S (MBA) Vice Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Management Americas
Deutsche Bank

Lynne Amerson ’09S (MBA)
Managing Director
Janiczeck Wealth Management

Maija Arbolino ’84, ’86S (MBA)
Chief Finance Officer
Open Society Foundations

Jane Bernard ’16S (MBA)
Director of Finance
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kara Bosco ’91, ’93 (MS), ’98S (MBA)
Business Manager
Xerox Co.

Ileana Chu ’92, ’97S (MBA)
Managing Director
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.

Carin Cole ’99S (MBA)
Assistant Dean of Students
Simon Business School

Amy Confer ’07S (MBA)

Jennifer Cotton ’99S (MBA)
Managing Director and Chief Underwriting Officer
Madison Capital Funding

Holly Crawford ’11S (MBA), P'17
Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO
University of Rochester

Colleen Dandrea ’16S (MBA)
Independent Consultant

Linda Fuller ’89S (MBA)

Monica Geercken ’87, ’90S (MBA)
Benefits Consultant

Mikayla Hart ’16S (MBA)
VP, Marketing

Patricia Hill ’01S (MBA)
Manager, Channel Operations
Xerox Co.

Stefanie Hogue ’04S (MBA)
Managing Director, Head of US Debt Private Placements

Huet Melanie ’03S
VP, Marketing
Kraft Heinz

Wanda Humphrey-Pollocks ’84, ’92S (MBA)
Xerox Co.

Neha Kher ’13S (MBA)
Senior Associate

Deb LaBudde ’92, ’93S (MBA)
Founder and CEO

Joan Lavis ’83S (MBA)
Chief Financial Officer

Rebekah Lewin ’02S (MBA)
Asst. Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
Simon Business School

Suzanne Ley ’04S (MBA)

Carol Lustenader ’82S (MBA)
Thomas Wood Professionals

Amanda Mari ’09S (MBA)
Director, Key Accounts
Broadstone Real Estate LLC

Nancy Maynard ’11S (MBA)
Senior Vice President, Sales
First American Equipment Finance

Sharon McConeghy ’87S (MBA), P’17
VP, Finance and Business Operations, Global Imaging Operations
Xerox Co.

Kelsey Merritt ’13, ’15S (MBA)
Private Wealth Manager
Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Nancy Mueller-Handal ’00S
Senior Managing Director
Metropolitan Life Insurance Corporation

Barbara Osterman ’83S (MBA)
Human Solutions, LLC

Sarah Pare ’11S (MBA)
Manager, Corporate Strategy
Constellation Brands, Inc.

Malati Patil ’08S (MBA)
Assistant Vice President
M&T Bank

Sarah Plasky-Sachdev ’99S (MBA)
Chief Executive Officer

Yonn Rasmussen ’03S (MBA)
Vice President, XCSG
Xerox Co.

Nithya Ruff ’91S (MBA)
Senior Director, Open Source Practice
Comcast Corporation

Marya Savola ’99S (MBA)
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase

Taylor Veenema ’13S (MBA)
Enterprise Project and System Support Manager
Five Star Bank

Kate Washington ’04S (MBA)
OWN Rochester

Xu Kim ’02S (MBA)
Chief Digital Officer & Vice President of Digital Sales
IBM Greater China Group

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