Meet the Board

Victoria Nguyen
CLAS 2016, Psychology
After a year of serving on the Social Committee as a committee member and now two years as Chair, I am honored to represent the University of Virginia Club of DC as Vice President. The Club has allowed me to meet so many extraordinary Wahoos, a lot of them serving on this board as your chairs and committee members. As we continue to move forward, it is my goal to ensure we continue to provide our DC alumni with exceptional programming and make sure the UVA spirit stays strong in the DMV area! I look forward to meeting you at our future events!
Employer: Kaiser Permanente

Michael J. Mayassi IV
President Emeritus 
CLAS 2010, Economics

IG @LordMayassi

Though it’s been nearly 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. It is now my distinct honor to lead The University of Virginia Club of Washington, DC as its next president. My goal is to empower our Board in continuing to program unique events for our members and helping you stay connected to Dear Old UVa. I look forward to continuing my service on this Board and meeting you!

Employer: Freddie Mac

Sangita Shaha
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Sarah Bufano
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Thomas Sumner
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Robert D. Horvath
Scholarship Co-Chair | uvascholarship@dchoos.org
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 | uvascholarship@dchoos.org
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David Aramony
Special Events Chair | uvamacrosevents@dchoos.org
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 Chair | uvamacrosevents@dchoos.org
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Kerry Moynihan
Speaker Series Chair | uvaspeakerseries@dchoos.org
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Employer: Boyden Global Executive Search

Elizabeth Campbell
Social Committee Co-Chair | uvasocial@dchoos.org
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Aaron Way
Social Committee Co-Chair | uvasocial@dchoos.org
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 | uvanetworking@dchoos.org
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Bailey Bloxsome
Networking Committee Co-Chair | uvanetworking@dchoos.org
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Boo Devanny
Networking Committee Co-Chair | uvanetworking@dchoos.org
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 | uvaschools@dchoos.org
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 | uvaschools@dchoos.org
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 | uvahoos2.0@dchoos.org
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Kim Summerville
HOOS 2.0 Committee Co-Chair | uvahoos2.0@dchoos.org
COMM 1987

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 my Comm School classmate Laurie Gibson 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. Upon graduation from the McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in Finance, I worked for 10 years at Arthur Andersen LLP in their real estate advisory & infrastructure privatization group. I then stopped to raise our 3 children and was an active volunteer at their schools and served a multitude of volunteer organizations. I am a current Board member at Children’s National Hospital, All Hallows’ Guild, Washington National Cathedral and former Board member of the Junior League of Washington and the Thrift Shop Charities, Washington Antiques Show. 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 | uvaservice@dchoos.org
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Matt Ohlson
Service Committee Co-Chair | uvaservice@dchoos.org
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Nicole Cantarelli
Sports Committee Co-Chair | uvasports@dchoos.org
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: Hogan Lovells US LLP

Rishab Iyer
Sports Committee Co-Chair | uvasports@dchoos.org
CLAS 2011, Sociology

I recently moved back to the DC area from my home state of Texas. As a former Cavalier Daily sports writer, I am excited to once again cheer on the Hoos with my fellow alumni as the Sports Co-Chair. I am looking forward to another exciting year of Virginia sports. Wahoowa!


Kimberly Edwards
Arts & Culture Co-Chair | uvaarts@dchoos.org
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 | uvaarts@dchoos.org
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Tania Odabashian
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org
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Shivani Das
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org

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Jordan Parrish
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org

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Frazier O’Leary
Speaker Series Chair 

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Tania Odabashian
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org
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Simay Okyay
CLAS 2014, Biochemistry & Women, Gender and Sexuality 
There is so much to love about UVA but my favorite moments were my favorite moments because of the people. I served in several executive boards at UVA. I had the best experiences when I served as social chair for my sorority and HooCrew. I am now serving on our board because I love meeting and engaging with alumni who share my love for the ‘Hoos and books. I hope to be involved in fostering relationships amongst alumni through our events. Wahoowa!
Employer: Applied Policy