Vanessa Freeman Zerhusen, President
Theta Rho Chapter at the University of Virginia's College at Wise
Vanessa is an intermediate gift specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, and is a seasoned development and fundraising professional. She has significant expertise in event planning and community outreach, communications and corporate coalition building. Vanessa has served the Fraternity and Foundation in a variety of roles since 2003, including chapter key advisor, community archon and chapter finance chairman. Vanessa and her husband, Leo, live in Pensacola, Florida with their children, Gabriel, Baker and Marylee.
Lisa Damore, Vice President
Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University
Lisa is the vice president of sales for Corporate Essentials. She is responsible for sales team leadership, development and training. Lisa coordinates all B2B business development through strategic relationships, partnerships and RFPs for new account acquisition. Lisa brings over 26 years of volunteer experience with the Fraternity to the Foundation. She has served as chapter key advisor, extension committee chairman, Leadership Conference program facilitator and member of multiple committees and task forces. Lisa and her husband, Christopher, live in Monroe Township, New Jersey. They have two children, Parker and Madison.
Melissa Sylvester, Treasurer
Beta Psi Chapter at the University of Florida
Melissa is a senior planned giving investment specialist with PNC Institutional Asset Management. She is responsible for managing charitable gift annuity, charitable trust and pooled income funds on behalf of charitable organizations. She has served in various positions throughout her Phi Sigma Sigma experience including several committees and task forces and within her local alumnae chapters. She previously served on the Foundation board from 1999 to 2001. Melissa lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Melanie Boone, Secretary
Beta Rho Chapter at Drexel University
Melanie is a principal owner of MTS Financial LLC, a public accounting firm founded by her family. When she is not doing tax work, she provides management and advisory services to the firm’s business clients. Melanie has served in multiple positions on Supreme Council and is a past president and treasurer of the Phi Sigma Sigma National Housing Corporation. Melanie and her family live in Sykesville, Maryland.
Gina Kerley, Director
Delta Gamma Chapter at San Francisco State University
Gina is the vice president of advancement of St. Junipero Serra Catholic School. She leads all long-term fundraising, including Annual Fund, Tuition Assistance, Planned Giving, Memorial/Tribute funds and a 30 million dollar capital campaign. Gina has served on Supreme Council for 10 years in various roles and currently serves as the NPC delegate for Phi Sigma Sigma, chairman of the Panhellenic relations committee and co-chair of the nominating and elections process task force. Gina and her husband of 31 years live in Laguna Niguel, California. They have two daughters, Samantha and Jordyn.
Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Ex Officio Member
Epsilon Delta Chapter at Chapman University
Katie is the vice president for government relations and public affairs for the National Association for Self-Employed. She leads the organization's lobbying and media efforts in Washington, D.C. She is a past president of Women in Government Relations, D.C.’s largest networking organization for women in the public policy space. Katie currently serves Phi Sigma Sigma as grand archon. She previously served the Fraternity as grand vice archon, community archon, chapter key advisor and volunteer training committee chairman. Katie lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, David.