Staff

LEAD organizes leadership programs, helps new organizations form, empowers current organizations to succeed, and maintains this website. Leadership Consultants who work for the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement are available to help student organizations with questions they might have. At least one Leadership Consultant is assigned to each student organization at West Chester University. LEAD has a Leadership Resource Center office in Sykes 218 which includes brochures, flyers, information packets, books, media, and other materials available to new or seasoned student groups. All of these resources are completely FREE! The Leadership Consultants are also ready and available to facilitate different sessions for your organization, whether it be team building, stress management, etc... Stop by the Leadership Resource Center today and help take your organization grow and succeed!
 

Lena M O'Malley  
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About Lena
Hi everyone!
My name is Lena O'Malley and I am currently a junior here at West Chester University. I am majoring in Business Management with a minor in psychology. I look forward to the future and to hopefully attend graduate school where I would like to further my degree in event planning! Besides being a Leadership Consultant, I am a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, the SGA representative of the Panhellenic council, co-activities chair on the Inter-Greek council, and a senior peer mentor for Sister to Sister. I love being involved on campus and I can't wait for this upcoming year!

Liz Bishop  
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About Liz
My name is Liz Bishop, and I am a junior Accounting & Finance major. Some of my activities outside of being a Leadership Consultant include the Accounting Society, Greek Life, Basketball Band and University Ambassadors. I enjoy watching TV and being with my family and friends.This year, I am super excited to learn new things from working with so many leaders on campus and truly make a difference through leadership on campus. :)

The organizations I'm responsible for are the Governing Bodies and the last third of the Academic Clubs (Political Science to Women in Science).

You can reach me in my office hours in Sykes 218 during the following times:
Monday 12-3
Tuesday 12:30-2:30
Wednesday 10-1
Thursday 12:30-2:30

Evan Booth - Leadership Consultant 
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About Evan
My name is Evan Booth. I am a 3rd year Accounting and Finance Major from North Wales Pennsylvania. I am the President of Delta Chi, the S.S.I. Chair of Student Government, a Leadership Consultant, and an Orientation Leader.

Joseph J Deegan  
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About Joseph
My name's Joe Deegan, and I am a fourth year English education major hailing from the great town of Warminster, Pennsylvania. I spend my time on campus as a DJ on WCUR, doing service with the Friars' Society, welcoming new students to campus as an Orientation Leader, and trying to attend as many other events as possible. In my past, I was a resident assistant in Wayne and Brandywine Halls, and I know I will miss it dearly this upcoming year. I am most looking forward to working with tons of organizations as well as being introduced to some of the organizations I have never communicated with on campus.

I will be working with the Religious and Service organizations.

My office hours are:
Monday - 12:00pm-2:30pm.
Tuesday - 10:00am-1:30pm.
Wednesday - NONE.
Thursday - 10:00am-1:30pm.
Friday - By appointment only.

Tory Getz  
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About Tory
I am entering my senior year, with a major in marketing, a concentration in finance, and an interest in advertising. Within the past three years, I have been involved with Residence Life as a Resident Assistant, and have continued my involvement this year with University Ambassadors, the Serpentine Yearbook, the Friars' Society, and as a Leadership Consultant.

With the doors of my college career soon coming to a close, I am looking forward to taking full advantage of the opportunities that will arise throughout this upcoming year, as well as meeting new people, working with the student body, planning events, and helping to increase the level of leadership on campus.

As a leadership consultant, I will be working directly with those academic organizations alphabetically ranged from Exercise Science to Philosophy, as well as all media/publications organizations.

Stormy Milburn  
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About Stormy
My name is Stormy Milburn and I am a senior Middle Grades Preparation Major! I have been an Orientation Leader and Resident Assistant here at West Chester. I love being involved and interacting with people. The friendships and memories I have made here have truly brightened my experience. I am excited to get this school year started!
I am the Leadership Consultant for the Social Equity and Diversity Organizations on campus! My office hours are as followed:
Monday:
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Thursday
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.


Michael W. Pettis  
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About Michael W.
Hello everyone!
My name is Michael W. Pettis and I am currently a Senior here at West Chester University. I am majoring in Music Theory and Composition. I look forward to the future and to hopefully attend graduate school where I would like to further my degree in event composition and conducting! Besides being a Leadership Consultant, I am a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Drum Major of the WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, and Treasurer of L.E.A.D. I love creating opportunities for collaborations, leadership and fun. Being involved on campus has really enriched my experience here at West Chester and I wouldn't change a thing.

I will be serving as the Leadership Consultant to the Musical Organizations.

Office hours in Sykes 218:
Monday: Noon – 2PM
Tuesday: 2PM – 4PM

Wednesday: 7PM – 8PM; 9PM – 10PM
Thursday: 1PM – 3PM

Friday: Noon – 2PM




John Scheck  
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About John
My name is John Scheck and I am a senior Economics/Finance major here at West Chester. Currently I am a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Also I am a member of the Fraternal Values Society for West Chester. I am an LGBTQA ally and enjoy finding new ways to expand my horizons to new diverse things.
I am the Leadership Consultant this year for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
My Office Hours in Sykes 218 are:
M from 6-7
Tu/Th from 10-11 and 2-4

Hope to see you soon!

Daniel E VanHassent  
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About Daniel
My name is Daniel VanHassent and I am a senior History BA with Teaching Certification. I am very excited to be a Leadership Consultant this year and I look forward to helping student organizations and leaders reach their full potential!

As a Leadership Consultant, I am responsible for the Political/Activism & the first third of Academic/Professional groups (Accounting Society - English Club).
My office hours are:
M,T,W,Th 4:30-6:00 PM
*Please let me know if those times do not work for you, and we can work something out*

In addition to being a Leadership Consultant, I am the Immediate Past President of the Honors Student Association, a section leader in the WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, a University Ambassador and a brother of the Friars' Society.

Erica Vasquez  
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About Erica
Pete Vincent  
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About Pete
Hello my name is Pete Vincent. I am a senior. I am involved with a couple different organization here at West Chester University. The organization that I have been involved with are Campus Recreation and WCUR (University radio station). I have served on both of their executive board.

I am excited to start the semester with all of my new classes. I can' t wait to see what the year has in store for me. I am excited about the changes in my life. One of the changes in my new Leadership Consultant position. I know that I have the ability to impact the Varsity Athletic position. This is going to be a great year working with the Leadership Consulting. I am thrilled about the opportunity of being an Leadership Consultant.

Charles Warner - Director of Student Leadership & Involvement 
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About Charles
I have had the pleasure to work with West Chester University students for the past 23 years, the last few years as the Director of Student Leadership & Involvement. A graduate of Lynchburg College in Virginia, where I received both my bachelor and master degrees, provided great involvement opportunities for me. I have had the chance to serve both the Association of Fraternity Advisors as National President and my fraternity affiliation, Beta Theta Pi, in a variety of roles culminating in serving as the General Secretary from 2006-2009.

Meghan Gaffney - Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Greek Life  
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About Meghan
Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Fraternity & Sorority Life.

In addition to working at WCU with the Leadership Consultants and fraternities/sororities, I love working with leadership development and facilitation. I'm a Penn State grad, with degrees in Broadcast Journalism (B.A.) and College Student Affairs (M.Ed)

Serving as the advisor to:
- LEAD (co-advisor)
- Black & Latino Greek Council (BLGC)
- Panhellenic Council
- Media Advisory Board

I am also your contact for starting a new student organization! Interested in something we don't have at WCU? Reach out!

Schedule an appointment to see me in my office at 610-436-2117 or email me at mgaffney@wcupa.edu.

Breanna L. Ockimey  
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About Breanna
Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership & Involvement

Oversee the S.A.I.L (Students Actively Involved in Leadership) Program, Women Leading Up Leadership Series, CCP (Co-Curricular Portfolio), and the Student Leadership Newsletter.


To learn more about these leadership opportunities schedule an appointment to see me in my office at 610-436-2137 or email me at leadershipga@wcupa.edu.


Devan Kowalek - Graduate Intern 
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About Devan
Melissa Phillips  
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About Melissa
Ryan Pugliese - Graduate Intern  
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About Ryan
Chris Gueno  
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About Chris
I have a refined sense of humor and I am your Graduate Hall Director.

Sara Hinkle  
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About Sara
Jodi Roth  
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About Jodi