Virtual Convention Facilitator Bios
Zeta Psi is fortunate to have a number of experts facilitate our various educational sessions at this year’s Virtual Convention. We are extremely grateful to the following individuals for lending their expertise to our membership during this upcoming convention.
Abbi Hansen Allen
Abbi is currently a Residence Hall Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Housing, Apartments, and Conference Services at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville, where she joined Chi Omega. She received her Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University.
Adam Joiner (Tarleton 15, Arkansas Tech ’18) currently serves as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Texas State University. He is an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity where he serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Membership Development Committee.
Alan van den Arend
Alan is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the Johns Hopkins University, where he specializes in the intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance, classical reception, and theories of history/historiography. A member of the Psi chapter since 2007, he has served in leadership positions on both the chapter and international level, including as a former chairman of the Ritual Committee. At present, he co-chairs the Membership Development Committee.
Anastasia has been a school counselor at South Brunswick High School since January 2005.
I am also a school Anti-Bullying Specialist that develops programs and lessons for students to prevent discrimination in school. I have worked extensively over the years with transgender students and their parents. I have been integral in helping the school district develop their Transgender Student Policy and I have created the Transgender Student Support Planning process for the district.
Hi everyone! I’m Aubrey Hense, and I’m the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Northern Illinois University. I also volunteer as a Network Specialist of Membership a Growth for my own organization, Alpha Omicron Pi. I’m a dog mom to my sweet girl Daisy, an avid reader, a health and fitness mentor, and a huge Harry Potter fan. I can’t want to meet you at my session fueling the Virtual Convention!
Caitlyn serves as the Assistant Director of Education and Leadership at Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, where she is also a member. She resides in St. Louis with her dog Finn.
Chris serves the Fraternity as the Grand Chapter Ritual Committee Chairman and a director of the Canadian Educational Foundation and the Niagara Elders Association. He is the 4th member of The Worthy.
Dan worked as a campus-based Fraternity/Sorority advisor for over a decade before becoming a full-time professional speaker in 2018. Dan was a founding father of his chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and he traveled as a leadership and education consultant after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree. After traveling, he attended University of the Pacific and received his Master of Arts degree. Dan is now a full-time coach, consultant, and speaker with CAMPUSPEAK, engaging students and communities on topics such as the intersection of alcohol and consent, leadership, and masculinity in an effort to encourage them to be brave enough to have the conversations that matter.
Guillermo Flores leads the fraternity & sorority community at Michigan State University. Zeta Psi at Michigan State has been a wonderful chapter to work with and Guillermo looks forward to helping Zeta Psi nationwide. Guillermo has been passionate about social media for years and wants to help fraternities adapt to the new virtual landscape of recruitment. Follow Guillermo on Instagram: @GuillermoxF
James Robilotta is a professional speaker, personal coach, entrepreneur, and author of Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings. He speaks to willing and unwilling audiences internationally about authentic leadership and promoting memorability. As a speaker, he is doing the two things he loves the most: causing audiences to think critically about their leadership journeys and making people laugh! His thought-provoking talks are infused with self-awareness and comedy stemming from his background as a trained stand-up and improv comedian.
James loves to help people get out of their own ways to live the lives they deserve and be the leaders they are capable of becoming.
In 2002, Josh co-founded Phired Up Productions-a fraternity/sorority recruitment education company that now serves 60+ international fraternities/sororities and 300+ college campuses per year. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on fraternity recruitment education, technology, and marketing.
Justin Patrick is the first Canadian to be elected President of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), a democratic student government representing political science students around the world. One of his key projects in IAPSS has involved gathering student governments across the world together to begin discussions on forming a new Global Student Government to represent all students of all subjects and fill the void in student advocacy left by the collapse of the International Union of Students in the early 2000s. He has also contributed to a variety of student advocacy efforts at national, provincial, and campus levels of student politics in Canada. He pursues a PhD in Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto where he researches the politics and history of student government.
Maurice Ducoing, Psi '03
Originally from New York (Seaford, Long Island to be exact), Maurice went to Chaminade High School in Mineola and then attended Cornell University (originally the School of Hotel Administration but then transferred to The School of Industrial & Labor Relations). Maurice joined the Psi Chapter in 2000 and held many positions in the Chapter (including Recruitment Chair, Pledge Master and member of Supreme Council) and on campus (VP-Recruitment – IFC and VP, Order of Omega). He graduated in 2003 and spent the next 11 years in NYC (NYC Public School Teacher, Recruiter and Deloitte Consultant). During this time, Maurice received his MS in Education through the NYC Teaching Fellows program, launched and ran a film review blog for five years, and also received a certificate in film production from NYU – Tisch. With this background, Maurice moved to Los Angeles in late 2014 to pursue a career in film, but ended up building on his career in Human Capital as the Practice leader for a Private Equity firm and after five challenging but rewarding years, launching his own consultancy, Ducoing Human Capital.
The focus of much of Maurice’s professional life has been on Human Capital. First, in a less strict sense as a Middle School Teacher, teaching in the Bronx ESL/dual Language as part of the NYC Teaching Fellows program. Maurice did this for three years, teaching three classes, attaining his Masters, and facilitating a graduate level class for incoming teachers whom he also mentored.
Mike McRee, NIC Chief Operating Officer
Mike began his career in 1995 as an NIC Member Services Consultant. He returned to the NIC in March 2016 as COO to lead the development of the Campus Support team and implementation of services and resources for IFCs. He also works with the NIC’s education team overseeing our award-winning programs, including UIFI, IMPACT, LAUNCH, IFC Academy and the NIC’s newest program launching January 2018, PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents. He has experience as a campus professional at University of Oregon, 13 years in progressive roles at LeaderShape, Inc., and as Associate Executive Director of Delta Upsilon. Mike is a member of Sigma Nu, initiated at Kansas State University.
Nicki Rowlett (CMU ’13, BSU ’15) is a proud member of Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority and serves as the Senior Director of Leadership Programs for Triangle Fraternity. She developed an award-winning new member education program for an NIC fraternity and continues to work with chapters across the country from several fraternities to implement meaningful new member education experiences.
Will Foran, NIC Senior Vice President of Campus Operations
Will has worked with fraternity leaders for more than 16 years in various professional and volunteer roles. He worked at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Mount Union and Western Illinois University before coming to NIC staff in 2008. At the NIC, he previously served as Director of Education and Leadership Development, Vice President of Education and Vice President of University Relations. In his current role, Will works with IFCs, student leaders, alumni and campus partners to elevate fraternity communities. Will is a member of Phi Mu Delta and volunteers as a board member for Phi Mu Delta Educational Foundation and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research.
Will Woldenberg is the founder and president of Entegrit, the first veteran-owned management consultancy to be a Certified B-Corporation. With more than a decade of consulting experience with companies such as Exelon, the National Board of Medical Examiners, Honeywell, and Comcast, Will leads initiatives for some of the largest organizations in the country around strategic planning, program & project implementation, organizational transformation, and leadership training.