Staff

Our sorority's growth has spurred both the need and ability to employ an executive director, finance assistant, administrative assistant, communications assistant, and regional field directors to ensure the continued success of our organization through dedicated and reliable work. Meet the staff of Phi Sigma Rho!

Staff Members

Colleen (O'Connell) Bush
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Executive Director

Ohio State - Beta

Executive Director Colleen (O'Connell) Bush is an alumna of the Ohio State-Beta chapter. She graduated with a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Ohio State University. Colleen is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. She has been Executive Director of Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority since May 2009. Colleen lives in Cincinnati, OH.

The Executive Director is responsible for: National meeting logistics; coordinating and completing chapter visits; collecting chapter reports; Foundation grants; Sorority inventory; overseeing the National headquarters staff; and any other duties as assigned by National Council.

Alison (Werle) Meshew
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Financial Assistant

Dayton - Gamma

Finance Assistant Alison Meshew is an alumna of the Dayton-Gamma chapter. She graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton. Alison is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio. Prior to becoming the Financial Assistant, she served as the Administrative Assistant for Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority starting in August 2014. Alison lives in Milford, OH.

The Financial Assistant coordinates the financial operations of the Sorority such as tracking chapter membership, issuing invoices, reconciling checking, savings, and online accounts; and issuing reimbursements. The Financial Assistant manages the Phi Sigma Rho Store stock, purchases, and shipments and Alumnae Dues, and works as part of the team for national event registration including payment processing. The Financial Assistant is responsible for coordinating completion of Foundation Grant Applications and Reports.

Gabrielle Salazar
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Communications Assistant

Pittsburgh - Zeta

Gabby is an alumna of the Pittsburgh-Zeta chapter. She graduated with a BS in Bioengineering and a BA in Spanish in April 2014. She currently works as an engineer in the healthcare engineering field, although she is in the process of working towards her dreams by applying to medical school. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and their corgi puppies, Crosby and Nellie.

The Communications Assistant is responsible for updating the website, managing social media posts to various outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube, capturing and sharing Phi Rho pictures, and searching for and sharing the great accomplishments our sisters are achieving.

Alice Souders
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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Alice Souders recently became the administrative assistant for Phi Sigma Rho. She comes to Phi Sigma Rho with a background in event planning and running a non profit organization.  She lives in Cincinnati, OH.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for: invoicing, bookkeeping and processing reimbursements; processing candidate and member agreements; shipping membership material to chapters; processing Phi Rho store orders; maintaining the National database; and any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Emily Alexander
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RFD - East 1 Region

Toledo - Delta

Courtney Riley
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RFD - East 2 Region

Michigan - Eta

Courtney Riley is an alumna of the Michigan-Eta chapter. She graduated with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Professionally, she is a Field Quality Investigation Engineer at Nissan. She lives in Nashville, TN. 

Tricia Fuge
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RFD - Midwest 1 Region

Ohio State - Beta

Tricia graduated from The Ohio State University in August of 2012 with her Bachelors in Biology.  As an undergraduate she held a variety of positions in Phi Sigma Rho including President, New Member Educator, and Social Chair.  On the Panhellenic Association at Ohio State Tricia served as the Scholarship Chair and President. After graduating she began working at Alloway, an environmental laboratory in Lima Ohio as the office manager and analyst. Tricia now works at Husky an oil refinery in Lima, Ohio as a fuel lab technician. In her free time Tricia loves to sew for her niece, read, and hang out with her family.

Heather McCall
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RFD - Midwest 2 Region

Purdue - Alpha

Heather McCall is an alumna of the Purdue University Alpha Chapter where she graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  She previously served as Vice President of Expansion on the 13th National Council and as Colony Educator for the University of Cincinnati Alpha Beta chapter.  Professionally, Heather is an engineering teacher at the Academy @ Shawnee, an aerospace magnet program high school in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kelsey Blake
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RFD - Midwest 3 Region

Michigan - Eta

Kelsey Blake is an alumna of the Michigan-Eta chapter. She graduated with a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. Kelsey works as an Industrial Engineering Analyst at United Airlines. She lives in Chicago, IL.

Sammy Manning
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RFD - Midwest 4 Region

Louisville - Alpha Gamma

As the Regional Field Director for Midwest Region 4, Sammy works hard to keep herself busy.  She was the founding president of the Alpha Gamma chapter in 2012 and graduated with a Bioengineering degree in 2014.  She continued on to get her Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and now works full time as an Application Engineer at a company that produces industrial balancing equipment and core loss testers.  Additionally, Sammy is working towards creating the Alpha Gamma Alumnae Association.

Mary Beth White
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RFD - West 1 Region

Oregon State - Sigma

Mary Beth White is an alumna of the Oregon State – Sigma Chapter.  She graduated with an Honors BS in Industrial Engineering with a Business Engineering Option in December of 2010.  Since graduation she has been working as an Industrial Engineer at Boeing’s Fabrication site in Portland, OR.  To stay involved with Phi Rho, she has been one of the alumni advisors for the Sigma Chapter and Chair of the Sigma Chapter Alumnae Association.  She lives in NE Portland with her husband and two sweet cats, Odo and Annora.

Sharon Snyder
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RFD - West 2 Region

Ohio Nothern-Iota

Sharon is an alumna of the Ohio Northern Iota chapter where she graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering before moving to Purdue University to earn an MS and PhD. She currently works as a systems engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ where she lives with her husband and their spoiled cats, Sammy and Hamilton.