Carolyn P. Landis

Carolyn P. Landis

Interim President

Carolyn stepped in as the Interim President in November 2020. However, she has a long history with HERS and has been involved with the organization since it’s founding.

Outside of HERS, Carolyn is a Managing Member at a private investment firm called C...

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Raymonda “Ray” Burgman, Ph.D.

Raymonda “Ray” Burgman, Ph.D.

Director of Programs and Research

Ray Burgman joined HERS as the Director of HERS Leadership Institute in June 2013. Ray brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of public and independent higher education settings–community college, liberal arts college, and urban and metropolit...

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Janet Ash, M.B.A.

Janet Ash, M.B.A.

Director of Finance and Administration

Janet Ash joined HERS as the Director of Business Operations in September 2015, moved to the Director of Finance and Operations role in June 2017, and the Director of Finance and Administration in July 2019.  In her role, Janet is responsible for the b...

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Caitlin

Caitlin "C.J." Dempsey, M.S.

Associate Director of Marketing and Recruiting

C.J. joined HERS in April 2020 as the new Associate Director of Marketing and Recruiting. C.J. is responsible for promoting the HERS reputation, leading program recruitment, and operating as the communications liaison for HERS Network members, prospect...

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Kimberly Gaiennie

Kimberly Gaiennie

Event Manager

Kimberly Gaiennie joined HERS in February 2019 as the Event Coordinator. In this role, she brings six years of experience in event planning and management, as well as her passion for creating inclusive events that focus on identity development, communi...

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Laurie Persico, M.S.

Laurie Persico, M.S.

Executive Assistant to the President and Board Relations Coordinator

Laurie Persico joined HERS as the Executive Assistant to the President and Board Relations Coordinator in September 2019.  Laurie is responsible for providing executive-level administrative support to the President of HERS and the HERS Board of Directo...

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Karen Ramon, M.B.A.

Karen Ramon, M.B.A.

Accountant

Karen Ramon joined HERS as the Accountant in September 2019. Karen brings 20 years of experience in education and nonprofit sectors.  Karen has created new programming, developed accounting procedures, and worked to develop clear strategic goals in her...

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Lindsey Templeton, M.A

Lindsey Templeton, M.A

Senior Program Manager

Lindsey joined HERS in December 2020, as a Senior Program Manager. Lindsey is responsible for program design and delivery, with particular focus on and support for program facilitators. 

Lindsey has over six years of experience in higher education rese...

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