Leadership

OCPA 2018-19 Executive Board

The OCPA Executive Council is a leadership team focused on advocating the needs of our members and engaging in strategic actions that promote the Association’s mission, strategic plan, and core values. Position descriptions for OCPA Executive Board positions can be found here.

President

Ardy Gonyer, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Student Engagement & Outreach

Bowling Green State University

B.A. in Psychology from BGSU, 2008

M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from Ohio University, 2010

Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, from BGSU, 2017

E-mail: gonyerh@bgsu.edu

A full list of past OCPA Presidents can be found here.

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President-Elect

Colette Masterson, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Student Involvement

Otterbein University

B.S. in English Creative Writing & Business Marketing, Otterbein University

M.A. in Higher Education & Student Affairs, The Ohio State University

Ph.D. in Higher Education, Ohio University

Email: cmasterson@otterbein.edu

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Past-President

Rachel Tuttle

Humanitarian Engineering Scholars Program Manager & Engineering Undeclared Academic Advisor

The Ohio State University

Ed.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University, Expected May 2021

M.Ed. Higher Education & Student Affairs, The University of South Carolina, 2006

B.S. Biology, Bowling Green State University, 2004

Email: tuttle.146@osu.edu

 

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Membership

Dave Vale

Assistant Director, First-Year Experience & Family Programs

Case Western Reserve University

B.A. in History & Integrated Social Studies, Adolescent/Young Adult Education from Baldwin Wallace University, 2007

M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University, 2009

Email: dmv42@case.edu

 

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Treasurer

Luke Ahrens

Residential Community Director for Upperclass Experience

Case Western Reserve University

B.S. in Psychology, Minors in Communication and Biology from Heidelberg University, 2009

M.A. College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, 2011

M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, expected May 2019

Email: lta10@case.edu

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Assistant Treasurer

Ben Daleiden

Associate Director of Residential Communities

Denison University

B.A. in Accounting from Walsh University, 2009

M.B.A. from Walsh University, 2013
 
Email: daleidenb@denison.edu

 

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Historian

Kristen Lindsay, Ph.D.

Director of Advising and Student Success

Terra State Community College

B.A. in English and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University

M.A. College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University

Ph. D. Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University

Email: klindsay01@terra.edu

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Graduate Members at Large

Todd Simmons

Graduate Assistant for Student Senate & the Dean of Students Office

Ohio University

B.A. in Public Relations, The University of Akron, 2017

M.Ed. in College Student Personnel, Ohio University, Expected 2019

Email: ts738817@ohio.edu


Cindy Deng

Graduate Assistant, Office of First-Year Experience & Family Programs

Case Western Reserve University

B.S. in Public Relations, Kent State University, 2014

M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, Kent State University, Expected 2019

Email: cdeng@kent.edu

 

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Four Year Public Member At Large

Leah Schuh

Academic Advisor, College of Education and Human Ecology

The Ohio State University

B.A. in Public Relations, Speech Communications, Otterbein University

M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, the University of Dayton

 

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Four Year Private Member At Large

Sam Filkins

Associate Director for Student Engagement

Kenyon College

B.A. in Communication Studies, Baldwin Wallace University, 2008

M.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Univeristy of South Florida, 2010

Email: filkinss@kenyon.edu

 

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Two Year College Member At Large

Mynetta Brower

Cuyahoga Community College

 

Awards

Ali Martin Scoufield

Title IX Investigator

Case Western Reserve University

B.A. in History/Philosophy, Western New England University

M.S. in College Student Personnel, Miami University

M.L.S. in Human Rights & Social Justice, Southern Methodist University

 

 

Faculty Liason

Vacant

 

Communications

Jivanto P. van Hemert

Area Coordinator

University of Dayton

B.A. in Administration of Justice, Salve Regina University, 2014

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Salve Regina University, 2015

M.Ed. in College Student Personnel, Ohio University, 2017

Email: JvanHemert1@udayton.edu

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Technology / Webmaster

Dennis N. LoConti Jr.

Area Coordinator for Housing

Heidelberg University

B.A. in English Writing, Minor in Theatre Arts from Heidelberg University, 2010

M.Ed. in Leadership in Higher Education from Baldwin Wallace University, 2013

Email: dloconti@heidelberg.edu

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Equity and Inclusion

HerBrina Shepherd

Student Life Advisor

Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus

B.A. on Communication from The Ohio State University

M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri

Email: HerBrina.Shepherd@tri-c.edu

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Professional Development

Lacey Filkins

Associate Director of New Student Programs

Kenyon College

B.A. in Public Relations, Baldwin Wallace University, 2009

M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, the University of South Carolina, 2013

Email: filkinsl@kenyon.edu

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Development

Timmy Siverd

Residence Hall Director

The Ohio State University

B.A. in Government & English, the College of William & Mary, 2012

M.A. in Higher Education & Student Affairs, The Ohio State University, 2014

Email: Siverd.2@osu.edu

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Careers in Student Affairs Conference Chair 

Henrique G. Alvim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Development

Lead Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education Specialty

Walsh University

Bachelor of Juridical Sciences, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Brazil), 2002

M.S.Ed. in Counseling/Student Affairs, Youngstown State University, 2005

Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education, Kent State University, 2014

Email: halvim@walsh.edu

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Assistant Careers in Student Affairs Conference Chair

Jenny Vrobel

Assistant Director of Career Development

Capital University

B.S. in Psychology, John Carroll University, 2015

M.A. in Counseling & Human Development, Student Affairs in Higer Education Track, Walsh University, 2017

Email: jvrobel@capital.edu

 

Annual Conference Chair

Mark Zeno

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Heidelberg University

B.S. in Computer Information Systems, Heidelberg University, 1996

M.A. in Higher Education Administration, The University of Akron, 1998

Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University, Expected Dec. 2018

Email: mzeno@heidelberg.edu

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Assistant Annual Conference Chair

Julie Humbel-Courtney

Associate Director, Honors & Scholars Center

The Ohio State University

B.S. in Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University, 1997

M.S.Ed. in Community Counseling & Higher Education, Youngstown State University, 2001

Ed.D. in Higher Education & Student Affairs, The Ohio State University, Expected May 2022

Email: humbel.1@osu.edu

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GSAC Chair

Alexis Mynio

Assistant Residence Hall Director

Kent State University

M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel, Kent State University, expected 2019

B.S. in Business Administration, SUNY Geneseo, 2016

Email: amynio@kent.edu

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Journal Editor

Nasser Razek, Ed.D.

The University of Akron

Email: aaa44@uakron.edu

 

Don Schweingruber Senior Student Affairs Officer

Dr. D'Andra Mull

Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students

The Ohio State University

Email: mull.67@osu.edu