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Parents’ Council

About the Council

The Wake Forest Parents’ Council serves as a vehicle for parents of current students to communicate ideas, questions and concerns to the University through their Council representatives.  To contact a member of the Parents’ Council, email and the Office of Parent Programs will help field your question or direct your email to the appropriate Council member.

Parents’ Council members provide Wake Forest with direction by studying issues, offering guidance and acting as liaisons. Parents’ Council members also serve as ambassadors in their geographic area to prospective Wake Forest students.

The Wake Forest Parents’ Council is comprised of approximately one hundred thirty-five couples, representing the parents of over 4,800 undergraduates. The Council meets twice during the school year, once each semester. Terms are two years in length and are renewable. Members are selected based on their interest in and ability to help Wake Forest fulfill its mission.

Activities of the Parents’ Council

Meetings: The Parents’ Council meets twice during the academic year: during Family Weekend in the fall and again during a winter weekend.

First-Year Reach-Out Campaign: Parents’ Council members contact parents of the first-year class in the fall, giving new parents an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns or provide feedback on their children’s experiences. Council members are asked to contact ten to fifteen families.

Parents’ Campaign of The Wake Forest Fund: Each Parents’ Council member is asked to make an annual contribution to the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund, Wake Forest’s annual unrestricted giving program. During the 2014-15 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed 47% of the $2,992,502 total raised in the parents’ campaign.  Overall, 3,219 current and past Wake Forest families supported the parents’ campaign.

During the spring semester, Parents’ Council members contact first-year parents, seeking their support of the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund.  If you are a parent and wish to make a gift, you may do so at our secure website (please indicate “The Parents’ Campaign” in the Gift Information section).

Parents’ Council Leadership 2016-17

Parents’ Council Chairs:
Harriet and Howard Love P’18 – Hillsborough, GA

Parents’ Campaign Chairs:
Stacie and Dylan Lissette P’18 – Hanover, PA


Parents’ Council members, 2015-16 (list as of July 30, 2015; new members indicated with an * )

Leslie and Tony Anagnostakis P’18 – Bronxville, NY

Dayna and Steve Anderson P’18 – Great Falls, VA *

Rosanne and Peter Aresty P’18 – Mamaroneck, NY

Deanna and Aaron Banks P’18 – Woodbridge, VA

Mary and John Barnett P’18 – Toronto, ON

Anna and Cliff Benson P’17, ’19 – Raleigh, NC *

Tami and Mike Berczuk P’14, ’19 – Greenwich, CT *

Laura ’94, P’18 and Chris Berry ’94, P’18 – Charlotte, NC

Wendy MBA ’91, P’19 and Jay Bilas P’19 – Charlotte, NC *

Michele and Scott Blair P’19 – Greenwich, CT *

Aimee Bloom P’18 – Morristown, NJ

Betty P’15, ’19 and Dan Boyce ’81, P’15, ’19 – Raleigh, NC

Claire and Peter Bristow P’17, ’18 – Raleigh, NC

Robyn and Andy Brown P’17 – Bethesda, MD

Elisabeth and Frank Burch P’17 – Stuart, FL and Crested Butte, CO

Melissa P’10, ’16 and Harry Bynum ’76, P’10, ’16 – Rocky Mount, NC

Donna P’14, ’17 and Webb Campbell ’81, P’14, ’17 – Nashville, TN

Vanessa and Roy Carroll P’14, ’17 – Greensboro, NC

Julie and Brett Chapman P’15, ’17 – Thousand Oaks, CA

Tonya Crowe-Chinuntdet ’88, MD ’92 and John Chinuntdet ’88, P’17 – Mooresville, NC

Mary Clare and Danny Conwill P’18 – New Orleans, LA

Debbie and Dale Critz P’19 – Savannah, GA *

Donna and John Culbertson P’17 – Moorestown, NJ

Nan and Harry Curtis P’09, ’19 – Summit, NJ *

DeeDee P’15, ’18 and Ed Dalrymple ’72, P’15, ’18 – Charlotte, NC

Eloise and Jeff Davis P’18 – Rogers, AR

Susan and Francois de Menil P’19 – New York, NY *

Brooke and Mark Dean P’15, ’18 – Beaufort, SC

Nancy and Stephen Demorest P’14, ’19 – Hillsborough, NC *

Melissa and Craig Donaldson P’14, ’16 – Worplesdon, Surrey

Rose and Scott Fitzgerald P’17 – Dallas, TX

Diane and Mark Flynn P’17 – Menlo Park, CA

Sharon and Rick Fownes P’14, ’16, ’19 – Duxbury, MA

Jennifer and Mike Freedman P’19 – Westport, CT *

Carmen and Cali Garcia-Velez P’19 – Miami, FL *

Kitty and Ted Garner P’18 – Charlotte, NC

Kathleen and Greg Garvey P’18 – Fairfield, CT

Tracey and Scott Gerber P’17, ’19 – Pound Ridge, NY


Torie Clarke and Brian Graham P’17 – Chevy Chase, MD

Betsy and Mike Greene P’17 – New Canaan, CT

Lori and Kent Griswold P’19 – Lower Gwynedd, PA *

Liz and Tom Hale P’16 – Kentfield, CA

Eugenie and Tom Hamilton P’16, ’19 – Greenwich, CT

Melissa and Paul Harrison P’15, ’18 – Knoxville, TN

Susan and Henk Hartong P’19 – New Canaan, CT *

Joanna P’18 and Mark Holt ’83, P’18 – Raleigh, NC

Lisa Hord and Peter Kohnstamm P’18 – Pelham, NY

Jane and Pete Hunsinger P’13, ’17 – New Canaan, CT

Paula and Mark Hurd P’18 – Atherton, CA

Beth and Richard Hussey P’19 – Memphis, TN *

Ann Phelps Jacobs ’81, P’18 and John Jacobs P’18 – Weston, MA

Joanna and Jon Jacobson P’19 – Wayland, MA*

Angela P’14, ’15, ’19 and Bill James ’84, P’14, ’15, ’19 – New York, NY

Carol and Richard Kalikow P’17 – New York, NY

Meg and Jonathan Kelly P’17 – Weston, MA

Kirsten and Mike Kerrigan P’17 – Dallas, TX

Allison and Ron Kuehn P’17 – Birmingham, AL

Liz and Mark Lazarus P’19 – Greenwich, CT *

Joy and Marc Lautenbach P’14, ’17 – Riverside, CT

Stacie and Dylan Lissette P’18 – Hanover, PA

Harriet and Howard Love P’18 – Hillsborough, CA

Anne and Dick (JD ’85) Lupo P’19 – Charlotte, NC *

Rachel and Bill MacDonald P’18 – Bethesda, MD

Susan P’18 and John Mann JD ’81, P’18 – Winston-Salem, NC

Elizabeth and David McGraw P’19 – Short Hills, NJ *

Jane and Jay McGraw P’16, ’20 – Short Hills, NJ

Susie and Mark Mead P’18 – Hunting Valley, OH

Sophie and Armour Mellon P’17 – Ligonier, PA

Ann and Michael Mendenhall P’17 – Palo Alto, CA

Bowen ’87, P’14, ’17 and John Miller ’87, P’14, ’17 – Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Audrey and Mark Miller P’19 – Westlake, TX *

Minda and Gary Moor P’17, ’18 – Dallas, TX *

Cindy and David Moross P’17 – New York, NY

Heather and Dan Mosley P’17 – Greenwich, CT

Wendy ’89, MBA ’94, P’18 and Elwyn Murray ’89, MBA ’94, P’18 – Purcellville, VA

Beverley and Hanford Ndlovu P’19 – Hummelstown, PA *

Karla and Will Newton P’18 – Jacksonville, FL

Rosemarie Drake-Pearcey and Tony Pearcey P’18 – Bradenton, FL

Anna Melissa and Peter Philpott P’16 – Fort Worth, TX

Cathy ’86, P’19 and Alan Prince ’86, P’19 – Atlanta, GA *

Julia Ireland Randall and John Randall P’18 – Locust Valley, NY

Tina P’18 and Guy Revelle ’87, P’18 – Tampa, FL

Leslie and JR Richardson P’18 – Hilton Head Island, SC

Karen Tumulty and Paul Richter P’14, ’19 – Chevy Chase, MD *

Amy and Ray Rivers P’14, ’17 – Greenwich, CT


Laura and Klaus Said P’17 – Greenwich, CT

Lillianne and Luis Salaverria P’17 – Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Sonia and Leo Salom P’18 – Toronto, ON

Betsy and Scott Sandbo P’18 – Portland, OR

Denise and Marc Schmittlein P’18 – Avon, CT

Pam Schoen P’17 – New York, NY

Stefani and Leonard Shavel P’18 – Greenwich, CT

Mary and Bob Shue P’13, ’17 – Chevy Chase, MD

Sabrina and Greg Smith P’16 – Ashburn, VA

Loraine and Don Stuart P’16 – Austin, TX

Kim Swig P’19 – Atherton, CA *

Dana and Ted Swimmer P’19 – Charlotte, NC *

Beth and Jerry Tarde P’16, ’18 – Fairfield, CT


Laurie and David Thiemann P’14, ’18 – St. Louis, MO

Ann and Steve Tighe P’16, ’18 – Bronxville, NY

Margaret and John Torell P’15, 19 – Bronxville, NY

Shannan ’87, P’15, ’17 and Doug Townsend ’88, P’15, ’17 – Siler City, NC

Sue and Jay Wagley P’19 – Dallas, TX *

Holly and Scott Wallace P’19* – Kenilworth, IL

Liz and Paul Walker P’18 – Pasadena, CA

Liz and Preston Walsh P’18 – Pittsburgh, PA

Chris and Dan Ward P’13, ’15, ’18 – Potomac, MD

Leslee and Craig West P’17 – Raleigh, NC

Juliet and Stephen Wiehe P’17 – Raleigh, NC

Claire and Chris Williams P’19 – Richmond, VA *


Deborah and Steve Yurco P’17 – Austin, TX

Jan and Steve Zide P’19 – Old Greenwich, CT *


Trustee Ex-Officio Members

Wendy and Larry Culp P’17, ’19 – McLean, VA

Ruth E and Frank Holding P’13, ’16 – Raleigh, NC

Adriane P’12, ’17 and John McAvoy ’82, P’12, ’17 – Charleston, SC

Susan and Michael Selverian P’13, ’16, ’19 – St. Davids, PA

Sue P’18 and Dave Wahrhaftig MBA ’82, P’18 – Larchmont, NY

Sheila and Seth Waugh P’17 – North Palm Beach, FL

For further information, please contact:

Minta A. McNally (’74, P ’02, ’06)
Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Parent Programs
Office of University Advancement

Betsy Chapman (’92, MA ’94)
Director of Parent Programs
Office of University Advancement