National Leadership

General information, requests, etc. can be emailed to the National Office at [email protected] or submitted through the Contact Us page.

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National Executive Board (NEB)

The National Executive Board serves as the main administrative body of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. These officers are responsible for the overall management of the Fraternity and provides services that include: support and expansion of undergraduate Chapters; training and development of membership; building of alumni networks and fostering relationships with the Universities and Fraternity/Sorority community.

 


Violet Bollar
National President
Lambda Chapter - Fall 2001
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Violet Bollar has served as our National President since 2018. She has previously served the National Office as Director of Academics, Chapter Director, Expansion Committee member, Interim Director of Alumni, and Executive Vice President since 2007.

Violet received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University in 2006 and currently works as a 4th Grade teacher in Chicago, Illinois.




Lindsey Valenzuela
Executive Vice President
Gamma Chapter - Spring 2008
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Lindsey has served as our Executive Vice President since 2019. She has previously served the National Office as Vice President of Standards and Policy (2016-2019), Vice President of Administration (formerly National Secretary), Expansion Committee member for Alpha Mu Chapter, WIU Development Committee, and Xi Chapter Director.

Lindsey received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications from Northern Illinois University in 2010. A former Daycare Teacher, she is currently a stay at home mom to three beautiful children in Illinois.





Javier Ruiz
Vice President of Finance
Gamma Chapter - Spring 2006
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Javier has served as our Vice President of Finance since 2019. He has previously served the National Office as Philanthropy Chair and Vice President of Finance from 2010-2014.
 
Javier received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University and Masters of Accountancy from Arizona State University in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He currently works as a Forensic Accountant in Chicago, Illinois.




Jessica Garcia

Vice President of Administration
Pi Chapter - Spring 2007
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Jessica has served as our Vice President of Administration since 2018. She has previously served the National Office as Southern Region Director, Chapter Director, Re-establishment Committee member, and Executive Assistant to the President all since 2012.

Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography with a minor in Photography from Texas State University in 2011 and currently works as a GIS Specialist in Denver, Colorado.





Andrea Feschenko

Vice President of Standards & Policy
Alpha Epsilon Chapter Founder - Winter 2015
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Andrea has served as our Vice President of Standards and Policy since 2019. She has previously served the National Office as Vice President of Alumni Affairs also in 2019.

Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies with a minor in both Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2017 and currently works in Program Management and on-boarding at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan.




Michelle Maday

Vice President of Expansion

Gamma Chapter - Spring 1995
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Michelle has served as our Vice President of Expansion since 2018. She has previously served the National Office as an Expansion Committee Member, Chapter Director, Executive Vice President (formerly Vice President) and National President (2007-2018).

Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Literature from Northern Illinois University in 1997. She currently works as a Director of Program Test Management in Des Plaines, Illinois.




Christina Espino

Vice President of Alumni Affairs
Iota Chapter - Spring 2006
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Christina has served as our Vice President of Alumni Affairs since 2019. She has previously served the National Office as Villanova Chapter Director, Expansion Committee member for Villanova University and Associate Member Educator for Bradley University all since 2015.

Christina received her Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinema with a minor in Anthropology from DePaul University in 2011 and currently works as an Operations Supervisor at Intersection Media in Melrose Park, Illinois.

 



Rocio Alfaro

Vice President of Undergraduate Affairs
Chi Chapter Founder - Spring 2012
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Rocio has served as our Vice President of Undergraduate Affairs since 2018. She has previously served the National Office as Assistant Vice President of Expansion, Vice President of Expansion, Expansion Committee member for Villanova and Alpha Mu Chapter since 2012.

Rocio received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts in Public Safety Administration both from Lewis University in 2012 and 2015, respectively. She currently works as a Caseworker for the Illinois Department of Human Services in Sycamore, Illinois.

 


Jesus Ramirez
Vice President of Marketing
Iota Chapter - Winter 2015
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Jesus has served as our Vice President of Marketing since 2019. He has previously served the National Office as a Marketing Assistant and Re-establishment Committee member since 2018.

Jesus received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from DePaul University in 2018 and currently works as a freelance graphic designer in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


National Committee

The National Committee is overseen by the Executive Vice President of the National Executive Board. These officers are responsible for specific focus on a variety of areas to support Fraternity Operations.

 

 

Avant Griffith
Director of Title IX
Eta Chapter - Spring 2016
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Currently pursuing her M.A. in School Counseling with a concentration in urban student populations at Trinity Washington University, Avant is certified in Mental Health First Aid for adults and youth while pursuing certifications to become a diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist, as well as a trauma and crisis specialist.

When She is not working as a child outreach worker providing developmental screenings to toddlers, Avant enjoys spending time with family, playing with her dogs, and coaching high school cheerleading. 

 



Alisha Rojas Harrison
Director of Training & Development
Eta Chapter - Fall 2000
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Since graduating from Ohio University in 2003, Alisha has remained involved with the Fraternity and has 18+ years of youth development & leadership experience.

Currently, Alisha is the Program Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell in Lowell, MA.

 

 

Ángel Vélez
National Historian
Rho Chapter - Fall 2008
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Ángel is an award-winning racial equity and anti-racist researcher, trainer and consultant. He earned both his master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University.

He currently serves as a Research Associate at the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and is a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in History of Education and a graduate minor in Latina/o Studies at UIUC.

 

 

 

Victor A. Jimenez
National Parliamentarian
Alpha Epsilon Chapter - Winter 2015
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From Detroit, MI, Victor studied Communication with a focus on public speaking and public relations at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and currently works in civic engagement.

 

 

 

Ofelia Martinez Torres
Director of Civic Engagement
Alpha Epsilon Chapter - Spring 2015
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Since 2017, Ofelia has served as a community organizer at Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC). She is passionate about working for the Mexican, Central and South American communities in Detroit and Metro-Detroit areas and encourages people to have a voice in our daily lives, to vote and practice their civic duties.

 

 



Val Vera
Director of Inclusion

Epsilon Chapter - 1993
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Val's intersectional experience as a Disabled Latinx, his proven leadership as a communicator and his ability to create messages has made him an impactful Disability Rights Educator, Activist, Organizer and Writer.

 

 

Patricia Flores
Director of Health & Wellness
Beta Chapter - Spring 2007
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Patricia graduated & earned her Bachelors degree from he University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a dual Master's Degree in Business Administration and Public Health from Benedictine University.

Currently, Patricia works as an Analyst for Healthcare Financial Resources while also conducting research within the Latinx community in Humboldt Park and Wicker Park neighborhoods of Chicago. This research is helpful for uncovering the bio-psycho-social determinants of health for the Latinx community.


Regional Board

The National Office has organized our undergraduate chapters into regions, by state, led by a Regional Director who is overseen and reports to the Vice President of Undergraduate Affairs.

For Advisors: Should you wish to contact National leadership regarding your undergraduate chapter, please see the below chart and CC [email protected] when contacting the appropriate Regional Director.

Region 1

Washington, California, Colorado, and Texas

Andrea Nunez
Region 1 Director
[email protected]

Region 2

Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana

Jelymar Mejia
Region 2 Director
[email protected]

Region 3

Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York

Annalisa Torres Aquino
Region 3 Director
[email protected]

Region 4

Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida

Guillermo Ramos
Region 4 Director
[email protected]phapsilambda.net

 

For emergency situations, if any individual is in danger or injured, please call 911.

For other emergency situations not involving injuries or a threat to life, please contact Violet Bollar at 847-312-5823.  If you are unable to reach Violet, please contact Michelle Maday at 847-361-4378.