MBW - MBA Executive Board

The MBW - MBA Executive Board represents a diverse array of outstanding leaders from various backgrounds, career interests, and walks of life.  What ties us together is a shared passion for women's empowerment, and a shared vision that every woman and ally at Ross feels supported and empowered to flourish during business school and beyond.

Below you will find a current listing of our Executive Board for the 2022-2023 academic year.  We are pleased to be of service to the Ross family!

OUR TEAM

Summer
Abiad

Co-Chair, Women in Leadership Conference

suabiad@umich.edu

Rachel
Wortmann

rswortma@umich.edu

Sarah
Cohen

Director of Communication & Marketing

sarco@umich.edu

Sarah is a first-year MBA student originally from New Jersey. Prior to Ross, she worked in change management consulting at Accenture in Seattle. Now, she is interested in transitioning to brand management for a CPG company. Outside of school, Sarah loves to cook, hike, and play with her rescue beagle, Tabasco.

Onyinye
Okpoechi

onyinyeo@umich.edu

Onyinye is a first-year MBA student originally from Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to Ross, she worked in HR consulting for 4.5 years where she helped design one of the first gender equity scorecards for the Nigerian private sector. After that, she did a 6-month stint at a mid-size Nigerian bank that pioneered the first fully-digital bank in Africa. Outside of work and school, she loves to cook (and eat), finding and trying out new teas, spending time in nature, watching documentaries and romcoms on Netflix, and all things astronomy.

Seth
Olson

setholso@umich.edu

Shannon
Burke

Vice President, Ally Engagement

shpburke@umich.edu

Andrew
Conley

Vice President, Ally Engagement

conleyac@umich.edu

Andrew is an MBA2 pursuing a career in consulting. Prior to Ross, he worked for a manufacturing company doing post-merger integrations and ERP implementations before moving into accounting and finance as a business unit controller. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys running, reading, camping trips, and traveling to wherever Scott's Cheap Flights finds a deal.

Jess
Drossner

Vice President, Education

jtdross@umich.edu

Jess is a second year MBA pursuing a career in brand management within the CPG industry. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, she started her career working for Oracle NetSuite in consulting and sales roles out of Denver, CO. Jess enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, traveling and playing tennis in her free time.

Jess
Dunne

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

dunnej@umich.edu

Jess is an MBA2 from Andover, MA and graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Advertising and Marketing. Prior to Ross, she worked for 4+ years as an Advertising Account Manager in NYC on CPG brands. Last summer, she interned in Brand Marketing at Ocean Spray in Boston. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, running outside, and visiting modern art museums.

Orelle
Haim

Vice President, Corporate Relations

orel@umich.edu

Orelle is a 2nd year MBA pursuing a career in tech. She started her career at the Israeli Intelligence force, later pursue a degree in computer science and worked as a software engineer in a leading Cyber Security company. Orelle is passionate about innovation, creating equal opportunities and promoting women in STEM.

Nisha
Iyer

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

nishai@umich.edu

Nisha is a second-year MBA student pursuing a career in Strategy Consulting. Prior to Ross, Nisha spent the last 4 years at PwC Dallas in HR Consulting. Nisha received her B.B.A in Corporate Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing tennis, attending concerts, and traveling.

Melina
Kitzinger

Co-Chair, Women in Leadership Conference

kmelina@umich.edu

Melina is a 2nd year MBA student interested in marketing and product innovation. She's originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She studied Journalism and Public Relations and, prior to Ross, Melina worked at Bank Itau, the largest bank in South America, as a Marketing Manager for almost 10 years. Outside of school, Melina enjoys cooking vegetarian recipes, hosting events, hiking, and planning travels itineraries.

Ana
Burbano Lobo

Co-VP of Corporate Relations

anambl@umich.edu

Ana is a full-time MBA from Bogotá, Colombia. Prior to Ross, she worked for a loyalty start-up, focused on customer engagement. As an engineer, she has experience in process optimization and product development at different LATAM companies. Part of her job has been to define methodologies to improve, create or develop products, projects, and processes.

Eliana
Lozano

President

elianap@umich.edu

Eliana is a 2nd-year MBA student interested in real estate development. Prior to Ross, Eliana worked at JPMorgan Chase in consumer finance & marketing.
She holds a BS in Biology from the University of South Florida. Outside of school, Eliana enjoys cooking, reading, and trying out new restaurants.

Meredith
Maimoni

President

mmaimoni@umich.edu

Meredith is an MBA/MS student with the School for Environment and Sustainability and a fellow with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. Prior to Ross, she worked in the nonprofit sector in business development, community engagement, and operations. She is passionate about the intersection of sustainability, operations, and business strategy.

Nia
McCarthy

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

niajmcc@umich.edu

Nia is a full-time second-year MBA student from the New York area. Prior to Ross, she Nia spent 6 years working in consulting and the nonprofit industry. She worked across a variety of clients including government agencies and financial institutions. At Ross, Nia is involved in the Black Business Student Association, the Retail and Luxury Goods Club, and served as a Board Fellow in her first year. This summer, Nia will intern with Gap Inc. on the Rewards, Loyalty, and Payments team as a Data and Strategy intern.

Manisa
Mondal

manisa@umich.edu

Sydney
Mark

sjmark@umich.edu

Sydney is an MBA1 pursuing a career in marketing and tech. Prior to Ross, Sydney worked at NBCUniversal for 7 years, first as a Page and then in marketing with the Content Distribution Group. When not at school, Sydney enjoys reading sci-fi books and baking pies.

Kelsey
Angus

Director, Community Building

klangus@umich.edu

Kelsey is a first-year MBA student originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to Ross, Kelsey worked in healthcare revenue cycle consulting for four years. Kelsey hopes to intern at a strategy consulting firm with a healthcare focus this summer.

Livia
Siqueira De Lucena

llucena@umich.edu

Livia (she/her) is a first-year is a first year MBA pursuing a career in strategy consulting. Prior to Ross, Livia worked in automotive consulting in Michigan. She holds a BEng in Environmental Engineering and is originally from Brazil. Outside of school, Livia enjoys traveling, spending time with her puppy, trying out new fitness classes and new restaurants.

Rachel
Bartolo

rbartolo@umich.edu

Rachel is a first-year MBA student pursuing a career in investment banking. Prior to Ross, Rachel worked with a residential real estate sales team at Compass in Washington, DC. She is a Double Wolverine, having attended the University of Michigan for undergrad (B.A. in Women's Studies & Urban Studies, with a Residential College designation) and is from the Ann Arbor, MI area. When not at Ross, Rachel enjoys painting, reading, and sometimes exercising.

Chloe
Bally

Director of Corporate Relations

ballyc@umich.edu

Chloe is a full-time MBA student with a concentration in Data & Business Analytics, pursuing a career in Tech. Prior to Ross, she worked in investment funds sourcing and acquiring new assets, before moving into the Fintech industry as a product manager. She holds an Engineering degree and a MS in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. Outside of school, Chloe is an avid traveler who enjoys immersing in new cultures and learning from different perspectives.

Hillary
McKenzie

Director of Finance

hmckenz@umich.edu

Hillary is a first year MBA/MS in Sustainability and is passionate about the clean energy transition. Prior to Ross, Hillary was at Salesforce on their Treasury Capital Markets team. She holds a BS in Economics from the University of Houston. Outside of school, Hillary enjoys cycling, scuba diving, and cooking.

Alexis
Miller

Vice President, Finance & Membership

lexm@umich.edu

Alexis (she/her) is a 2nd year MBA at Michigan Ross. She's originally from the Bay Area, where she hopes to go back after Ross. She studied Interactive Media & Game Design at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She worked at Amazon as a User Experience Designer for five years before business school. Ask her about the intersection of business & design, cozy video games, and college football.

Korie
Isheim

Director of Finance

korie@umich.edu

Korie is a first-year MBA student pursuing Corporate Finance in Tech. Prior to Ross, Korie worked at Pluralsight on their finance teams. Korie holds a dual BS in Business Administration and Psychology with a minor in Theatre from the University of Utah. In her free-time, Korie enjoys beach days, finding the nearest dog to pet, and taking various fitness classes.

Rhea
Nayak

rpnayak@umich.edu

Carley
Peyser

Director of Education

cpeyser@umich.edu

Carley is a first-year MBA student interested in healthcare and marketing. She is originally from New Jersey. Prior to Ross, Carley worked conducting market research with health insurance companies on behalf of pharmaceutical clients.
She holds a BS in Biology from the University of Maryland. Outside of school, Carley enjoys walking, readying, and exploring new coffee shops and restaurants.

Haleigh
Miller

Vice President, Community Building

hjmil@umich.edu

Haleigh is a '23 MBA pursuing a career in corporate strategy, with a passion for research and social impact. Haleigh is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has a BA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She worked for two years in social and economic policy research, then transitioned to tech at Civis Analytics. She currently serves as VP for Community Building for MBW, and Chief Giggler (Head Writer) for Ross Follies. Haleigh is an artist and the human to an Instagram famous Golden Retriever, @hellobodie.

Emily
Ross

Vice President, Campus Relations

emiro@umich.edu

Emily is in her 2nd year at Ross. She is from Toronto, and pivoted from advertising/production into consulting and will be heading back to Bain in Toronto full-time in the fall. She is always happy to talk about dogs or comedy or swap fantasy fiction recommendations!

Katie
Schlafhauser

VP Education

kschlaf@umich.edu

Katie is a second year MBA student at the Ross School of Business. She graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green!) in 2018 with a degree in Communications, and prior to Ross, worked as an M&A Advisory and Corporate Strategy consultant for a boutique firm in Troy, Michigan. Katie is passionate about all things Travel (ask her about her two month road-trip before starting at Ross), and worked for Expedia this summer as a Product Management intern.

Abby
Terhaar

Vice President, Community Building

terhaara@umich.edu

Mikayla
Terrell

Vice President, Campus Relations

mterr@umich.edu

Mikayla is an MBA candidate at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business focused on finance in the technology industry and will be spending her summer as a Summer Investment Banking Associate at RBC in San Francisco. Prior to Ross, Mikayla spent 7 years in nonprofit management in New York City, most recently as Chief of Staff at a large social services organization. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University.

Somali
Vij

Vice President, International Students

somaliv@umich.edu

Somali is a 2nd year MBA student interested in strategy, marketing, and social impact. She is originally from Jalandhar, India. Prior to Ross, she was working with a management consulting firm in New Delhi. She holds an undergrad degree in Economics from Delhi University. Outside of school, Somali enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, and painting.

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