Announcing the Inaugural Class of the Summer Leadership Series

The National Council of Alpha Sigma Tau is excited to announce the Inaugural Class of the Summer Leadership Series.

The Summer Leadership Series is an intensive, 12-week program grounded in four critical leadership topics:

  • Self-awareness
  • Analytical and Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
  • Anticipation and Forward-thinking
  • Communication Skills.

The Series kicked off on July 11 and will run through September 25, 2017.

The Inaugural Class is:

Chandler Arterberry, Rho
Chandler is a recent graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she was initiated into the Rho Chapter. She is currently a full-time graduate student in Native American Leadership at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She also works full-time as an Assistant Social Worker and is a proud tribal member of the Chickasaw Nation. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, assisting with the Rho Chapter as President of the SE Oklahoma Alumnae Association, and spending time with family, friends, and Sisters.

Sarah Massie, Gamma Zeta
Sarah recently relocated to Alexandria, Virginia, from southern Maryland. She studied early childhood and elementary education at Frostburg State University, where she joined, and now serves as Chapter Consultant for, the Gamma Zeta Chapter. After graduation, Sarah served as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for St. Mary’s County Public Schools in Maryland, earning the distinguished Citizens Advisory Committee for Special Education Award of Excellence for her work. Sarah is currently a District of Columbia Public Schools Capitol Commitment Fellow serving as a teacher-leader in a high-needs neighborhood school. She serves as her school’s Early Childhood Grade Level Chair and as a member of the Academic Leadership Team. Additionally, she has worked on a variety of district-wide projects including developing the first early childhood health curriculum to be used in all city public schools, participating in the DCPS Family Engagement Collaborative, and partnering with OSSE and the National Air and Space Museum to be a participant in the 2016 Early Childhood STEM cohort. Sarah also enjoys coaching Girls on the Run and is looking forward to starting her school’s first coding club in the fall.

Alli Miller, Phi
Alli is a Louisiana native, currently living in Conroe, Texas, where she works as a Program Coordinator for the Office of Graduate Studies at Sam Houston State University. Prior to this role, she served as the Greek Life Coordinator for 2-1/2 years at the university. Alli earned her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014 and her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2012. Alli joined the Phi Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2009. Outside of work, Alli volunteers at The Ark Church preschool and can usually be found hiking, biking, or playing volleyball or softball.

Katherine Onyshko, Delta Phi
Katherine graduated from New York University (where she joined the Delta Phi Chapter), with degrees in Economics and History. After college, she joined the Peace Corps and served as a Business Development Volunteer in Senegal. During the Peace Corps, Katherine also focused on creating opportunities to empower young women, including creating a summer camp for high-achieving middle school girls. After the Peace Corps, Katherine attended Columbia Law School. After graduating in 2015, Katherine earned a clerkship with a federal judge in Colorado and has worked with international law firms in New York City, where she currently resides. In her spare time, Katherine hosts dinner parties and is currently training for a century bike race (100 miles).

Theresa Gallo Osorio, Delta Phi
Dr. Theresa Gallo Osorio currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Involvement at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Student Involvement at Lynn University and served the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University as the Associate Director of Student Life and the Assistant Director of Campus Activities. Theresa earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees in Biology from the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She completed her Ed.D in Educational Leadership, along with her Advance Certificate in Education, at St. John’s University in New York. Theresa is passionate about the student experience and helping all students succeed personally and professionally through education beyond the classroom.

Rachel Presskreischer, Delta Phi
Rachel earned her BA in individualized study from New York University,​ where she joined the Delta Phi Chapter. For the past three years, she has worked as a Senior Program Associate with the National Eating Disorders Association. She has an MS in social work from Columbia University and, this fall, will begin a doctoral program in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University, supported by a National Institute of Mental Health grant. She has served as a guide for runners with disabilities with Achilles International, including guiding a blind runner in the 2016 New York City Half Marathon. She also ran the 2016 NYC Marathon as a charity entrant for Achilles, raising over $3,000.

Joell Sperry, Gamma Theta
Joell is an alumna of the Gamma Theta chapter at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, where she earned her accounting degree in 2006. She moved to the Baltimore area in 2008, and proudly became a founding member of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter in 2011. Outside of Alpha Sigma Tau, Joell will complete her MBA in December from the University of Baltimore and recently started a new job as the Financial Operations Manager of Evergreen Health, a regional health insurance provider.  In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling.

Lauren (Bendes) Warren, Beta Xi
Lauren attended Michigan Technological University, where she joined the Beta Xi Chapter and earned her BS in civil engineering. She has worked as a Traffic Engineer for nearly 10  years at WSP USA. She is currently serving as the Assistant Advisor to the Delta Tau Chapter and as the Treasurer of the Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter. She is married and has a two year-old son. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys volunteer work and endurance event training. She just completed a 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and will be attempting her first triathlon in August with the same organization.

“We are excited to offer this exclusive leadership development opportunity,” says National President Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu. “This program not only fulfills Alpha Sigma Tau’s vision of empowering women, but also equips members with the leadership skills for future organizational service.”

In the true spirit of Sisterhood, the Summer Leadership Series brings Sisters together as a cohort to learn and grow as a group. Together, they will enhance their professional skills and learn necessary skills for effective strategic leadership through formal leadership training.

The 2017 Summer Leadership Series will also serve as a pilot to identify useful topics and formats for future emerging leader programs.

Congratulations to all of our participants!

Learn more about the Summer Leadership Series