Omega Phi Alpha has four levels at which members can get involved. For collegiate members, involvement takes place at the university level and at the district level. For alumnae members, involvement takes place at the regional and national levels.
The national level includes the national board, the national executive board (NEB) members, the past national president, the president of each chapter, and a legal adviser.
The NEB is made up of 10 elected officers. Additionally, the national level includes various appointed officers, additional advisers, several committees and one virtual office assistant. See the Elections page on how to run for an open NEB office. (The new national structure will take effect after Convention 2017.)
2016–17 National Executive Board
|Heather Pritchard (Nu)||National Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andie Bowman Hixson* (Epsilon)||Vice President of Business Operationsemail@example.com|
|Brittany Thornton (Alpha Kappa)||Vice President of Programsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trista Guzman (Phi)||Vice President of Administrationemail@example.com|
|Thea Moritz (Beta)||Vice President of Communicationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ginger McGarity (Delta, Nu)||Vice President of Alumnae Relationsemail@example.com|
|Rachel Whitten (Alpha Kappa)||Vice President of Chapter Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jessica Toms (Phi)||Vice President of Expansionsemail@example.com|
|Megan Sheppard (Alpha Iota)||Vice President of Membershipfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pamela McEwen (Epsilon)||Vice President of Financeemail@example.com|
|Andie Bowman Hixson (Epsilon)||Past Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
*appointed Sept. 2016
In addition to the national executive board, Omega Phi Alpha has countless alumnae who volunteer their time to better the organization. Sisters can volunteer as an adviser for a local chapter, at the district level as a Traveling Leadership Consultant, or on the national level reporting to a specific NEB officer.
Go here for a list of national appointments. (Stay tuned for updates to the new national structure.)
Sets of two to four collegiate chapters make up a district. Chapters that are close to each other geographically are grouped into districts. Each year, the various districts hold a District Summit, a weekend-long leadership training and fellowship retreat.
The district level includes two sets of officers: Traveling Leadership Consultants (TLC) and Active District Officers (ADO) for each of the nine districts.
Each district has at least one TLC. TLCs are alumnae sisters giving back to the organization, and the ADOs are active students serving the organization at the district level.
Omega Phi Alpha is divided up into four alumnae regions. Each region is served by a director of alumnae activities (DAA).
To best meet alumnae needs and encourage participation, our alumnae community is divided into geographical regions: East, South, Midwest and West. Each alumnae region has a director of alumnae activities who focuses her energy within that region, and advises the collegiate chapters on how to build and strengthen their alumnae relationships. The director mentors and monitors any alumnae chapters in the region, and works with individual alumnae who are seeking ways to get involved.
The alumnae regions are intentionally misaligned from the collegiate districts. The thought was that separating alumnae geography from collegiate chapter geography would reinforce the message that alumnae are not limited by their affiliation with the collegiate chapter where they joined. Since alumnae might live in a variety of places during their lifetimes, sisters can feel a part of OPA wherever they happen to live at the moment.
A separate, more practical reason exists for separating alumnae organization from collegiate chapter organization. Since the collegiate districts are subject to change each year, it is simpler to define alumnae regions along state lines. Every 10 years alumnae regions are reevaluated and minor adjustments are made to ensure the alumnae population is still being well served.
The Board of Alumnae Affairs (BAA) represents alumnae and their sorority interests. The BAA is broken down into six main areas: communications, sisterhood, directors of alumnae activities (DAA), traditions, alumnae organizations and special projects. Go here for a full list of alumnae affairs members .