Meet the Board

Victoria Nguyen
CLAS 2016, Psychology
After a year of serving on the Social Committee as a committee member, two years as its Chair, and then two years as Vice President, I am honored to represent the University of Virginia Club of DC as President. It is an incredible honor to remain part of the UVA Community well after graduating, and I hope to inspire others to stay engaged, and usher in the new generation of UVA students and alums. I have the pleasure of working with so many talented, amazing, and enthusiastic alums not just here in the DC metro area, but all over the country, and I look forward to meeting many more! Cheers and Go Hoos!
Employer: Kaiser Permanente

Michael J. Mayassi IV
President Emeritus 
CLAS 2010, Economics

IG @LordMayassi

Though it’s been a little over a decade since I’ve worn the honors of Honor and graduated from Mr. Jefferson’s University, I still get to work and interact with some of the most passionate Wahoos around. Since my time on grounds, I have served on the Boards of the Richmond Hoos, as well as my hometown DCHoos, by developing unique networking opportunities and planning marquis events like the Jefferson Ball and Bicentennial Celebration. After serving as President for the past 4 years, it is now my distinct honor to continue my relationship with The University of Virginia Club of Washington, DC as President Emeritus. We have accomplished a great deal over the years and I’m excited for the surprises we have in store for you. I look forward to meeting you and cheering on Dear Old UVA together – WAHOOWA!

Employer: Freddie Mac

Sangita Shaha
Darden 2009, Masters in Business Administration
During my time at Darden, I adopted lifelong values that I hold close, to this day – to have honor and integrity, respect for others, and as Dean Bruner used to always say – “You must be present to win”. With these same values, I’m thrilled and honored to serve as Vice President of the UVA Club of Washington, DC. In this role, I look forward to bringing my professional skills in strategy consulting, for the support and leadership of our club experiences, service events, and community activities. Bringing people together has always been a core component of the Club, and continuing to do so for more diverse communities across a greater reach is a goal we aspire to in the coming year. I look forward to working with my talented and experienced co-board members, and to meeting you at a future event!

Sarah Bufano                                                                     

CLAS 2012, Economics

I am honored and thrilled to serve as Secretary of the University of Virginia Club of DC and support this vibrant community! I have had the joy of connecting with fellow wahoos all over the world and am excited to give back to a community and a university that has given me so much. During my time in Charlottesville, I met many of my closest friends and together we leaned into everything UVA had to offer – student clubs, classes in all the schools, study abroad, and, of course, the list of things to do before you graduate. I have such fond memories of my time at The University and I look forward to reminiscing about our time there with other fellow wahoos in DC!

Employer: Guidehouse

Thomas Sumner
COMM 2019, Accounting | CLAS 2019, Spanish

I’ll always look back fondly on my years at UVA. The academics are top-notch, of course, but what I cherish the most from my days spent on Grounds are the memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. As a student, I was very active with the University Singers, serving then as a student officer and presently as the group’s Alumni Chair. I also lived in the Spanish House (La Casa Bolívar), where I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a language-immersion community, not to mention living a mere 5 minute walk from the Lawn! Through volunteering with the UVA Club of DC, I’m excited to foster Hooville pride and camaraderie here in our nation’s capital. It’s a privilege to give back to the UVA community that gave so much to me. Wahoowa!

Employer: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Adriana Usmayo Macedonio
Marketing Co-Chair |
CLAS 2019, Statistics and Economics

My time at UVA will forever hold some of the best memories in my life. Not only did I get to live in Charlottesville, near a lot of my closest friends, but I was also part of the Tennis Club and had many wonderful professors. I also spent 2 years volunteering at Madison House, and through that, I was able to connect with other UVA students while helping out the Charlottesville community. I am now very excited to re-engage with UVA alums in DC. I look forward to helping and advocating for DC Hoos and making a positive impact.  

When I am not cheering on the Hoos, I am attending Zumba class, working on my food blog, or reading a thriller book.

Robert D. Horvath
Scholarship Co-Chair |
CLAS 1979, American Government and Economics
As an out-of-state student from Cleveland Ohio, I quickly fell in love with the University of Virginia. The knowledge and values that I acquired, the experiences that I had and the friendships that I made there were fundamental for my development as an individual. I truly enjoyed and appreciated my involvement in Resident Staff, the Honor Committee, Avenue and Sigma Phi. After a great career in law, corporate America and Democratic Party politics, I have built a successful small business in the staging/design industry. I have also been committed to giving back through participation in non-profit organizations, including serving as Board Chair of the Ellington Fund for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Employer: Kalorama Staging LLC

Joy Omenyi  
Scholarship Co-Chair |
CLAS 2015, African American Studies 

I first set foot on UVa grounds in April 2011 for “Spring Fling” – a special admittance day weekend for incoming Black students. Since then, I’ve been back on grounds every year and have worked to improve the experience for students of color that came after me. I served as the President of the Black Student Alliance for two years, and most correctly I served two terms on the Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council. Within DC Hoos, I co-chair the Scholarship Committee, where we aim to provide scholarships to deserving and diverse matriculating first years from the DC-metro area. 

Employer: Comcast

David Aramony
Special Events Co-Chair |
CLAS 2013, Government and Media Studies
“I wish I slept more in college,” said no one ever. While my tenure flew by an amazing thing happened: my college friends became family and UVA traditions became staples of my daily life. Throughout my time at The University, I was heavily involved in a smorgasbord of CIOs from Madison House to Student Government. With those final steps down the lawn as a student in the rearview, I want to provide Hoos an excuse to chant Wahoowa once again by fostering camaraderie among our family. From boat cruises to happy hours, holiday parties to networking events, my goal is to ensure our DC alums always have a reason to call Charlottesville home.
Employer: MuleSoft

Todd Eley
Special Events Co-Chair |
CLAS 2008, Economics and Government 

I am Virginia through and through. I was born and raised in Tidewater Virginia and am the only son of two Hokie parents, making my enrollment at the University a sole act of rebellion and it has been an amazing life choice, despite those post-Thanksgiving football games. I was involved in many organizations and student government while at UVA, including two years as co-chair of Student Council’s Legislative Affairs committee, bringing students to the Virginia General Assembly and connecting them and lawmakers on legislation impacting UVA. I also had the privilege of being in the inaugural session of Sabato’s J-Term Virginia Government & Politics course. I then got to intern for then Governor Timothy Kaine after graduation. After earning my MBA from another Virginia institution, I moved up to Arlington County in 2015, and settled outside Vienna in 2019. I am now eager to give back in a sustained way and supporting UVA and its alumni, students and friends in the DC area is one of the ways I am doing so. I hope to work on building ongoing events and initiatives that tie into the University’s 2030 Plan. There are tons of great ideas out there and if we only implement a few of them, we’ll make a big difference.

Employer: Fannie Mae

Frazier O’Leary
Speaker Series Co-Chair |
CLAS 1994, History

I graduated from UVA more than 25 years ago but it wasn’t until my daughter started as a first year this year that I got re-engaged with the alumni association resuscitated my love for all things Orange and Blue.  

I transferred to UVA as a third year and immediately got involved with the University Union, with the Student Activities Committee and Travel Committee and the On Target Leadership Committee.  What I miss most from school is the intellectual and social bustle and vibrancy and I’ve been inspired to try to recreate that “mini-university” experience wherever I’ve been.

I’m excited to be co-chairing the Speakers Committee and am looking forward to helping our amazing alumni share their knowledge and experience with each other as speakers, interviewers and interviewees, and panel discussion participants as well as to connect with great thought leaders in our communities (who didn’t have the pleasure of graduating from Mr. Jefferson’s University)

Employer: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

Elizabeth Campbell
Social Committee Co-Chair |

SEAS 2020, Systems Engineering

I loved my time at UVA and am so appreciative to be apart of such a vibrant alumni network! While at UVA, I enjoyed planning events for the University Guide Service and my sorority. I’m so excited to continue to do that as social co-chair! I hope to bring together DC alumni, friends, and family to form connections that strengthen our network and have some fun while doing so.

Employer: Accenture Federal Services

Aaron Way
Social Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 2014, History
While I have many great memories from my four years at UVA, what I appreciate the most are the friendships that I built while on Grounds. Whether it was as part of the Honor Committee, Jefferson Society, Club Rugby team, IFC, or my own fraternity, I met tons of people who helped me grow as a person. As Social Chair, my goal is to host events that help DC alumni strengthen their existing friendships and (hopefully) form new ones.
Employer: Level Access

Talley Snow
Networking Committee Co-Chair |
COMM 2019, Marketing and Management 

I couldn’t have chosen a better place to learn and grow during college than UVA, where I was able to explore my interests throughout the community with Camp Kesem, the Women’s Center, McIntire, and the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs. After graduating in 2019 (and thoroughly celebrating all of that year’s national championship wins!), I moved to DC where I enjoy exploring the city with fellow Hoos. I’m excited to join the UVA Club of Washington board as a networking co-chair and I look forward to meeting more alums at upcoming events!

Employer: McKinsey & Company

Bailey Bloxsome
Networking Committee Co-Chair |
COMM 2018, Finance and Management 

During my four incredible years in Charlottesville, I had many opportunities to see the strength of the Hoos alumni network which consistently proved to be heavily invested in the personal, educational and professional development of myself and many of my friends. I am grateful for the lifelong friendships I developed in IV, VAMT, and the Echols council, and I look forward to remaining a part of the broader UVA community as a member of the Club of Washington Board. DC has an awesome alumni presence, and I’m excited to get to know more of them in the coming year.

Employer: Houlihan Lokey

Boo Devanny
Networking Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 2017, Government
My time in Charlottesville will always hold a special place in my heart. When I wasn’t cheering on the Hoos at JPJ, I competed on the club sailing team, organized family-friendly events for local veterans with Students Supporting Soldier pSychology, and helped run my sorority’s annual philanthropy events. I’m thrilled to continue my involvement with UVA in DC as a co-chair for the Networking Committee, and I look forward to meeting fellow alums at our upcoming events!
Employer: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

EllenEllen Loeshelle
Schools Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 2012, Cognitive Science & Spanish Linguistics
I fell in love with UVA early in my college search process and haven’t looked back since! The grounds, community, academics, athletics and proximity to Northern Virginia made UVA a no-brainer for me. While at UVA, I was involved with the Club Ultimate Frisbee team, Relay For Life, Monroe Society and other groups. I find great passion in showing others all that UVA has to offer and I could often be found dragging my friends to sporting events, lectures, films, philanthropy events, etc. during college. Being away from Charlottesville makes this hobby a bit more difficult but working with the Schools Committee gives me the opportunity to fill this void. I thoroughly enjoy being able to more formally engage with incoming, current and former students and help them fall in love with Hoo-ville as much as I did. When I’m not cheering on the Hoos, I spend my time running, playing Ultimate, traveling, cooking, volunteering and playing viola. Wahoowa!
Employer: Clarabridge

Robin Tiberio
Schools Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 2015, Government
From a very young age, I felt the pull to be a part of the UVA community. Something about growing up in Northern Virginia makes you acutely aware of how deep orange and blue pride runs! During my time as a UVA student, I was heavily involved in my sorority as the VP of New Member Education and Head of Standards Board, and volunteered with Madison House. I now work as a Marketing Manager by day, runner/piano player/avid reader by night. I’m very excited about this opportunity to impart the love I have for UVA and Charlottesville on local area high school students, and – once they decide to become a Hoo – help maximize their future success. Go Hoos!
Employer: American Psychological Association

Mary Ellen Matheson
HOOS 2.0 Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 1988, International Relations

I am thrilled to co-Chair Hoos 2.0 to help bring local UVA  alums, family and friends together.  The UVA community has played an integral role in my life since 1984 when I arrived on grounds to embark upon an incredible four year journey.  My UVA friends – from first year dorms, my sorority, and classes – have shaped both my professional and personal life and many of us remain connected through an active group text that buzzes almost daily.   After graduating in 1988, I embarked upon an exciting career in International Business at Tiffany & Co, in NY while simultaneously earning my MBA in Marketing and Management at the Stern School of Business.  After relocating to Washington, DC to be closer to family, I tested my MBA skills with a start -up technology company and after learning I was expecting twins, shifted gears to the non- profit world where I have spent the last 15+ years developing and executing fundraising and communications strategies.  My passion is to help provide access to opportunities to those who otherwise would be without.  I delight spending time with my 3 young adult children and in my spare time I enjoy gardening, hiking and walking with my dogs.  I am truly looking forward to reconnecting with local UVA alums and meeting many members of our community through the UVA Club of Washington, DC. 

Employer: Year Up

Kim Summerville
HOOS 2.0 Committee Co-Chair |
COMM 1987, Finance

I am delighted to re-engage with the UVA Club of Washington after serving on its Board in 1989-1990 and its Schools Committee from 1987-1997. My experiences at UVA had a lifelong effect and provided me with an incredible foundation, both professionally and in my everyday life. I am excited to co-chair Hoos 2.0 with Mary Ellen as we aim to get a wide spectrum of alums (30 years & older) in the DMV engaged in the UVA Club of Washington’s array of events targeted to multiple generations. I graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in Finance & worked at Arthur Andersen LLP in their real estate advisory & infrastructure privatization group before stopping to raise our 3 children. At UVA, I was active in University Union, now the UPC, Commerce Council and the Sailing Club. I am an avid UVA sports fan, particularly lacrosse, soccer, basketball and football and enjoy attending these games as often as we can, sometimes with our son (SEAS Class of 2022). I look forward to meeting a diverse group of alums of all ages at our upcoming Hoos 2.0 events!

Sophie Maeter
Service Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 2018, History and Foreign Affairs 

Although I came to UVA having never set foot in the state of Virginia before, it’s safe to say that becoming a Hoo changed my life. UVA challenged me to become the best version of myself academically, professionally, and socially, and I am proud to have worn the Honors of Honor. Whether it was as an Executive Board member of the College Republicans, Alumnae Relations Chair of my sorority, or simply having dinner with friends at Trinity Irish Pub, I am thankful for everything the University gave me. I am honored to continue supporting our shared values as members of the UVA community as a co-Chair of the Service Committee, and look forward to meeting many past, present, and future Hoos at our events. 

Employer: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito

Matt Ohlson
Service Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 2019, Economics

Each day I find myself increasingly thankful that I am a part of the vibrant, caring, and rock solid UVA Family. A proud 2019 graduate of the University, I served as a co-chair to the Days on the Lawn admitted students program, a Men’s Leadership Project Big Brother, and a board member on the Economics Career Office Student Advisory Board, among other activities. If you ask my alumni friends and family, they’ll tell you it’s no secret that I bleed orange and blue straight to my soul. On fall Saturdays, you’re likely to find me either at Scott Stadium or three feet from a TV cheering on the Hoos. I wholeheartedly believe in the University’s mission and President Ryan’s vision that we must be “great and good” and “elite but not elitist.” Even though my undergraduate days are but a series of wonderful memories, I am incredibly honored to serve on the board of the UVA Club of DC to help maintain, build, and strengthen the UVA Family that we all hold so dear. Wahoowa!

Employer: Northrop Grumman Corporation 

Nicole Cantarelli
Sports Committee Co-Chair |
CLAS 2018, Economics and Sociology
I graduated from UVA in 2018 with a double major in Economics and Sociology. While at UVA, a huge part of my experience centered around volunteering with Madison House’s PB&J Fund and College Mentors for Kids. I am also a huge UVA sports fan and love going to games to cheer on the hoos! After graduating, I moved to DC to work in legal recruiting and have made sure to make plenty of trips back down to Charlottesville.  I am so excited to be part of the Board as the co-chair of the Sports Committee. Go Hoos!
Employer: Latham and Watkins 

Rishab Iyer
Sports Committee Co-Chair |
2020, Systems Engineering and Economics
I am super thrilled and happy to be a part of the DC Hoos Family! Having grown up in Northern VA, I look forward to meeting fellow Hoos who call the area home. I graduated in 2020 with a double major in Systems Engineering and Economics, and I currently work as a Consultant at Appian Corporation. During my four years I was in Charlottesville, my main extracurricular activities included being a Resident Advisor and a Model UN co-chair. As a part of my 4th year research project in sports analytics, I got to interact with many of the student athletes, and also enjoyed being a student during the tremendous 2019 calendar year when we won many championships. I am a huge fan of all Washington sports teams, and I also enjoy playing basketball and golf. I’m excited to meet every single one of you. Go Hoos!
Employer: Appian Corporation

Kimberly Edwards
Arts & Culture Co-Chair |
CLAS 2009 and 2011, Education
Born and raised in Southern Virginia, I loved UVA for the comradery, sundresses at football games, my membership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and enjoying the culture of Charlottesville. I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from the Curry School of Education in 2009 and 2011. I am also a graduate of George Mason University Applied Behavior Analysis program. My current work includes educational consulting in conjunction with serving in educational leadership with KIPP DC Public Charter Schools. In my personal life I enjoy running, art shows, musical theatre, and traveling. I’m excited to continue to serve the UVA Alumni DC community as the Arts & Culture Co-Chair.
Employer: KIPP DC Public Charter Schools

Sarah Dean
Arts & Culture Co-Chair |

CLAS 2000, English

I became a passionate Wahoo fan growing up in the Shenandoah Valley close enough to the University of Virginia to attend football and basketball games regularly with my family. My love for UVA only strengthened during my time as a student in Charlottesville, and I am thankful for the education and friendships UVA provided me. After college, I went on to graduate from the George Washington University Law School and I continue to practice law.   I look forward to planning arts and culture events in the DMV area to bring UVA alumni, students, family and friends together in our shared love of the University. In addition to UVA and supporting the arts, I’m passionate about animals, the environment, traveling, staying active, and trying new wines. I look forward to connecting with you at an event soon!  

Employer: Accenture

Tania Odabashian
Book Club Co-Chair |

COMM 1989, Accounting 

I am very excited to serve on the board as I have such fond memories of my time at UVA. Being from the Philadelphia Main Line, I was the only one from my high school class to go to UVA. I was apprehensive at first but am so glad I decided to come. Chairing the Bookclub makes a lot of sense as I have been an active member for over a decade and it is a great group of Wahoos. I currently serve on two other nonprofit boards and this one will be a nice complement to those. Wahoowa!

My husband, fellow commerce alum Ned Scharpf, and I recently sold our 23 year old company Corporate Apartment Specialists. We remain partners in 18 Woodspring Suites hotels in the Southeast and Midwest and own some multi-family and single family rental properties in the DC area and beyond.

Shivani Das
Book Club Co-Chair |
SEAS 2021, Systems Engineering 

From the first time I toured the university, I immediately fell in love with grounds and the community. My experience at UVA has been unmatched due to the incredible education, professors, and friends I cultivated during my time there. As an avid reader, I reminisce about spending many hours in the university’s beautiful libraries. Upon graduating, I wanted to remain engaged as a member of the UVA community, and I am super excited to be serving as co-chair of the Book Club.

Employer: Deloitte

Jordan Parrish
Book Club Co-Chair |
CLAS 2018, English

The second I walked onto Grounds, I knew UVA was where I belonged. I loved everything about my time there, from the friends I made to all of the sporting events I attended. Nothing gets me as fired up as sitting amongst fellow Hoos cheering on our sports teams. I love talking about all things UVA, so I am thrilled to be co-leading the Book Club and interacting with Hoos of all ages in spirited book discussions.

Employer: Tax Analysts