Meet our Members

NAGAP membership offers access to a diverse network of more than 1,500 GEM professionals from around the United States and the rest of the world. Here, meet some of our talented members and volunteers. Let their stories of professional development, personal connections, and organizational engagement inspire your path forward with NAGAP!

Membership Spotlights


Joseph Paris 
Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing 
Temple University College of Education 

Read more about Joseph

Naronda Wright
Graduate Admissions Specialist
Georgia Southern University

Read more about Naronda

Kathryn Kendall
Senior Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Online Programs
University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Read more about Kathryn

Ray Lutzky 
Senior Director of Enrollment and Admissions
Cornell Tech

Read more about Ray

Michael Terrell 
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology

Read more about Michael

Brian Desrosiers-Tam
Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education, School of Graduate Studies
University of Toronto

Read more about Brian

Ariana Balayan
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Suffolk University

Read more about Ariana

Jessica Ann Vera Hull
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
School of Visual Arts

Read more about Jessica

Troy Sterk
Senior Admissions Counselor
Seattle University

Read more about Troy

NAGAP Pathways to Leadership

As you consider your future involvement with NAGAP it may be helpful to read examples of your colleagues and their individual paths towards NAGAP leadership.

There are many avenues to get involved in NAGAP. Some require a higher level of commitment like serving on a committee or on the Board of Directors, while other opportunities can be short term such as writing an article for Perspectives, presenting or volunteering at the annual conference, or something as simple, yet extremely important, as voting.

We encourage you to engage with NAGAP on your unique “Pathway."  Remember, there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" process or a straight pathway for NAGAP involvement.

Renanda Wood Dear
Director of Field Education
Georgia State University School of Social Work

NAGAP member since 2008

Learn about Renanda's NAGAP membership pathway

Jeremiah Nelson
Director, Enrollment Management
Wake Forest University School of Business

NAGAP member since 2006

Learn about Jeremiah's path to NAGAP leadership

Kittie Pain
Director of Graduate Admissions
McDaniel College

NAGAP member since 2005

Learn about Kittie's NAGAP membership pathway

Archived Member Spotlights

Keith Ramsdell – March 2015

Helen Valine – February 2015

Tiffany Morey – November 2014

Gunay Ziyadova – Fall Perspectives 2014

James Vaseleck – Spring Perspectives 2014

Mallory Maggiacomo – Spring Perspectives 2014

Matt Cipriano – Fall Perspectives 2013