Executive Board

The Women’s Caucus executive board is composed of faculty and staff volunteers. The board meets monthly to review progress made in subcommittees and to plan for the future. Each board member sits on at least one subcommittee.

Kelsey Cummings

Co-Chair | kelseyrc@udel.edu

Kelsey is an academic program coordinator in the University Honors Program, where she interacts with a variety of departments and programs, and works closely with Honors Mosaic, a program for students of color in the Honors Program.

Jodi Drake

Co-Chair | jodrake@udel.edu

Jodi is an administrative assistant in the Honors Program. She has been with the University for almost 3 years and during that time became involved with the Childcare Subcommittee for the Women’s Caucus. As a parent of 2 small children, her interests lie in researching affordable & accessible child care & advocating for the University community by working to provide knowledge of available services.

Regina Sims Wright, PhD

Treasurer | rsims@udel.edu

Dr. Wright is a an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity for the College of Health Sciences. As a psychologist, her program of research is focused on examining relations of cardiovascular risk factors to brain and cognitive outcomes among older adults. Dr. Wright teaches in the PhD in Nursing Science program.

Megan Gaffney

Secretary | gaffneym@udel.edu

Megan is Associate Librarian and Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Delaware Library. She is also the librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures & Latin American and Iberian Studies. She holds an MA in Spanish Language and Literature from UD.

Kathryn Meier, PhD

Publications Chair | katmar@udel.edu

Dr. Meier is the Director of Communications for the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a triple Blue Hen, having earned her BA, MBA and PhD from UD. She is a 2004 UD Women of Promise recipient and has close connections to UD’s women’s community, including prior service for two years as director of Warner Hall, UD’s only all-female dorm, and advisor for nearly a decade to the “D Sharps,” UD’s only all-female a cappella group. She joined the Women’s Caucus in 2015.

Meaghan Davidson

Board Member | meagstew@udel.edu

Meaghan started in 2009 at the University of Delaware’s Student Centers as a Program Coordinator working with the student programming board, SCPAB. Then, she transitioned into an Assistant Director role in 2012 to oversee a new programming unit. She and her team work with the student programming board, the LGBTQ+ programming board, Haven, and the Latinx/Hispanic programming board, HOLA, to build community and programs on our campus and in our student centers. Most recently, they have strategically built a late night community through a Friday and Saturday late-night programming series; Perkins Live and Trabant Now.

She continues to do programming for the Division of Student Life and develops student leaders through our student organizations, interns, and employees. She is working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. Additionally, Meaghan has two children: a son who is 6 years old and a daughter who is almost 2 years old with her partner, and she enjoys getting outside to go on a hike or for a run.

Amy Johnson, PhD

Board Member | ajohnson@udel.edu

Dr. Johnson is a Professor in the School of Nursing with a joint appointment in Women and Gender Studies. Her global health and healthcare interests form the basis of her teaching, scholarship, and service as she serves as the Director for the College of Health Sciences Center for Global Health.

Michele Kane

Board Member | michelon@udel.edu

Michele is the Senior Associate Director for Assignments and Business Services in Residence Life & Housing. Having started at UD in 1998, Michele has had a variety of positions within the department including oversight of in-hall staff, development of large scale programs, growth of specialty programs with academic and other units, and budget oversight. Outside of the University, Michele is an active member of school, sport, and recreational groups in the area. Michele joined the Executive Board in 2017.

Barbara Ley

Board Member | bley@udel.edu

Barbara is an Associate Professor of Communication and Women & Gender Studies. Much of her research and teaching focus on the health of women, families and children, and she is especially interested in the role that yoga and mindfulness can play in trauma-informed care. She also teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and families in the greater Delaware area. Barbara joined the Executive Board in 2017.

Keeley Powell

Board Member | kpowell@udel.edu

Keeley’s biography is coming soon.

Diane Rogers

Board Member | dianerog@udel.edu

Diane is an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Physical Therapy, and teaches Employee Wellness yoga classes in UD’s Fieldhouse and at Lincoln University of PA. Diane is also pursuing her BS in Communications and Exercise Science. As a first time board member, she is excited to promote the advancement of women on campus. She is a trained LGBTQ Ally and looks forward to becoming an ally to campus constituents.

Audrey Rossi

Board Member | ajrossi@udel.edu

Audrey works at the Center for Disabilities Studies as the program coordinator for Delaware’s National Core Indicators, which surveys people with disabilities to assess the outcomes of services provided to individuals and their families. Through her work, she hires and supervises undergraduate students, most of which are female. Audrey is particularly passionate about coordinating professional development opportunities for her staff, empowering them to assert themselves in the work place and establish themselves as strong, valuable professionals.

Lauren Wallis

Board Member | lwallis@udel.edu

Lauren’s biography is coming soon.

Megan Wenner, PhD

Board Member | mwenner@udel.edu

Dr. Wenner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware. She received her PhD from the University of Delaware. Her research focus is on women’s health and cardiovascular function.