Meet the Board
This page is intended to be a portal between FeelGood’s Board of Directors and YOU - as students and alumni co-creating this movement. We invite you to get connected, stay informed, and share feedback.
Below you'll find two icons under each board member's photo: one of an envelope & one of an push pin. The envelope provides you with their email address, where you are invited to reach out at any time. The push pin brings you to that board members action plan. The action plans were created this past July 2017, with final touches made after the board retreat in August 2017. These plans are used by board members as a timeline-based way of putting the movement's goals and initiatives into place through each individual role, with the emphasis on collaboration and co-creation among board members, committee members, Changemaker Ignitors, staff, students and alumni. Please note that these action plans will continue to be updated throughout the 2017-2018 term.
Becky BondBoard Chair
Becky joined FeelGood in 2011 when she founded and co-led the chapter at Chestnut Hill College. After graduating in 2012, Becky continued her work with FeelGood through a myriad of positions, including Big Cheese logistics intern, Hunger Summit committee co-chair, FeelGood4Life chair, communications committee member, and Changemaker Ignitor. She is currently living the lake life in northern New Jersey with her boyfriend and three cats, and works at an economic development organization.
Marissa CarranzaCommitment 2030 Fund Chair
Marissa joined the FeelGood movement her first semester at UVM and has since then served as the fundraising chair and Co-President. Marissa is pursuing her degree in Nutrition & Food Science with minors in Biology & Chemistry. She plans to continue on a path of medicine and dreams to work in a community health/global health setting. When not studying you can catch Marissa running around Burlington, juggling or widening her acro-yoga skill set.
Julia CorreiaVice Chair
Julia joined FeelGood in 2014 after seeing a friendly face in a grilled cheese costume! She has since served in a variety of positions at the Boston University chapter and in the Board Education Committee. She is pursuing a BA in Psychology and hopes to continue working in the nonprofit sector after graduating. Julia spent six months studying abroad in New Zealand, and she’ll try to convince anyone to go on a hike!
Justin DonahueFinance Chair
Justin co-founded the Boston University chapter in 2011 and served as Treasurer until 2014. At BU, he studied finance and international management, and since graduating has worked in accounting and analytical finance. He is passionate about expanding education opportunities, foreign languages, and human rights. In his free time he loves hanging out with his two bunnies and is a firm believer in aliens.
Sarah GanassaCommunity & Culture Chair
Sarah’s passion for FeelGood sparked in 2012 and it has been true love ever since. Sarah is studying Human Services with a concentration in Special Education and Environmental Studies. She currently serves as president at Chestnut Hill. Fun Fact: Sarah was raised speaking American Sign Language. In addition to FeelGood, Sarah is also an active advocate for special needs individuals, environment/animal rights, and LGBTQ+ community and basic human rights. Stay Groovy!
Katherine HowittRecruitment Chair
Katherine Howitt joined FeelGood in 2011 at Columbia University, where she served as marketing manager and played an active role in transitioning from a traditional deli to an on campus delivery service. Katherine graduated in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and Linguistics. She lives in New York City with her cat Catstopher Robin and is currently completing graduate research in Linguistics.
Prarthana KotagiriBoard Secretary
Prarthana joined FeelGood at the beginning of 2015 as a member of the UMich chapter. She is a junior currently pursuing a degree in business at the Ross School of Business. She also hopes to graduate with a minor in Economics. Prarthana spends her spare time working on her own startup venture, and her dream is to build and run a nonprofit orphanage in India.
Aubrey ReddProgram Development Chair
Aubrey joined the FeelGood movement in 2015 as the founder and president of her chapter at West Chester University. She is a Nutrition and Dietetics major with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She hopes to one day use her passion and degree to combat hunger and malnutrition. When she isn't selling grilled cheese for FeelGood, Aubrey likes exploring new hiking trails and making music with her friends.
Lauren TaberEducation Chair
Lauren is a recent graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where she double majored in French and Global Studies. She was involved with FeelGood for four years, serving the UCSB chapter as Education & Recruitment Chair and eventually Co-President. She has also been a part of the Education Committee for the last two years and is fascinated by the work of FeelGood’s partner organizations. Lauren’s other passions include writing, travel, and planning her life with the dogs she will eventually adopt.
Lauren Van SicklinFeelGood4Life Chair
Lauren joined FeelGood in 2011 when she founded the chapter at Delaware Valley University. After graduating in 2012, she continued working with FeelGood through many different roles, including Hunger Summit committee co-chair, two Big Cheese logistics internships, FG4L committee Vice Chair, and Changemaker Ignitor. She currently lives in Brooklyn NY, where she teaches 8th grade biology. Fun fact: Lauren served as a Peace Crops volunteer in Madagascar where she lived and worked for two and a half years.
Kristin WalterCo-Founder & Development Chair
Kristin co-founded FeelGood in 2005 as a college student at the University of Texas, Austin, where she received her BA in finance. As FeelGood’s executive director, Kristin has guided FeelGood from a single-campus initiative into a vibrant national movement, impacting the lives of thousands and raising over $1.7 million for the end of extreme poverty and hunger.
Alyssa YawCommunications Chair
Alyssa first joined FeelGood in 2008 as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, serving as chapter president in 2011. There she studied Spanish, Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and Portuguese. Since graduating she has worked in healthcare administration and volunteers to provide linguistically and culturally competent healthcare. She enjoys ice skating and spending time with her family and her dog Mozzarella.
Next Meeting: January 8, 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT
Anyone is welcome to join – you can listen and ask questions via the comment feature. Calls are also recorded for anyone who can’t join live, and we are committed to publishing meeting minutes via our blog with a link to the video.
In the same spirit of collaboration, co-creation, and transparency, we’re excited to share with you a few documents that are key to our work as a board and as a movement.
Our bylaws serve as a roadmap for our organization’s actions. They provide us with a supportive, but flexible structure. This document is revisited on an as needed basis, and any changes require a vote by the board.
Interested in how FeelGood is spending its money? Review this document. Please note – this document is live, and will be updated at the beginning of each month.
This document outlines how we work together and communicate with one another. We update it at least once a year in the fall. Please note – some of the links in this document are not publicly accessible, as they require access to our FeelGood Google Drive folder structure.
Each board chair signs the board commitment form at the beginning of each term.
If you’re not sure who to contact or want to provide anonymous feedback, we’d love for you to submit the form below!