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Women’s Center Staff

Jess Myers – Director (pronouns she/her) – calendar*
Amelia Meman – Assistant Director (pronouns she/her or they/them) – calendar*
Sam Hertl – student staff member and Social Work field placement intern (pronouns they/them)
Kay Hinderlie – student staff (pronouns they/them)
Kaitlyn Kylus – student staff (pronouns she/her)
Morgan Mullings – student staff (pronouns she/her)


*Students are encouraged to schedule meetings and appointments with Women’s Center staff during their open office hours. Please see our calendars for easy online scheduling.

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2019-2020 Women’s Center Staff

Women’s Center Advisory Board

The Women’s Center Advisory Board is a collective of undergraduate students, graduate students, classified staff, associate staff, and faculty with an interest in participating in the processes associated with developing and maintaining the UMBC Women’s Center. Board members are appointed for a two-year term, with the possibility of renewal. The Women’s Center seeks to serve a diverse population of women, as well as men interested in women’s issues. As a result, a diverse board is sought to assure that varying needs and interests are represented. Recruitment takes place each spring semester and interested community members are encouraged to apply.

The Friends of the Women’s Center is an affiliate program of the board designed for UMBC faculty members. If you would like to serve as a Friend of the Women’s Center, please email us at

2019-20 Board Members:

UMBC faculty and staff standing in two rows representing the advisory board

Women’s Center Advisory Board Members


Kristen Anchor, Media and Communications
Lee Blaney, Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
Lucie Blauvelt, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Sherri Braxton, Division of Information Technology Engineering
Erica D’Eramo, Center for Women in Technology
Lindsay DiCuirci, English
Kristin Ferris, Athletics
Joanna Gadsby, Albin O Kuhn Library
Jennifer Harrison, Faculty Development Center
Marie Lilly, Office of Institutional Advancement
Laura Mack, Residential Life
Marcela Mellinger, Social Work
Melissa Paterakis, University Health Services
Maria Sanchez, College of Engineering and Information Technology
Michael Stone, Honors College
Kasey Venn, The Shriver Center
Cynthia Wagner, Biological Sciences
Vickie Williams, Education
Dinah Winnick, Office of Institutional Advancement
Jessica Wyatt, Office of Institutional Advancement
Advisory Board Student Affiliates: Rahne Alexander, Aliya Webermann, Allison French, Keller Trotman