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Foundation Board of Trustees

Trustees provide essential governance and oversight for Pi Beta Phi Foundation. As a group, they possess a wide array of expertise in marketing, development, accounting, investment management, nonprofit management and other key areas.

Foundation Kate Pickert

Kate Blatherwick Pickert 


Chapter: Kansas Alpha at the University of Kansas   

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English, Masters of Science in broadcast journalism

Alumnae Experience: Lawrence, Kansas, Alumnae Club President, Vice President, Secretary; Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) Chair and Risk Management Advisor

International Experience: Collegiate Regional Risk Management/Policy Specialist

Awards: University of Kansas Bruce Linton Award; Mid-America Regional Emmy, Kansas City

Professional: Client Relationship Manager for Pegasus Capital Management

Hobbies: Exercise, tennis, theater, spending time with family

Foundation Janice Lisko  

Janice Worthington Lisko

Vice President Finance

Chapter: Oklahoma Beta at Oklahoma State University   

Degree: Bachelor of Accounting, Masters in Accounting

Alumnae Experience: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Alumnae Club President, Vice President Membership, Awards Chairman, Scholarship Committee Chairman, Recording Secretary, Jr. Club Treasurer, and founding Chairman of the Pi Beta Phi Scholarship Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation

International Experience: Foundation Trustee (Finance Committee)

Awards: 30-Year Fellow, Oklahoma Society of CPAs; Great Graduate 2003, Broken Arrow High School Alumni Association, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Oklahoma State University Top Ten Award; Raymond D. Thomas Award for Outstanding Graduate of the College of Business Administration

Professional: Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant

Hobbies: Gardening and golfing with husband Jim, hiking, reading fiction, writing, attending musical theater and traveling

Kathy Ewing  

Kathy Wager Sprague

Vice President Development 

Chapter: Alabama Gamma at Auburn University

Degree: Bachelor of Science in business administration 

Alumnae Experience: Alabama Gamma AAC Finance Advisor; Book Club Chair, Atlanta Alumnae Club  

International Experience: Collegiate Region Four Risk Management/Policy Specialist; Collegiate Region Four Director; Collegiate Region Four Foundation Ambassador 

Awards: Chapter Service Award winner, Alabama Gamma

Professional: 35 years in the Banking Technology industry in sales, systems and project management with a focus on self-service banking and transaction processing

Hobbies: Pilates, golf, reading, cooking, SEC Football and spending time with Pi Phi sisters  

 Foundation Gina Garrison Jones 2

Gina Garrison Jones


Chapter: Nebraska Beta at University of Nebraska  

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Advertising and Design; Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Consumer Sciences

Alumnae Experience: Phoenix, Arizona Alumnae Club Co-President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Communications and Recording Secretary

International Experience: Alumnae Region Six Membership Specialist; Foundation Emma Harper Turner Fund Committee Chair; Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Committee member

Awards: Emma Harper Turner Award for Club Leadership

Professional: Founder and President of Jonesmedia, Inc.; General Manager of Everest Partners/Westcor Shopping Centers; Director of Marketing for Everest Partners and Everett Enterprises; Certified Marketing Director; Certified Shopping Center Manager; experience in advertising and media buying

Hobbies: Walking, biking, cooking, attending sporting events, traveling and checking out local museums and libraries

         Foundation Terre McFillen Hall 2

Terre McFillen Hall


Chapter: Ohio Alpha at Ohio University

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication

Alumnae Experience: Pennsylvania Eta AAC Chair; Vice President of Philanthropy for the Northern Virginia Alumnae Club

International Experience: Foundation Development Committee member

Professional: National Director of iDance4aCURE; Executive Director of the Center for Patient Advocacy; Deputy PAC Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, experience in public relations and fundraising consulting, nonprofit development and political fundraising

Hobbies: Spending time with family, art, DIY projects, baking and trying gluten-free recipes and restaurants

Jennifer Hazleton  

Jennifer Windell Hazelton


Chapter: Virginia Eta at the University of Richmond 

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Alumnae Experience: Member of Houston, Texas, Alumnae Club

International Experience: Foundation Trustee

Awards: Houston Business Journal’s 2013 Best CFO of the Year – Non-Profit

Professional: Chief Financial Officer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Hobbies: Golf, spending time with friends and Virginia Eta sisters and travel.

         Foundation Mary Jane Buchele Johnson 2

Mary Jane Buchele Johnson


Chapter: Illinois Eta at Millikin University

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Alumnae Experience: Illinois Theta AAC; Peoria, Illinois Area Alumnae Club President

International Experience: Foundation Trustee

Awards: Morton, Illinois Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award; LPL Financial Chairman's Club; Women in Leadership Career Achievement Award

Professional: President of Alltrust Financial Management; Certified Financial Planner; Certified Financial Consustant and Chartered Life Underwriter

Hobbies: Reading, needlework, travel, playing the flute

Foundation Rena Thorsen  

Rena Rodeman Thorsen


Chapter: Maryland Beta at University of Maryland, College Park

Degree: Bachelor's Degree in consumer economics from the University of Maryland; Master's in education from Montclair State College; Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University

Alumnae Experience: Alumnae Advisory Committee for Pennsylvania Eta; Northern New Jersey Alumnae Club

International Experience: Foundation Communications Committee

Awards: Harriet Rutherford Johnstone Scholarship

Professional: CEO and Senior Strategic Consultant for Celeriti, LLC

Hobbies: Travel

Paula Shepherd  

Paula Pace Shepherd 

Ex-Officio, Fraternity Grand President

Email: GP1@pibetaphi.org 

Chapter: Texas Epsilon at University of North Texas

Education: Bachelor of Science in education

Alumnae Experience: Southlake Area Alumnae Club CARS Chairman, President and ACRIC of Temple/Belton Pocket, Treasurer of Mid-Cities Alumnae Club, and AAC counterpart to Vice President Finance and Vice President Membership for Texas Epsilon 

International Experience: Grand Vice President Membership, Director Extension, Membership Specialist for Collegiate Region Six and Traveling Graduate Consultant

Awards: 2005 honorable mention for Carol Inge Warren AAC Financial Award; nominee for Outstanding Student Organization Advisor at the University of North Texas; 2006 Panhellenic's Outstanding Advisor at the University of North Texas; 2006 member of AAC of Excellence at Texas Epsilon; 2009 Outstanding Greek Alumni, University of North Texas

Professional: Teacher, Product Trainer of Showtime Networks, and Co-Owner/Financial Manager of Roanoke Animal Hospital

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, art collecting and reading

FHC Lisa Scott  

Lisa Gamel Scott

Ex-Officio, Fraternity Housing Corporation President

Email: FHCP@pibetaphi.org  

Chapter: Colorado Alpha at University of Colorado

Education: Bachelor of Science in business, University of Colorado

Alumnae Experience: Served in numerous positions, including President, in the San Francisco Alumnae Club and the Jefferson County, Colorado Alumnae Club (served as President); founded the San Juan, Colorado Pocket where I am still an active member

International Experience: Traveling Graduate Consultant; President and Treasurer of the Pi Beta Phi Foundation; Chairman of the Gatlinburg Study Committee

Awards: National Chapter Service Award Winner 1984; Volunteer of the Year by the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce 2004

Professional: Former Vice President of Alex Brown & Sons, an Investment Banking firm in San Francisco; Current board member of local community bank; Currently serving appointments to Colorado Judicial Nominating Commission and Victims Compensation Board; wife, mother, and full-time community volunteer

Hobbies: Family activities, 4-H Leader, water and snow skiing, cooking and traveling