Parents’ Council

About the Parents’ 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 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.



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 2021-2022 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed 51% of the $5,121,149 raised in the Parents’ Campaign. Overall, 3,564 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).

Parents’ Council Leadership 2022-2023

Parents’ Council Chairs

Burwell and Chip Schorr P’23, P’23
New York, NY

Parents’ Campaign Chairs

Anne and Robert Pedrero P’24
San Francisco, CA

Parents’ Council Members, 2022-23

First NamesLast NameHome CityState
Sushma and AshwinAdarkarPasadenaCA
Jim and WendyAgahWestportCT
Mark and Susan AndersonKentfieldCA
Kathy and TomArrixDarienCT
Joey and DrewAsherTampaFL
Katherine and TonyAtalaWinston SalemNC
Allison and LukeBabcockSag HarborNY
Anna and DeanBackerNew YorkNY
Gwin and MattBarrSalisburyNC
Christine and PeterBarrettSouth BendIN
Julie and ToddBaurSt. LouisMO
Laura and ChrisBerryCharlotteNC
Karen and JohnBlairRuxtonMD
Jill and Michael Bluhm MalibuCA
Dyan and Douglas Boake/TriffoSan FranciscoCA
Jakie and PeterBowlesRichmondVA
Ashley and TomBradleyNew YorkNY
Leslie and PhillipsBraggHuntersvilleNC
Aerin and DanBryantMcLeanVA
Gretchen and MiguelBusquetsLexingtonKY
Claire and Michael CallewaertWaterville ValleyNH
JenniferCamel-TouegKey BiscayneFL
Christina and GeorgeCaulkinsDenverCO
Annah and PatCaveWashingtonDC
Diane and WarrenChaiken/Trounson-ChaikenBlue BellPA
Kim and JohnChurchNew YorkNY
Teresa and PeterClareWashingtonDC
Nita and CullumClarkDallasTX
Jenny and ChrisClarkGreenwichCT
Margo and RogerColemanPlandomeNY
Jennifer and PeterCollinsTampaFL
Elena and JohnCoumantaros / Filippou-CoumantarosNew YorkNY
Paula and JohnCovelliNaplesFL
Teresa and Roger CozziManhassetNY
Caroline and DavidCrawfordAtlantaGA
Dawn and Rod CrawfordJupiterFL
Wendy and LarryCulpMcLeanVA
Wendy and SteveCutler/ZimmermanScarsdaleNY
Myn and TerryDemmonAthertonCA
Courtney and Doug DenbyDallasTX
Patricia and NicholasDeNovioBethesdaMD
Amy and CarmineDi SibioSummitNJ
Paula and DavidDickeyAtlantaGA
Meredith and DanDohertyMarbleheadMA
Shefali and RajatDuggal/Razdan DuggalSan FranciscoCA
Jennifer and PeterDunneLake ForestIL
Marijke and DavidDupree/Jurgens-DupreeWashingtonDC
Helen and DavidDwyerShort HillsNJ
Marisa and PatDwyerMiamiFL
Carrie and KinseyDyckmanPrincetonNJ
Loree and JohnEcksteinJacksonville BeachFL
Robin and DavidElliottWaynePA
Catherine and PaulEmbreeWinnetkaIL
Leigh and JamieEverittSun ValleyID
Trista and WilliamFarrellRoanokeVA
Liz and JonathanFitzpatrickCoral GablesFL
Ellen and TreyFlauttKnoxvilleTN
Malia and David FrameNew CanaanCT
Bob and JillFranzNew CanaanCT
Andrea and DrewFrickJacksonvilleFL
Carmen and CaliGarcia-VelezPinecrestFL
Meredith and WhitneyGeorgeDarienCT
Tracey and ScottGerberNew YorkNY
Abigail and Lloyd GerryPound RidgeNY
Maria and JayGhazalArlingtonVA
Karen and NickGiannuzziGreenwichCT
Carolyn and ParkerGilbertBedfordNY
Christine and MikeGilfillanMadisonNJ
Joy and PitGillsClearwater BeachFL
Raichelle and LewisGloverCharlotteNC
Michelle and BrendanGlynnMiltonMA
Maura and NeilGlynnNeedhamMA
Karin and CharlesGoldstuckGulf StreamFL
Carol and JeffGrohWashingtonDC
Julie and RickGruberSan MateoCA
Lori and AshbyHackneyRichmondVA
Joyce and Michael HaganNewtownPA
Liz and TomHaleKentfieldCA
Sue and Crawford HamiltonDenverCO
Lara and StillmanHansonDurhamNC
SusanHartongNew CanaanCT
Sue and RobinHayesDarienCT
Brooke and ChrisHenchy/ShieldsNew YorkNY
Laura and MichaelHenderlongFar HillsNJ
Charlotte and JeffHicksCoral GablesFL
Julie and JordanHitchWellesley HillsMA
Melanie and MarkHoltonWinston SalemNC
Karen and Jeffrey HorowitzShort HillsNJ
Cristina HudsonNapaCA
Allisa and Rob HuestisAthensGA
Nita and JonathanHunter/MajorToronto ON
AmyHurstSt. Simons IslandGA
Merry and Hal JenkinsAshevilleNC
Janice and Bill JenningsDarienCT
Emily and RossJonesNeedhamMA
Laurie and LyndonJordanRaleighNC
Angie and JohnJoyceWinnetkaIL
Daniela and KunalKamlaniCoconut GroveFL
Anastasia and EdKehoeNew YorkNY
Kelly and CraneKenneyWinnetkaIL
Perri and CarterKershChapel HillNC
Mimi and Tom KillorenSpartanburgSC
Penny and GaryKosinskiOcean RidgeFL
Emily and Andrew KotchenIrvingtonNY
Heather and JohnKreitlerFairfieldCT
Jackie and NeftaliKrese/RodriguezNew YorkNY
Cindy and JeffKuchmanBokeeliaFL
Vicky and KenLangWestonMA
Rachel and RichLaxerLondonUK
Kristin and Andy Lesher Washington DC
Karen and AllanLevineRidgewoodNJ
Suzanne and DaveLissyNeedhamMA
Jan and ScottLuhmannSaint LouisMO
Steffie and MarkMadiganWinnetkaIL
Elizabeth and JohnMatthewsRaleighNC
Julie and KevinMcAllisterOwing MillsMD
Monica and WesMethenyAnnapolisMD
Jennifer and JohnMetzSan FranciscoCA
Tony and KaraMikulecSt. LouisMO
Judith and Greg MillerOld GreenwichCT
Laura and Jay MooreJacksonvilleFL
Susan and Eric MunsonLIttle RockAR
Wendy and ElwynMurrayPurcellville,VA
Liz and PhilNeugebauerFairfieldCT
Cindy and RichardNicolaidesWinnetkaIL
Amy and DanO’ConnorDuxburyMA
Allison and ThomasO’GradyLouisvilleKY
Jen and SeanO’ScannlainChicagoIL
Cynthia and StephenOttAlpharettaGA
Shawna and Jay OwenNorth Palm BeachFL
Jimena and Alberto Pandolfi/CorreaScarsdaleNY
Alison and William PappasNew YorkNY
Louisa and TJParsellCharlestonSC
Anne and RobertPedreroSan FranciscoCA
Darlene and Jorge PerezMiamiFL
Debby and DavidPollockLewisvilleNC
Margi and TomPowerHillsboroughCA
Karen and Scott PuckettHoustonTX
Lisa and JimPurdyBronxvilleNY
Helene and George PyneNew CanaanCT
Amanda and BobRamseurRaleighNC
Tina and GuyRevelleTampa,FL
Jon and Heather RobertsEast GreenwichRI
Lizzie and JohnRobertshawClinton CornersNY
Talbott and JamieRocheLafayetteCA
Hope and David RothschildNew YorkNY
Michele and Stuart RothsteinMount KiscoNY
Allison and AsherRubinLutherville TimoniumMD
Susie and JonathanSabinIncline VillageNV
Natalie and JoseSalazarSao PauloBrazil
Vicki and YuriSalnikoffMillbrookNY
Kaveri and AurobindSatpathyMiamiFL
Sara and David ScaifeVero BeachFL
Kristin and DerekSchillerPeachtree CornersGA
Catharina and GeorgSchloendorffNew YorkNY
Grace and AndySchoelkopfGreenwichCT
Burwell and ChipSchorrNew YorkNY
Ryan and CindySchwarzWashingtonDC
Deborah and JohnScottDallasTX
Beth and DougSearcyWilsonNC
Olivia and DevSethiTucsonAZ
Stephanie and SteveShafranKetchumID
Nicole and Andrew SheehanWoodsideCA
Bethany and VijaySheshadriCaryNC
Liz and RJShookBoca RatonFL
Olive and JonathanSilver/Osborne-SilverNew YorkNY
Kate and JoeSimmelAllendaleNJ
Abigail and AndrewSinwellDallasTX
Alisa and Jule SmithRaleighNC
Victoria and PeteSmithShort HIllsNJ
Jorgette and John SmithGulf StreamFL
Darcy and Jeff SockwellOrindaCA
Ryan and Cori Sothan/AmendLincolnNE
Missy and RickSternePalm BeachFL
Julie and NickStevensonWiltonCT
Susan and Oak StrawbridgeHobe SoundFL
Cindy Lou and BoydSturgesLouisburgNC
Dana and TedSwimmerCharlotteNC
Joelle and PeterTaubNew YorkNY
Beth and BeauTaylorPalm BeachFL
Jack and AshleyThayerBaltimoreMD
Mary and Matt TritleyWinnetkaIL
Kim and JeffVeberRyeNY
Laura and DraytonVirklerDurhamNC
Jen and WillVogtCorpus ChristiTX
Jen and RobWaldronWaylandMA
Kelly and JohnWallerChicagoIL
Ashley and WardWaltemathNashvilleTN
Garnett and RodWebbRaleighNC
Celeste and JeffWeckerNew YorkNY
Allison and Doug WeightLattingtownNY
Susan and TorbenWeisRiversideCT
Jennifer and ToddWerstlerColumbusOH
Jane and DunlopWhiteWinston SalemNC
Sally and CraigWolfangerPittsburghPA
Kristin and ChrisWoodAtlantaGA
Keely and WoodyWoodallJacksonvilleFL
Nicole and JonasWoodsDallasTX
Jill and KenZimmerDuxburyMA
Alison and ScottZoellnerSummitNJ

For More Information

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

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