Board to serve 2-year terms beginning July 2021
East Lyme, Conn. (July 16, 2021) – Omega Phi Alpha, a leading national community service sorority, is thrilled to announce the election of its 2021-2023 Board of Directors:
- National President – Brittany Thornton (Alpha Kappa)
- Vice President of Communications – Nanda Jayaseelan (Chi)
- Vice President of Finance – Alexa Tavasci (Alpha Alpha)
- Vice President of Lifetime Membership – Megan Small (Alpha Xi)
- Vice President of Programs – Megan Sheppard (Alpha Iota)
The Board of Directors will be sworn in by outgoing National President Jan Titsworth at the conclusion of Omega Phi Alpha’s national convention on July 25, 2021. The Board of Directors develops the strategic vision for the sorority and helps identify how the organization can thrive in the future, working very closely with the Managing Director to ensure the Operational Leadership Team is working toward their goals.
“I am thrilled to welcome the new Board of Directors into their positions and look forward to working with them in the coming months and years,” says Omega Phi Alpha’s Managing Director Alyssa Bernhardt. “Each of the new board members brings with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise both from within Omega Phi Alpha and from their personal and professional experiences. I know that Omega Phi Alpha will benefit from their valuable insights and guidance as we continue to recover from Covid-19 and grow our organization.”
National President – Brittany Thornton (Alpha Kappa)
Brittany is pursuing a B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M Central Texas and holds a B.A.S. in Graphic Design from the International Academy of Design & Technology. She is a Marine Corps veteran, Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife, and owns and operates a birthing and wellness center. Brittany previously volunteered nationally as Convention Coordinator and served on the National Executive Board as Vice President of Programs.
Vice President of Communications – Nanda Jayaseelan (Chi)
Nanda Jayaseelan holds a B.A. in Marketing and an International MBA from the University of South Carolina. She is a founding member of Chi Chapter. Nanda is currently working as a strategic marketing consultant and has partnered with many notable consumer product brands across a 15+ year career in marketing. Nanda is the outgoing Brand and Design Manager on the Omega Phi Alpha Communications Team.
Vice President of Finance – Alexa Tavasci (Alpha Alpha)
Alexa holds a B.A. in Accounting from Northern Arizona University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She works as an Auditor for the state of Arizona. She is a former chapter treasurer and president and has served nationally as Reimbursement Director and Summit Coordinator.
Vice President of Lifetime Membership – Megan Small (Alpha Xi)
Megan holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Georgia Southern University. She is a former chapter new member educator and alumni liaison and has served nationally as Expansions Coordinator and Chapter Success Coordinator.
Vice President of Programs – Megan Sheppard (Alpha Iota)
Megan holds a B.S. in Religious Studies and an M.A. Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Megan is a Special Education Teacher for Downe Township Elementary School and also serves her community as a volunteer firefighter for Mauricetown Fire Company. She is a former chapter president, membership director, service director and alumni liaison. Megan is the outgoing Convention Logistics Coordinator and previously volunteered nationally as a Traveling Leadership Consultant (today’s Chapter Success Coordinator). She has also served on the former National Executive Board as Vice President of Membership.
About Omega Phi Alpha
Omega Phi Alpha is the most respected provider of lifelong sisterhood-based community service and leadership development. Founded in 1967 in Bowling Green, Ohio, Omega Phi Alpha is a national service sorority with thousands of collegiate members who actively serve their communities. Through chapters at universities across the United States, OPhiA sisters strive to further the sorority’s principles of friendship, leadership, and service. As alumnae, sisters can become lifelong, service-minded leaders. For more information, please visit www.omegaphialpha.org.