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 parents@nullwfu.edu and the Office of Family Engagement 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, acting as liaisons, and leading the Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund. 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 185 families who have been invited to represent the parents of over 4,900 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.

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 2019-20 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed  53% of the $4.2 million raised in the Parents’ Campaign. Overall, 3,365 current and past Wake Forest families supported the Parents’ Campaign.

Throughout the academic year, the Parents’ Campaign chairs send messages to parents and families, seeking their support of the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund. If you are a parent or family member and wish to make a gift, you may do so at our secure website (please indicate “The Parents’ Campaign” in the Gift Information section).

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For More Information

Minta A. McNally (’74, P ’02, ’06)
Associate Vice President & Executive Director,
Office of Family Engagement

Anna Marie Carr-Reinhard (’12)
Associate Director
Office of Family Engagement

Brad McIlwain (P’07)
Director of Family Giving,
Office of Family Engagement


Parents’ Council Leadership 2020-21

Parents’ Council Chairs: Mary Dee ’93, P’21 and Mike Smith ’89, P’21 – Raleigh, NC

Parents’ Campaign Chairs: Bonnie and Mike Carter P’22 – West Orange, NJ


Parents’ Council Members, 2020-2021

Ashwin Adarkar P ’23 & Sushma Adarkar P ’23 | Pasadena, CA
Mary Pat Alcus P ’21 & Darren Alcus P ’21 | Potomac, MD
Cynthia Alksne P ’21 & Steve McMahon P ’21 | Bonita Springs, FL
Beth Armstrong , P ’20, P ’21 & Anthony Armstrong , P ’20, P ’21 | San Francisco, CA
Kathy Arrix , P ’22, P ’23 & Tom Arrix , P ’22, P ’23 | Darien, CT
Drew Asher P ’23 & Joey Asher P ’23 | Tampa, FL
Tony Atala , P ’22, P ’24 & Katherine Atala , P ’22, P ’24 | Winston Salem, NC
Luke Babcock P ’24 & Allison Babcock P ’24 | Sag Harbor, NY
Anna Backer P ’23 & Dean Backer P ’23 | New York, NY
Matt Barr P ’23 & Gwin Barr P ’23 | Salisbury, NC
Christine Barrett P ’24 & Peter Barrett P ’24 | South Bend, IN
Kyle Bass P ’22 & Alexandra Bass P ’22 | Dallas, TX
Todd Baur P ’24 & Julie Baur P ’24 | Saint Louis, MO
Jim Berger P ’23 &  | Riverside, CT
Mark Betts P ’21 & Shelley Slade P ’21 | McLean, VA
Neal Bibeau , P ’19, P ’20 MSBA, P ’21 & Monica Bibeau , P ’19, P ’20 MSBA, P ’21 | Gladwyne, PA
Peter Bowles P ’24 & Jakie Bowles P ’24 | Richmond, VA
Phillips Bragg ’93, P ’24 & Leslie Bragg ’91, P ’24 | Huntersville, NC
Peter Bristow , P ’17, P ’18, P ’21 & Claire Bristow , P ’17, P ’18, P ’21 | Raleigh, NC
Louise Brown ’83, P ’20 & Tim Brown P ’20 | Lancaster, PA
Dan Bryant , P ’21, P ’22 & Aerin Bryant , P ’21, P ’22 | McLean, VA
Peter Burns P ’21 & Allyson Burns P ’21 | Fairfield, CT
Gretchen Busquets , P ’22, P ’24 & Miguel Busquets , P ’22, P ’24 | Lexington, KY
Amy Butler , P ’09, P ’10 MSM, P ’11, P ’13, P ’16, P ’21 &  | Austin, TX
Michael Carter P ’22 & Bonnie Carter P ’22 | West Orange, NJ
George Caulkins , P ’22, P ’24 & Christina Caulkins , P ’22, P ’24 | Denver, CO
Warren Chaiken P ’24 & Diane Trounson-Chaiken P ’24 | Blue Bell, PA
An Chen P ’24 &  | Hillsborough, CA
Pete Clare P ’23 & Teresa Clare P ’23 | Washington, DC
Cullum Clark P ’21 & Nita Clark P ’21 | Dallas, TX
Jenny Clark , P ’21, P ’22 & Chris Clark , P ’21, P ’22 | Greenwich, CT
Matthew Classi P ’21 & Angela Kiriakatis P ’21 | Manhasset, NY
Roger Coleman P ’22 & Margo Coleman P ’22 | Manhasset, NY
Jennifer Collins , P ’23, P ’24 & Peter Collins , P ’23, P ’24 | Tampa, FL
Paula Covelli P ’23 & John Covelli P ’23 | Naples, FL
Lynn Crutchfield P ’22 & Elliott Crutchfield P ’22 | Charlotte, NC
Donna Culbertson , P ’17, P ’18 MSM, P ’22 & John Culbertson , P ’17, P ’18 MSM, P ’22 | Moorestown, NJ
Larry Culp , P ’17, P ’19, P ’23 & Wendy Culp , P ’17, P ’19, P ’23 | McLean, VA
Steve Cutler P ’23 & Wendy Zimmermann P ’23 | Scarsdale, NY
Derek de Petra P ’22 & Laura de Petra P ’22 | Piedmont, CA
Myn Demmon P ’23 & Terry Demmon P ’23 | Atherton, CA
Nicholas DeNovio , P ’22, P ’24 & Patricia DeNovio , P ’22, P ’24 | Bethesda, MD
Cathy Dishner P ’21 & Jeff Dishner P ’21 | Old Greenwich, CT
Dan Doherty P ’23 & Meredith Doherty P ’23 | Marblehead, MA
Craig Donaldson , P ’14, P ’16, P ’21 & Melissa Donaldson , P ’14, P ’16, P ’21 | Hobe Sound, FL
Lynn Ducommun P ’22 & Bob Ducommun P ’22 | New York, NY
Jennifer Dunne P ’24 & Peter Dunne P ’24 | Lake Forest, IL
David Dupree MBA ’78, P ’20, P ’22 & Marijke Jurgens-Dupree , P ’20, P ’22 | Washington, DC
John Durham , P ’19, P ’20, P ’24 & Michelle Durham , P ’19, P ’20, P ’24 | Berwyn, PA
Helen Dwyer , P ’20, P ’23 & David Dwyer , P ’20, P ’23 | Short Hills, NJ
Carrie Dyckman , P ’21, P ’24 & Kinsey Dyckman , P ’21, P ’24 | Princeton, NJ
Loree Eckstein , P ’21, P ’23, P ’24 & John Eckstein , P ’21, P ’23, P ’24 | Paducah, KY
Jamie Everitt , P ’20, P ’21 MSM, P ’22, P ’24 & Leigh Everitt , P ’20, P ’21 MSM, P ’22, P ’24 | Sun Valley, ID
Trista Farrell P ’24 & William Farrell P ’24 | Roanoke, VA
Lynn Fischbach P ’21 &  | San Mateo, CA
Jonathan Fitzpatrick P ’24 & Liz Fitzpatrick P ’24 | Coral Gables, FL
Trey Flautt P ’23 & Ellen Flautt P ’23 | Knoxville, TN
Lulu Frye , P ’12, P ’21 & Larry Frye , P ’12, P ’21 | Woodside, CA
Sam Funk ’93, P ’22 & Betsy Funk ’92, P ’22 | Nashville, TN
Cali Garcia-Velez , P ’19, P ’24 & Carmen Garcia-Velez , P ’19, P ’24 | Pinecrest, FL
Meredith George P ’24 & Whitney George P ’24 | Darien, CT
Scott Gerber , P ’17, P ’19, P ’23 & Tracey Gerber , P ’17, P ’19, P ’23 | Greenwich, CT
Maria Ghazal P ’21 & Jay Ghazal P ’21 | Washington, DC
Karen Giannuzzi P ’23 & Nick Giannuzzi P ’23 | Greenwich, CT
Carolyn Gilbert , P ’14, P ’16, P ’24 & Parker Gilbert , P ’14, P ’16, P ’24 | Bedford, NY
Mike Gilfillan P ’24 & Christine Gilfillan P ’24 | Madison, NJ
Pit Gills P ’23 & Joy Gills P ’23 | Clearwater Beach, FL
Maura Glynn , P ’20, P ’24, P ’24 & Neil Glynn , P ’20, P ’24, P ’24 | Needham, MA
Jim Goldenberg P ’21 & Gay Shanahan P ’21 | Duxbury, MA
Charles Goldstuck , P ’23, P ’25 & Karin Goldstuck , P ’23, P ’25 | Greenwich, CT
Mike Greene , P ’17, P ’21 & Betsy Greene , P ’17, P ’21 | Gulf Stream, FL
Holly Gregoire P ’22 & Mike Gregoire P ’22 | Greenwich, CT
Rob Grigg ’89, P ’22 & Allison Grigg ’89, P ’22 | New York, NY
Rick Gruber , P ’22, P ’25 & Julie Gruber , P ’22, P ’25 | San Mateo, CA
Shea Grundy , P ’20, P ’22 & Shane Grundy , P ’20, P ’22 | Tampa, FL
Peter Haabestad P ’22 & Wendy Haabestad P ’22 | Newtown Square, PA
Susan Hall , P ’20, P ’21 & Rick Hall , P ’20, P ’21 | Weston, MA
Ken Hanau P ’22 & Ranson Hanau P ’22 | Bronxville, NY
Michael Harrison P ’21 &  | Santa Monica, CA
Henk Hartong , P ’19, P ’21, P ’24 & Susan Hartong , P ’19, P ’21, P ’24 | New Canaan, CT
Robin Hayes P ’21 & Susan Hayes P ’21 | Darien, CT
Mike Henderlong P ’23 & Laura Henderlong P ’23 | Far Hills, NJ
Joan Higginbotham P ’22 & James Mitchell P ’22 | Charlotte, NC
Lea Highet P ’21 & Ian Highet P ’21 | New York, NY
Julie Hitch P ’23 & Jordan Hitch P ’23 | Wellesley Hills, MA
Mark Holton P ’24 & Melanie Holton ’92, JD ’96, P ’24 | Winston Salem, NC
Talbott Hoskins Roche P ’24 & Jamie Roche P ’24 | Lafayette, CA
Susana Houser P ’23 & Bradley Houser P ’23 | Miami, FL
Frances Howard P ’21 & John Howard P ’21 | Far Hills, NJ
Dawn Hudson P ’21 &  | Pacific Palisades, CA
Amy Hurst P ’24 &  | Atlanta, GA
Steve Jenkins P ’21 & Carole Jenkins P ’21 | Tampa, FL
Wade Jones P ’22 & Tiffany Jones P ’22 | Dallas, TX
Ross Jones P ’24 & Emily Jones P ’24 | Needham, MA
Lyndon Jordan P ’22 & Laurie Jordan P ’22 | Raleigh, NC
John Joyce , P ’21, P ’24 & Angie Joyce , P ’21, P ’24 | Winnetka, IL
Neil Kallmeyer P ’22 & Patty Kallmeyer P ’22 | Houston, TX
Daniela Kamlani P ’24 & Kunal Kamlani P ’24 | Miami, FL
Kelly Kenney P ’23 & Crane Kenney P ’23 | Winnetka, IL
Carter Kersh ’93, P ’23 & Perri Kersh ’92, MAED ’94, P ’23 | Chapel Hill, NC
Ted Klinck P ’21 & Stephanie Klinck P ’21 | Raleigh, NC
Jackie Krese P ’23 & Neftali Rodriguez P ’23 | New York, NY
Vicky Lang P ’24 & Ken Lang P ’24 | Weston, MA
Kevin Leader P ’22 &  | Rancho Mirage, CA
Jonathan Legg P ’21 & Liz Legg P ’21 | Alexandria, VA
Karen Levine P ’24 & Allan Levine P ’24 | Ridgewood, NJ
Sharon Libman , P ’21, P ’23 & Brian Libman , P ’21, P ’23 | New Canaan, CT
Suzanne Lissy P ’24 & Dave Lissy P ’24 | Needham, MA
Caroline Lord P ’22 & Leighton Lord P ’22 | Columbia, SC
Howard Love , P ’18, P ’24 & Harriet Love , P ’18, P ’24 | Vero Beach, FL
Dick Lupo JD ’85, P ’19, P ’21 & Anne Lupo , P ’19, P ’21 | Charlotte, NC
Sharon Mack MBA ’92, P ’18, P ’21 MSBA, P ’22 & Richard Mack , P ’18, P ’21 MSBA, P ’22 | Charlotte, NC
Mark Madigan , P ’21, P ’23 & Steffie Madigan , P ’21, P ’23 | Winnetka, IL
Leo Manzanilla P ’22 & Yamile Manzanilla P ’22 | Coral Gables, FL
John Matthews ’95, P ’23 & Elizabeth Matthews ’94, P ’23 | Raleigh, NC
Brian McCormack P ’22 & Katie McCormack P ’22 | Chicago, IL
Elizabeth McGraw , P ’19, P ’21 & David McGraw , P ’19, P ’21 | Short Hills, NJ
Amy McMichael P ’22 & Ralph Thomas P ’22 | Greensboro, NC
Wes Metheny , P ’22, P ’24 & Monica Metheny , P ’22, P ’24 | Annapolis, MD
Jennifer Metz , P ’21, P ’24 & John Metz , P ’21, P ’24 | San Francisco, CA
Janean Mileusnic P ’21 & Mark Mileusnic P ’21 | Boca Raton, FL
Crawford Moran P ’21 & Allison Moran P ’21 | Atlanta, GA
Jim Moriarity , P ’19, P ’21 & Alison Moriarity , P ’19, P ’21 | Chicago, IL
Emily Moskowitz P ’22 & Steven Moskowitz P ’22 | Newton Center, MA
Elwyn Murray ’89, MBA ’94, P ’18, P ’20, P ’25 & Wendy Murray ’89, MBA ’94, P ’18, P ’20, P ’25 | Purcellville, VA
Cindy Nicolaides P ’23 & Richard Nicolaides P ’23 | Kenilworth, IL
Jim Nolen P ’22 & Margaret Anne Nolen P ’22 | Newtown Square, PA
Jim O’Connor P ’21 & Michelle O’Connor P ’21 | Pelham, NY
Dan O’Connor , P ’20, P ’23 & Amy O’Connor , P ’20, P ’23 | Duxbury, MA
Olive Osborne-Silver P ’23 & Jonathan Silver P ’23 | New York, NY
Cindy Ott , P ’22, P ’24 & Steve Ott , P ’22, P ’24 | Alpharetta, GA
Heather Palmore P ’21 &  | Amityville, NY
Louisa Parsell P ’24 & TJ Parsell P ’24 | Charleston, SC
Robert Pedrero P ’24 & Anne Pedrero P ’24 | San Francisco, CA
Gary Pinkus , P ’20, P ’22 & Mary Pinkus , P ’20, P ’22 | Woodside, CA
Tom Power P ’23 & Margi Power P ’23 | Hillsborough, CA
Alan Prince ’86, P ’19, P ’22 & Cathy Prince ’86, P ’19, P ’22 | Atlanta, GA
Lisa Purdy , P ’20, P ’23 & Jim Purdy JD ’88, P ’20, P ’23 | Bronxville, NY
Amanda Ramseur P ’23 & Bob Ramseur ’92, JD ’95, P ’23 | Raleigh, NC
Tim Roemer , P ’16, P ’22 & Sally Roemer , P ’16, P ’22 | Great Falls, VA
Caroline Rogers P ’23 & Arthur Rogers P ’23 | Durham, NC
Steve Rogers P ’23 & Celia Rogers P ’23 | Denver, CO
Frances Rowland ’84, P ’15, P ’21 & Steve Rowland , P ’15, P ’21 | Westport, CT
John Sanders P ’22 & Suzanne Sanders P ’22 | Greenville, SC
Kaveri Satpathy P ’22 & Aurobind Satpathy P ’22 | Chicago, IL
Derek Schiller P ’23 & Kristin Schiller P ’23 | Peachtree Corners, GA
Georg Schloendorff P ’23 & Catharina Schloendorff P ’23 | New York, NY
Chip Schorr , P ’23, P ’23 & Burwell Schorr , P ’23, P ’23 | New York, NY
Dane Scism P ’24 & Meg Scism P ’24 | Knoxville, TN
Deborah Scott P ’23 & John Scott P ’23 | Dallas, TX
Beth Searcy P ’24 & Doug Searcy P ’24 | Wilson, NC
Elizabeth Shaw , P ’19, P ’21 & John Shaw , P ’19, P ’21 | San Francisco, CA
Carolyn Sheehan P ’22 & Kevin Sheehan P ’22 | South Yarmouth, MA
Joe Simmel P ’24 & Kate Simmel P ’24 | Allendale, NJ
Sue Simon P ’23 & John Simon P ’23 | Wellesley Hills, MA
Katherine Simon P ’21 & Kurt Simon P ’21 | New York, NY
Mary Dee Smith ’93, P ’21 & Mike Smith ’89, P ’21 | Raleigh, NC
Pete Smith , P ’23, P ’23 & Victoria Smith , P ’23, P ’23 | Short Hills, NJ
Rick Sterne P ’24 & Missy Sterne P ’24 | Palm Beach, FL
George Stewart , P ’21, P ’22 & Sue Stewart , P ’21, P ’22 | Pittsburgh, PA
Chris Sullivan P ’22 & Lauren Sullivan P ’22 | Bryn Mawr, PA
Ted Swimmer , P ’19, P ’21, P ’23 & Dana Swimmer , P ’19, P ’21, P ’23 | Charlotte, NC
Aaron Taylor P ’22 & Taylor Taylor P ’22 | Pound Ridge, NY
Steve Tighe , P ’16, P ’17 MSM, P ’17 MSM, P ’18, P ’22 & Ann Tighe , P ’16, P ’17 MSM, P ’17 MSM, P ’18, P ’22 | Delray Beach, FL
Whitney Tilson P ’21 & Susan Tilson P ’21 | New York, NY
Susan Touchton P ’23 & John Touchton P ’23 | Tampa, FL
Joe Tranfo P ’22 & Jane Tranfo P ’22 | Greenwich, CT
Bill Van Ingen P ’22 & Sally Van Ingen P ’22 | Rector, PA
Jennifer Van Metre P ’21 & Evan Van Metre P ’21 | Atlanta, GA
Drayton Virkler P ’24 & Laura Horton Virkler ’95 | Durham, NC
Will Vogt P ’24 & Jen Vogt P ’24 | Corpus Christi, TX
Sue Wahrhaftig , P ’18, P ’21, P ’21 & Dave Wahrhaftig MBA ’82, P ’18, P ’21, P ’21 | Larchmont, NY
Rob Waldron , P ’22, P ’25 & Jen Waldron , P ’22, P ’25 | Wayland, MA
Rob Wallace P ’21 & Celia Wallace P ’21 | Teton Village, WY
John Waller P ’23 & Kelly Waller P ’23 | Chicago, IL
Lindsay Walsh P ’22 & Richard Walsh P ’22 | San Francisco, CA
Ward Waltemath P ’22 & Ashley Waltemath P ’22 | San Francisco, CA
Chris Ward , P ’13, P ’14 MSA, P ’15, P ’18, P ’20, P ’23 &  | Potomac, MD
Richard Weber P ’21 & Mary Weber P ’21 | Sewickley, PA
Susan Weis , P ’21, P ’25 & Torben Weis , P ’21, P ’25 | Riverside, CT
Dunlop White JD ’91, P ’23 & Jane White ’87, JD ’92, P ’23 | Winston Salem, NC
Christina Whitney ’96, P ’23 &  | Atlanta, GA
Claire Williams , P ’19, P ’22 & Chris Williams , P ’19, P ’22 | Richmond, VA
Darrin Williams P ’21 & Nicole Williams P ’21 | Little Rock, AR
Delia Willsey P ’22 & Kevin Willsey P ’22 | Summit, NJ
Chris Wood , P ’21, P ’23 & Kristin Wood , P ’21, P ’23 | Atlanta, GA
Keely Woodall P ’24 & Woody Woodall P ’24 | Jacksonville, FL
Nicole Woods , P ’21, P ’22, P ’24 & Jonas Woods , P ’21, P ’22, P ’24 | Dallas, TX
Jill Zimmer , P ’22, P ’24 & Ken Zimmer , P ’22, P ’24 | Duxbury, MA
Alison Zoellner P ’23 & Scott Zoellner P ’23 | Summit, NJ