Meet the Team

Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations

Summer hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kimberly Hokanson

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Kimberly was appointed Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Regis in March 2019. In this role, she oversees all aspects of advancement and alumni engagement, implementing initiatives to enhance Regis’ culture of philanthropy, raising funds to complete the Now We Fly campaign, and building a strategic plan for the future. Kimberly has more than three decades of extensive fundraising experience in higher education, most recently serving as Associate Vice President and Interim Co-Vice President for Resources at Wellesley College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in American studies from Colby College and master’s and doctorate in education from Harvard University. 

Alexis Baum

Senior Director of Advancement Communications

Alexis Baum head shotAlexis has been a member of the IA team since 2007, serving in roles related to annual giving, alumni relations, and advancement communications. In her current position, Alexis creates and implements the advancement communications strategy and produces a wide range of print and digital communications to reach the fiscal and engagement goals of Regis and the Now We Fly campaign. She is also the editor-in-chief of the alumni magazine, Regis Today. Alexis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in communications from Regis.

Shawna Erickson

Dean of Institutional Support

Shawna joined the IA team in 2012 with a goal to work with the Regis community to build Shawnarelationships that increase opportunities for corporation, foundation, and government support aligned to the College’s priorities. She has over a decade of experience in proposal writing and grants management and has collaborated on winning awards from local, regional, and national funding sources.

Shawna brings experience in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education, higher education, and the humanities to Regis. She holds a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies from Stonehill College, a master’s degree in art history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a master’s degree in non-profit management from Worcester State University.

Lisa GlicksteinLisa Glickstein

Grants Officer

Lisa joined the IA team in March 2019 from a large Massachusetts public school district, where she worked for more than a decade building a program of foundation, state, and federal support. Funded projects included those in social studies, the arts, literacy, math, science, and social-emotional learning. At Regis, she supports faculty and administrators in grant program design, writing applications, and stewardship as they contribute to supporting students and the university as a whole. She has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on grantsmanship topics including logic model design, objective-based budgeting, and creating a funding ladder. Lisa came to the grant profession after a long career as an academic research scientist in the field of immunology, which included grant and other professional writing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science as well as a doctorate in immunology from Cornell University.

Kristyn Gondola

Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Kristyn Gondola head shot Kristyn joined the IA in 2015. She graduated from Regis, earning an undergraduate degree in Public Relations in 2011 and a master’s degree in Organizational and Professional Communication in 2015.

Kristyn has been working at Regis since her undergraduate career, starting with a position in financial aid and most recently serving as a Senior Student Services Representative in the Center for Student Services. She was a founding member of the Center and worked within that team for three years. Kristyn also has experience at Elevate Communications, a brand communications giant, and WCVB 5, Boston’s News Leader.

Her background includes event planning, development of print and new media communications, and building relationships with alumni. In her current role as Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Kristyn will create programs and events to engage both students and young alumni.

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Director of Internships and Career Development

Susan Clancy Kennedy ’81 joined Regis as the Director of Internships and Career Development in 2012. In this role, Susan works closely with students to help them secure internships, set professional goals, and approach the job market with confidence—often partnering with Regis alumni in various professions to offer meaningful internship and mentorship opportunities to students in all different programs. Susan also works directly with Regis alumni on things like resume building and how to effectively make a career shift. Prior to joining Regis, Susan ran her own job coaching firm which specialized in college students and recent college graduates, and authored a book entitled The Job Coach for Young Professionals. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Regis.

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Advancement Services Administrator

Teresa joined the IA team in 2008 as the Gift Coordinator, processing all gifts and matching gifts made to the College. She is currently working as an administrator in advancement services, researching and updating alumni records, managing all acknowledgement letters, and continuing to coordinate gift processing. Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College.

Louise Sennott

Executive Assistant

Louise joined the IA in 2017. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with an undergraduate degree in business and fashion merchandising.

Louise's experience includes running her own family daycare business as well as teaching for 15 years as a preschool teacher. In her role at Regis, she works closely with the Vice President and the entire team by helping to coordinate events, often serving as the first point-of-contact to answer questions and assist alumni and donors, and handling daily operations of the office.


Associate Vice President of Institutional AdvancementSShea

Staci joined the IA team in April of 2018. Staci is responsible for the strategy and management of leadership level giving to the university as well as campaign special gifts and initiatives. In an effort to support the Now We Fly campaign, Staci’s primary focus is on the growth of Regis’ leadership donor base through the acquisition and retention of donors, strengthening of giving societies as well as donor recognition programming.

Staci holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Providence College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Northeastern University. She comes to Regis with over 12 years of fundraising experience, most recently serving as the Director of the Emmanuel Fund at Emmanuel College. 

Jayanthi Srinath, M.Sc, MS, MSMJayanthi Srinath head shot

Executive Director of Advancement Services

Jayanthi has been with Regis since 2006 and serves as the Executive Director for IA, overseeing gift processing, stewardship, and research. She manages the donor prospect tracking system, generates reports, and develops proactive strategies to improve the integrity of data in the alumni database. She is also involved in maintaining the alumni website, designing electronic appeals, and managing office projects. She received her bachelor’s degree in India and received her master’s degree in computer science as well as Management from Bridgewater State University.

Ashley Starr

Assistant Director of Advancement CommunicationsAshley Starr

Ashley joined the Institutional Advancement team in May 2019. As Assistant Director of Advancement Communications, Ashley is responsible for creating print and digital communications that engage alumni and donors and support the mission of Regis. She is also a contributing editor and writer for the alumni magazine, Regis Today. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Ashley worked in the hospitality and events industry for ten years. Most recently she served as the Assistant Director of Communications at Wellesley College in their alumnae office.

Jennifer Thomas '08

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Jennifer joined the IA team in September 2015. She is an alumna of the class of 2008, when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication. After graduating from Regis, Jennifer worked in fund development, marketing and communications at several non-profit organizations in Rhode Island. Her most recent position was with Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England. In her role as Advancement Services Assistant, Jennifer assists with processing gifts and oversees the Student Phonathon.

Elizabeth WOODARD PhD, ’04

Alumni Chorus Director

Elizabeth Smith head shotElizabeth Smith Woodard, PhD, ’04, has been a member of the Regis community since 2000. Elizabeth has served in many capacities at Regis, including faculty member, assistant conductor, music minister, Handbell Choir Director, Glee Club director, and, now, as Alumni Chorus director. In her current role, Elizabeth works with members of the multigenerational and ever-evolving Alumni Chorus, a group that sings at Regis events, participates in service initiatives, and, just this past spring, sang the National Anthem at the Boston Celtics game. Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 6:45 to 8:45 in the FAC 201 and new members are always welcome.

Elizabeth holds a doctorate in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America, as well as a Master of Philosophy (CUA), a Master of Divinity (BU), and a Master of Sacred Music with a concentration in choral conducting (BU). She serves as pastoral associate as Holy Family Parish in Concord, and enjoys combining her loves for music and theological study as she seeks to praise God with her life’s work.

Molly Zuccarini

Director of Alumni RelationsMolly Zuccarini

Molly joined the IA team in April of 2019. As Director of Alumni Relations, Molly is responsible for developing programs and events that engage Regis alumni with one another and the university.

Molly comes to Regis with over ten years of experience in event planning, conference management, and alumni engagement in the hospitality, education, and nonprofit sectors. She previously served as the Director of Alumni Relations and Events at her alma mater, Emmanuel College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Communications.