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Meet Kappa Delta’s national leaders.

Kappa Delta is the impressive organization it is today because of its many dedicated alumnae volunteers. At each biennial National Convention, collegiate and alumnae delegates elect Kappa Delta Sorority’s National Council, the selfless women who lead the sorority at the national level. Learn more about national elections.

Similarly, the Kappa Delta Foundation is led by a board of directors who are elected to lead the foundation’s efforts to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority. If you are interested in serving or nominating someone to serve on the foundation’s board of directors, please send a resume and letter of interest to KDFBnominations@kappadelta.org by May 1. References are optional. Elections take place every summer.

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National Council

The National Council sets and upholds policies and oversees the work of the sorority. Members of the National Council are elected by voting delegates at Kappa Delta’s National Convention every two years.

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Susan Stockton

National President

Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky

Susan graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She has served as a collegiate membership director, national collegiate advisor, collegiate province president, vice chairman for the Nominating Committee and as national vice president before taking on the role of national president. She has been an advisor on four chapter advisory boards. Susan is a retired attorney who previously worked as a senior counsel for General Electric, and she founded Stockton Consulting in Geneva, Switzerland. Susan is a director on the Kappa Delta Foundation board.

Emily Ulmer Feinstein

National Vice President

Delta Sigma-South Alabama

Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and history and a Master of Education in educational leadership from the University of South Alabama. She holds professional certifications in Title IX coordination, civil rights investigator, student affairs law and policy, and sexual misconduct. Emily has worked in higher education and sorority and fraternity affairs for nearly 20 years, and has served on Kappa Delta's National Leadership Team as the university case manager and Bias Response Intervention Team (BRIT) co-lead. Emily is a director on the Kappa Delta Foundation board.

Courtney Hicks Dickey

National Vice President-Membership

Zeta Omicron-Wake Forest

Courtney graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's degree in English and earned her juris doctorate from Baylor University School of Law. She currently works as the senior vice president, general counsel for the business formation services company, ZenBusiness Inc. Courtney has served Kappa Delta as a member of the National Leadership Team and on two chapter advisory boards.

Laura Beth Hanson McKew

National Vice President-Collegians

Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky

Laura Beth earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and went on to work as an insurance broker specializing in employee benefits. She is currently the vice president of group benefits at Pinnacle Planning Group Inc. She has served Kappa Delta nationally as the collegiate special projects director, collegiate membership director and chapter accounting specialist, and locally on three chapter advisory boards.

Tove Bichel Thomas

National Vice President-Alumnae

Omicron-Illinois Wesleyan

Tove holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and worked as an elementary school teacher for 28 years before retiring. She began volunteering for Kappa Delta in 1970 and has served as collegiate province president, regional chapter director, special advisor, national director of membership, national director of CABs, alumnae province president, alumnae chapter membership specialist, alumnae chapter operations specialist, alumnae development specialist and, most recently, alumnae chapter specialist. She was a Girl Scout troop leader and founded the Girls’ Athletic Club at Armstrong Junior High School and OAKlub, a philanthropic club, at Oakdale Elementary School. Tove is a director on the Kappa Delta Foundation board.

Sarah Smith Dubbert

National Vice President-Finance

Epsilon Iota-Missouri

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education in mathematics and is a certified treasury professional through the Association for Financial Professionals. She is the executive vice president and Commercial Division manager at Commerce Bank. Sarah has served national Kappa Delta as a chapter accounting specialist, division accounting specialist and as chapter advisory board-treasurer for Epsilon Iota-Missouri.

Julie Landgren Johnson

National Panhellenic Conference Delegate

Sigma Psi-North Dakota State

Julie has served as national president, national vice president-membership and foundation director in addition to her role as NPC delegate. She has served on several chapter advisory boards and house corporations. She previously served on the National Panhellenic Conference Executive Committee as Panhellenics chairman. Julie received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and organizational communications and a master’s degree in higher education administration. She has served on the board of directors of Prevent Child Abuse America and volunteered with Girls Scouts of the USA.

Maggie Waples

Executive Director

Delta Sigma-South Alabama

Maggie began her role as executive director of the sorority and foundation in 2021. She has extensive experience in marketing and organizational management, previously serving as Global Vice President, Product Management and Marketing at Deflecto, a global consumer products company. She spent three years as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing of the Yearbook division at Herff Jones and 13 years in Pearson’s Higher Education division in various product marketing positions. Maggie holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and earned her MBA at the Drucker School of Management in California. She served her collegiate chapter as president, vice president-membership, vice president-public relations and VP of Panhellenic. Immediately following college, she served two years as a Chapter Development Consultant for Kappa Delta.

Kappa Delta Foundation Board of Directors

A board of directors governs the work of the Kappa Delta Foundation and ensures the foundation carries out its mission to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of the sorority.

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Beth Martin Langford

Chair

Kappa Alpha-Florida State

Beth has served as national president, national vice president, national vice president-collegians, director of collegiate membership, regional chapter director, collegiate province president and chapter advisory board member. She won the 2002 Leadership Tallahassee Distinguished Leadership “Pacesetter” Award and is a past president of Junior League and member of Friends of the Public Library, Brogan Museum of Art and Science, the FSU Committee of 30 and FSU Women’s Athletics Boosters. Beth was inducted into the Florida State University Greek Hall of Fame. Beth is active in her church, Trinity United Methodist. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications/public relations.

Michelle Parmley Rabideau

Vice Chair

Sigma Omicron-Illinois

Michelle is a national leader in philanthropy raising more than $100 million for various organizations over 25 years. She is currently president of Saint Mary’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michelle was Governor-appointed to the Michigan Community Service Commission. She served two terms in public office on the East Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education. Michelle has been recognized as a recipient of the YWCA Tribute! Award in the professions category as one of "50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan" and with the Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional. She served Kappa Delta on two chapter advisory boards and at the national level for 10 years. Michelle earned her undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and her Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. She is passionate about health care, empowering women, public education, community service, her family and friends, and traveling.

Sue Brauer Mickelberg

Secretary-Treasurer

Sigma Sigma-Iowa State

Sue graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and earned her Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of St. Thomas. Her professional experience includes over 25 years in institutional investment management and currently works as a senior development associate at United Properties, a Minneapolis based commercial real estate investment and development firm. She is a chartered financial analyst and is an active member of the CFA Society of Minnesota, CFA Institute and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club. She is past president of the Edina Morningside Rotary Foundation and current board member and treasurer of the Rotary District 5950 Foundation. Sue is former president, treasurer and vice president-philanthropy of Kappa Delta’s Twin Cities, Minnesota, Alumnae Chapter.

Emily Ulmer Feinstein

Director

Delta Sigma-South Alabama

Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and history and a Master of Education in educational leadership from the University of South Alabama. She holds professional certifications in Title IX coordination, civil rights investigator, student affairs law and policy, and sexual misconduct. Emily has worked in higher education and sorority and fraternity affairs for nearly 20 years, and has served on Kappa Delta's National Leadership Team as the university case manager and Bias Response Intervention Team (BRIT) co-lead. Emily serves as Kappa Delta Sorority's national vice president.

Brandi Cappaert Harper

Director

Mu-Millsaps

Brandi completed her undergraduate studies at Millsaps College before earning her J.D. from the University of Mississippi and a certificate in mediation training from the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers. She currently serves as general counsel for Wiregrass Construction Company. She has served national Kappa Delta as an NLT member and on the bylaws committee, as well as volunteered locally as an alumnae chapter officer and member. She also has held various statewide and local board positions, including with the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulf Coast Child Abuse Prevention Center, Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, Gulfport Yacht Club and the Dothan, Alabama Cultural Arts Center.

Kirsten Jakmas Kuykendoll

Director

Gamma Nu-Miami

Kirsten is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Her professional experience includes fifteen years with Fidelity Investments, where she currently serves as Head of Talent Acquisition. She is deeply passionate about leadership development and career coaching and has a track record as a strategic leader who can manage large-scale programs and transformation initiatives. Kirsten has served Kappa Delta nationally on the collegiate National Leadership Team and has volunteered locally on two chapter advisory boards.

Laura Freedman Magedoff

Director

Zeta Lambda-Delaware

Laura completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware before earning her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She works as a principal of the Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC, a boutique commercial law firm. Her practice focuses on corporate transactional and intellectual property matters. Laura has served Kappa Delta nationally as a chapter accounting specialist/director, housing resource specialist and National Bylaws committee member, and has volunteered locally as a CAB member. She also has had various statewide and local board positions with the Junior League and volunteers as a Girl Scout troop leader.

Kate McGlynn

Director

Sigma Epsilon-Texas

Kate graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in corporate communications with a minor in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works as the managing director in the creditor services practice at the management consulting firm, AlixPartners. Kate has 20 years of experience as a financial advisor in the corporate restructuring industry, with a primary focus on advising unsecured creditor committees in bankrupt situations. She has volunteered for Kappa Delta at the national level in the roles of chapter specialist and chapter accounting specialist and at the local level in the roles of CAB chairman, recruitment advisor and finance advisor. Currently, Kate is the CAB finance advisor for the Theta Gamma chapter at Brown University. In addition to her service to Kappa Delta, Kate has held numerous board positions and roles within other nonprofit organizations – presently serving on the Turnaround Management Association’s Global Board of Trustees and is a long-time member of the New York Junior League.

Kristin Power

Director

Epsilon Kappa-Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo

Kristin serves as vice president, policy & advocacy for the Alliance for Children’s Rights. She previously worked for the Consumer Specialty Products Association as vice president of state affairs, deputy director for legislation for the California Department of Housing and Community Development and vice president of government relations for the California Grocers Association. Kristin earned a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal Poly. She has served national Kappa Delta as chair of the nominating committee and NLT member, and has volunteered locally as a CAB and house corporation board member.

Jodi Scheurenbrand

Director

Kappa Alpha-Florida State

Jodi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration in finance and economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of experience driving profitability improvements and operational efficiencies in diverse industries through leadership roles in international companies such as Toys R Us, RJR Nabisco and Infogrames/Atari as well as in independent schools in New York City. Currently, Jodi is founding principle for JLS Consulting and provides financial advice and services to companies and non-profits. She also serves on the national Prevent Child Abuse America board of directors and is a trustee of the Natural Areas Conservancy. She has served as the sorority's national vice president-finance and as CAB-finance for Eta Iota-Pace.

Cheryl Grant Sizer

Director

Epsilon Eta-Illinois State

Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science and earned her master’s in educational organization and leadership from the University of Illinois. She has served as national vice president-finance, national vice president-alumnae, national director of scholarship, regional chapter director and collegiate province president. Cheryl has served on several chapter advisory boards and house corporation boards and several nonprofit boards in her community. She received the Dean Fred H. Turner Award from the University of Illinois. Cheryl is a senior executive vaccines private account manager for GlaxoSmith Kline.

Susan Stockton

Director

Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky

Susan graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She has served as a collegiate membership director, national collegiate advisor, collegiate province president and as vice chairman for the Nominating Committee before taking on the role of national vice president. She has been an advisor on four chapter advisory boards. Susan is a retired attorney who previously worked as a senior counsel for General Electric, and she founded Stockton Consulting in Geneva, Switzerland. Susan is Kappa Delta Sorority's national president.

Tove Bichel Thomas

Director

Omicron-Illinois Wesleyan

Tove holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and worked as an elementary school teacher for 28 years before retiring. She began volunteering for Kappa Delta in 1970 and has served as collegiate province president, regional chapter director, special advisor, national director of membership, national director of CABs, alumnae province president, alumnae chapter membership specialist, alumnae chapter operations specialist, alumnae development specialist and, most recently, alumnae chapter specialist. She was a Girl Scout troop leader and founded the Girls’ Athletic Club at Armstrong Junior High School and OAKlub, a philanthropic club, at Oakdale Elementary School.

Maggie Waples

Executive Director/Ex Officio

Delta Sigma-South Alabama

Maggie began her role as executive director of the sorority and foundation in 2021. She has extensive experience in marketing and organizational management, previously serving as Global Vice President, Product Management and Marketing at Deflecto, a global consumer products company. She spent three years as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing of the Yearbook division at Herff Jones and 13 years in Pearson’s Higher Education division in various product marketing positions. Maggie holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and earned her MBA at the Drucker School of Management in California. She served her collegiate chapter as president, vice president-membership, vice president-public relations and VP of Panhellenic. Immediately following college, she served two years as a Chapter Development Consultant for Kappa Delta.

Emeritus Members

Anila Jain, Delta Eta-South Florida
Lillian Scott Leslie, Alpha Delta-Rhodes
Patricia Beecham Nieman, Sigma Iota-Washington
Nannette Smith, Beta Pi-Florida
Corre Anding Stegall, Alpha Chi-Louisiana Tech
Bonnie Purvis Warren, Beta Sigma-Southern Mississippi
Helen Wise, Beta Theta-Penn State

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