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 of Delaware Honors Program. She collaborates with departments across campus, advises students, and works with candidates applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Aside from her work with the Women’s Caucus, Kelsey teaches yoga for UD employees, works with the Office of Student Conduct as an appellate and sanctioning panel member, and is a trained LQBTQ ally. She is dedicated to promoting the advancement of women on campus.

Jodi Drake

Co-Chair | jodrake@udel.edu

Jodi is an administrative assistant in the University of Delaware Honors Program. She has been on the executive board since 2014. Jodi is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services after completing her Associate in Arts degree this past spring. She is actively involved in the UD community as an LGTBQ ally, a sanctioning and appellate panel member for the Office of Student Conduct, and is the acting NSAC representative for District 6. Jodi is passionate about equality for women at the University.

Regina 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.

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.

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.

Sarah Meadows

Board Member | sarahem@udel.edu

Sarah Meadows is an IT Project Manager in the IT Project Management Office at UD. She has over seven years of experience in digital marketing and professional writing, and over five years of experience in the field of information technology including web development, cybersecurity, and IT project management. She received a B.A. in English, with a concentration in Professional Writing, and a Minor in Legal Studies from the University of Delaware in 2013 and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Cybersecurity degree in addition to a dual Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Information Systems & Technology Management (ISTM). In her free time, she is a mentor for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Delaware and volunteers her time helping small business owners and startups with digital marketing.

Barbara Settles

Board Member | settlesb@udel.edu

Barbara’s biography is coming soon.

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.