Foundation Board of Directors

Penny Guiles (Chi)


Penny has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since July 2022 and has taken on the roles of secretary and interim President. With her years of experience as a national volunteer, Penny has worked diligently with other Board members to create awareness about the Foundation and to ensure the Foundation is sustainable and supporting the Sorority’s mission for years to come.

Catharine Mini (Phi)

Vice President

With years of experience in marketing and development leadership, both in and outside of the nonprofit industry, Catharine has honed her skills in leading organizations in effective communication and fundraising. Drawing on her expertise in community building and fundraising, she is looking forward to bringing her knowledge of organizational development to the Omega Phi Alpha Foundation.

Passionate about serving on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, she believes that true impact comes from working together with others and from giving back to the community. Catharine’s personal vision is to carve a path where every Omega Phi Alpha member has access to the tools they need to make a difference in the world through leadership, education and volunteer service.

April Carroll (Mu)


April has been an active member of the Sorority Operational Leadership Team for several years and has valuable insights into the operations of the Sorority at a national level. She has direct experience working with active members and is eager to serve as the Secretary on the Board. She looks forward to helping bridge the gap between the Foundation and active chapters.

Sara Voris (Chi)


Having worked in the banking industry for nearly 15 years, Sara brings a wealth of financial experience and expertise to the Foundation and is the Board’s Treasurer. As a regular donor to multiple charities such as HOPE International and United Way, Sara is excited to expand her philanthropy through the Omega Phi Alpha Foundation and get more involved as a Board member. 

Sara is an alum of Chi Chapter at University of South Carolina where she was chapter president, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and French, as well as an International M.B.A.

Susie Larson (Mu)


Susie Larson is serving her second term as a Foundation Board Member. Her passion is the Pamela McCullough McEwen Scholarship Fund. She has a lifetime of community service and experience with non-profits. Susie is an alum of Mu Chapter at Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned a BBA in Marketing and Business Administration.

Susie is a former National President, Vice President of Business Operations and National Membership Director. She can be seen at Convention and other sorority events as “Bubbles” The Bee, promoting friendship to all attendees!

Marlene Purdy (Alpha)


Marlene is a true example of a lifetime commitment to service!

As a Diamond Society Alum who has served in various national volunteer positions with the Sorority, Marlene also serves on a local Foundation and is now sharing her knowledge of Foundation operations and regulations to the Foundation Board.