Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

Executive Board

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President - Julia Benner (jcbenner@loyola.edu)

Julia provides the overall direction and leadership to RHA and serves as the official spokesperson for RHA and all resident students at Loyola. She calls and chairs all RHA meetings and prepares the agenda for those meetings along with meeting weekly with the RHA Advisor and Assistant Director. She assists the Vice President for Social Affairs with organizing and planning campus-wide events and coordinates with the Vice President for Policy in assisting the Office of Student Life with staying in touch with resident concerns. Julia delegates responsibilities in order to achieve the mission and goals of RHA and helps board members effectively achieve their individual duties by providing resources and support. She executes and upholds all provisions of the RHA Constitution and drafts and end-of-year report so that improvements can be made in the coming year.

Vice President of Policy & National Communications Coordinator - Brendan O'Neill (bmoneill1@loyola.edu)

Brendan serves as the Executive President's chief officer on all policy matters and resident concerns about anything from campus security to dining problems. He oversees the Policy Committee which is comprised of one President or Vice President from each area. He addresses student concerns to the Director of Student Life through the Executive President and assists Area Leadership Teams in solving internal problems and concerns. He maintains the Constitution of RHA and serves as parliamentarian able to answer any questions regarding procedure. 

Brendan also serves as Loyola's representative to NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) and CAACURH (Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls). He utilizes NACURH and CAACURH resources in order to improve residential life at Loyola. He organizes and leads delegations to NACURH, CAACURH, and CAACURH No-Frills conferences, including coordination of sign-ups and proper conference preparation. He keeps Loyola's RHA updated on national issues and conference information and also submits all necessary paperwork to NACURH for yearly reapplication.

Vice President of Social Affairs - Mary Caitlin King (mcking@loyola.edu)

Mary serves as the Executive President's chief officer on all social programming matters and creates a calendar of campus-wide RHA sponsored events for the academic year. She is responsible for the planning and execution of all major social events sponsored by RHA. She coordinates with the Treasurer and Chief of Staff about contracts and services, delegating responsibilities to other members of the board when necessary. She also coordinates with the Chief of Staff and Director of Public Relations concerning all advertising and publicity for RHA events. Mary serves as a support and advisor for Area Presidents when planning smaller area events and completes other duties assigned by the Executive Board.

Chief of Staff - Jamie Reinah (jnreinah@loyola.edu)

Jamie represents RHA to all outside vendors and companies and serves as the coordinator of logistical and administrative functions for RHA by connecting the Treasurer, Historian, and Director of Public Relations. She coordinates the administrative branch of RHA to support social and policy committees and makes room reservations for RHA meetings. She maintains a binder of all paperwork from the academic year, including agendas, training materials, area president report forms, event report forms, and other pertinent correspondence. 

Resident Assistant Liaisons - Alexis Giuseppone (apgiuseppone@loyola.edu) & David Wilson (dawilson@loyola.edu)

This position serves as the liaison between the RHA and the Student Life Staff of Resident Assistants. They work closely with RHA regarding the role of RAs and the role of RHA in promoting a healthy community for residents. One liaison serves on the Social Committee and the other on the Policy Committee.

Director of Public Relations - Megan Bottino (mebottino@loyola.edu)

Megan oversees the planning and execution of all electronic public relations activities the Executive Board undertakes. She works closely with the Executive President, Chief of Staff, and the VP of Social Affairs to publicize and create awareness of RHA major events and Area Leadership team programs to the campus community by designing posters and flyers. She works to communicate with the campus electronically about events that RHA is sponsoring as well as designing electronic flyers and using technology to raise awareness about RHA. She maintains all social media accounts, including the RHA Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Megan also works to maintain the RHA website so the campus community can easily access information regarding our current and future events. She provides support and guidance to Area Leadership Teams when advertising area events and completes any other duties assigned by the board.

Treasurer - Madison Smith (mhsmith@loyola.edu)

Madison serves as the chief financial officer for RHA and maintains overall responsibility for the financial management of both the Executive Board and Area Leadership Teams. She is responsible for approval of all RHA transactions and works with the President, Chief of Staff, and Advisor during the first month of the year to create a purposed budget for all RHA expenditures. She maintains accurate and detailed records within the treasury of all deposits, expenditures, receipts, and fund request forms. She provides a monthly budget report to the Full Board and reviews with the Advisor all fund requests from campus organizations. She also oversees all fundraising operations. 

Historian - Nicolette Vulpis (ntvulpis@loyola.edu)

Nicolette takes minutes of all RHA meetings and keeps accurate attendance records of those meetings. She reports and distributes the minutes via email following the meetings and creates the standards and process for board members to complete end-of-year reports and archive them. She oversees the collection of documentation of programs including notes, photos, feedback, etc. She creates and maintains archives of RHA records and is knowledgeable about existing historical resources in order to be able to provide chronological advice from years past.