National Executive Board

National President

Name: John Hauser  John Hauser
Address: 58 Eagle Street
Greenville, PA 16125
Phone: 724-456-4066
Liaison Chapters: Alpha Omega, Beta Zeta, Beta Eta, Beta Kappa, Beta Omicron
 About John:
John Hauser is the retired executive director of development at Thiel College in Greenville PA and now serves as a fundraising consultant for not-for-profits. He became an advisor for Lambda Sigma when the Thiel Chapter was installed in 1977 and has served as an advisor to both the Thiel and University of Pittsburgh chapters. He joined the national board in 1999 and served as ritual advisor and vice president. John has seen, first-hand, how Lambda Sigma provides opportunities for leadership and service for its members that have been used not only during their college careers but in their adult lives.

National Vice-President

Name: Amy Fountain  Amy Fountain
Address: PO Box PF
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662-325-8938
Liaison Chapters: Iota, Chi, Omega, Alpha Delta, Beta Xi
 About Amy:
Amy Bowie Fountain is an instructor in the Department of Communications at Mississippi State University. She is honored to join the board and to be a part of Lambda Sigma at the national level. She has been serving as advisor to the Alpha Iota chapter since 2000 and enjoys seeing the student leaders develop through their membership in Lambda Sigma. She believes strongly that the lessons students learn through service and involvement in the community are as valuable as those they learn in the classroom. She is proud to be part of an organization that facilitates and nurtures those opportunities.

Executive Secretary

Name: Neal Edman  Neal Edman
Address: 2509 North Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16105
Phone: 724-813-6462
Liaison Chapters: N/A
 About Neal:
Dr. Neal Edman is the former Vice President of Student Affairs at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He became involved with Lambda Sigma as the College’s Lambda chapter co-advisor in 1998. He was elected to the National Board in 2004. Neal is extremely proud that Lambda Sigma is one of the few honor societies in America that places such great emphasis on service to our communities. Giving to society is a gift that is truly reciprocal and one that we hold dear to our mission.

Past President

Name: Denise Rode  Denise Rode
Address: 2800 Country Club Lane
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-756-8321
815-751-8256 (cell)
Liaison Chapters: Tau, Alpha Zeta
 About Denise:
Dr. Denise Rode recently retired as Director of First- and Second-Year Experience at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, and teaches undergraduate and graduate students at both NIU and at DePaul University in Chicago. She was an undergraduate member of Cwens/Lambda Sigma when it was an all-female organization, and has served as a chapter advisor for many years. She also has been involved with Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, having served as national president of Mortar Board, Inc., and currently as president of the Mortar Board National Foundation. What Denise appreciates most about Lambda Sigma is the many opportunities this organization gives second-year students for leadership, service, and engagement with the campus and community.

Recording Secretary

Name: Courtney Walters  Courtney Walters
Address: North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 910-736-2915
Liaison Chapters: Mu, Alpha Theta, Alpha Kappa, Alpha Pi, Alpha Sigma
 About Courtney:
Courtney Walters is currently a full-time doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) Counselor Education program at North Carolina State University.. She was previously a Student Academic Support Coordinator in the Center for Student Success at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she served as the primary advisor for the Beta Lambda chapter from 2012-2016. Courtney thoroughly enjoys working with the students involved with this organization and is honored to be a member of the National Board.


Name: Dinna Edgell  Dinna Edgell
Address: PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: 910-521-6625
Liaison Chapters: N/A
 About Dinna:
Dinna Edgell is an Academic Advisor in the Center for Student Success at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She has been a co-advisor for Beta Lambda Chapter since 2013, and is honored to serve on the National Executive Board. She finds that working and providing guidance to the second-year students who are navigating their way to become good leaders, and seeing them become involved on campus and the community is very rewarding.

Communications Coordinator/

Conference and Meeting Coordinator

Name: Tyler Henson  Tyler Henson
Address: Middle Tennessee State University
Student Services and Admissions Center 240
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-584-4970
Liaison Chapters: Lambda, Rho, Alpha Phi, Beta Gamma, Beta Mu
 About Tyler:
Tyler Henson works in the Scheduling Center at Middle Tennessee State University and has been the chaper advisor for Beta Delta since 2009. He thoroughly enjoys working with such awesome groups of college students who are committed to serving the community. Bring on the bake sales, 5K runs and Angel Trees! Lambda Sigma is an amazing opportunity for students to gain leadership skills and become involved on campus, and Tyler is just happy to be a part of such a great organization! In his limited spare time, Tyler enjoys chasing his daughter around and naps.

Advisor (Bylaws)

Name: Cheryl Finlay  Cheryl Finlay
Address: University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-401-1774
Liaison Chapters: Eta, Alpha Gamma, Alpha Eta, Alpha Tau, Beta Epsilon
 About Cheryl:
Cheryl Finlay is Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been serving as advisor to the Alpha Chapter since 2012. Cheryl was a member of CWEN’s at her alma mater, Thiel College. She is honored to serve Lambda Sigma on the National Board.

Advisor (Rituals)

Name: Megan Adukaitis Megan Adukaitis
Address: Alvernia University
400 St. Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610-796-8225
Liaison Chapters: Epsilon, Alpha Lambda, Alpha Mu, Beta Lambda, Beta Pi
 About Megan:
Megan Adukaitis is the Director of Career Development at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania. She has been the advisor of the Beta Mu chapter since 2010, when the inaugural chapter was inducted at Alvernia. Serving as the advisor to the Beta Mu chapter has been exciting for Megan and she has enjoyed working with sophomores and helping them develop into campus leaders. She feels that Lambda Sigma provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills as they work together to connect service and scholarship. She is honored to be a member of the National Board.

Advisor (Scholarships)

Name: Terri Mando  Terri Mando
Address: 125 Reed Union Building
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
Phone: 814-898-6164
Liaison Chapters: Alpha, Omicron, Pi, Beta Delta, Alpha Psi
 About Terri:
Terri Mando is the Director of Advising in the Academic & Career Planning Center at Penn State Behrend. She has been an advisor for the Alpha Eta Chapter since 2006. She has been on the National Board since 2012, and currently coordinates the scholarship program for Lambda Sigma. Terri believes in the importance of serving and giving back to the community.

Advisor at Large

Name: Charles Johnson  Charles Johnson
Address: University of Pikeville
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
Phone: 606-367-1220
Liaison Chapters: Zeta
 About Charles:
Dr. Charles Johnson is an Assistant Professor at The University of Pikeville, in Pikeville Kentucky. He has been the Beta Gamma Chapter advisor since 2014, and is excited to be starting as an At-Large member of the National Board in 2017. He feels Lambda Sigma gives young people a unique opportunity to help them develop leadership skills through service to their local communities.

Advisor at Large

Name: Ryan Upshaw  Ryan Upshaw
Address: The University of Mississippi
214 Brevard Hall
Oxford, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-7007
Liaison Chapters: Alpha Iota
 About Ryan:
Ryan Upshaw is Assistant Dean for Student Services at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. He was inducted into the Iota Chapter of Lambda Sigma in 2003, and became advisor to the Iota Chapter in 2015. Ryan enjoys working with outstanding undergraduate students who are committed to service early in their college careers and is excited to give back to the society by serving on the National Board.

Student Representative

Name: Josie Hadaway  Josie Hadaway
Address: 2277 Martha Berry HWY NW
PO Box 491548
Mount Berry, GA 30149
Phone: 706-329-5178
Liaison Chapters: N/A
 About Josie:
Josie is a sophomore Management and Marketing major and English minor at Berry College. After college, she plans on opening her own bakery and coffee shop. She is the current president of Alpha Mu chapter at Berry College and is excited to be working with Lambda Sigma on the national level.

Student Representative

Name: Cailin Sims  Cailin Sims
Address: PO Box 1020
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 228-218-4147
Liaison Chapters: N/A
 About Cailin:
Cailin Sims is a Mississippi State University Mathematics major, English major, and Spanish minor. She enjoys exploring new ideas and hopes to one day inspire students to think new thoughts as a university professor. She is honored to be a part of Lambda Sigma and to be serving her peers as a student representative to the National Executive Board.