National Committees

The National Committees serve the mission of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity by achieving its goals. The committee members are volunteers chosen to serve throughout a biennium and are appointed during the Kappa Epsilon National Convention. Several committees are comprised of an alumni member and an officer of the Grand Council.

These valued committee members are strategic in the work of Kappa Epsilon, as they review, solicit, gather, develop, present, coordinate, update, select, submit and ensure that every detail is accomplished to achieve the goals.

Committee Chairs


Debbie Neupert

AIC-Mentorship Group
Rosalie Seagraves

AIC-Recruitment/Networking Group
Lisa Braccini-Barletta

AIC-Professional Development&Programing Group 
Jenna Meglio

Bylaws & Publications
Nikkina Hankins, President Elect 

Christine Bryant, President 

National Projects
Tatyana Franklin, VP Communications 

Erin Lingenfelter, Past President 

Julie Kreyenbuhl

Awards Committee
Chair: Debbie Neupert
GC Liaison: Salvatore Bottiglieri, President

• Publicize national KE awards
• Solicit nominations according to established timeline
• Review nominations and recommend award recipients to Grand Council
• Suggest candidates for awards given by other professional organizations
• Gather information regarding accomplishments of KE members
• Notify VP Communications of all award winners

Alumni Interest Committee-Mentorship Group
Chair: Rosalie Seagraves
Grand Council Liaison: Morgan Fleming

–Assist in the process of recruiting and gathering information from mentors
–Prepare communication topics for distribution on quarterly basis
–Create development materials for mentors and mentees
–Create toolkit for mentor preparation
–Work with the recruitment and networking committee to develop opportunities for collaboration
–Assess and alter program as needed on a yearly basis

Alumni Interest Committee-Recruitment/Networking Group
Chair: Lisa Braccini-Barletta
Grand Council Liaison: Morgan Fleming

–Evaluate the current Alumni chapters support and growth
–Assist in the mapping of Alumni across the country
–Planning and hosting of alumni events nationwide
–Creation of materials for developing an Alumni chapter post-assessment
–Marketing to inactive members in venues such as pharmacy journals/ associations/ lanyards at conferences

Alumni Interest Committee-Professional Development & Programming Group
Chair: Jenna Meglio
Grand Council Liaison: Morgan Fleming

–Meet on a regular basis to achieve objectives
–Develop professional programming for Convention
–Develop Continuing Education programming for Convention
–Develop professional and continuing education programming outside of Convention (e.g., Regional gatherings, Webinars, etc.)
–Identify professional development opportunities such as attendance at premiere conferences for members and seek funding through foundation
–Submit progress report to VP Alum at mid-biennium and at the end of the biennium
–Communicate with Grand Council and the Executive Office through the VP Alum

Bylaws & Publications Review Committee
Chair: Erin Lingenfelter, President-Elect

• Review and revise all national publications once per biennium
• Develop document listing proposed changes to the national bylaws
• Present proposed bylaws changes for adoption at Convention
• Update model collegiate bylaws to correspond with national bylaws
• Coordinate revisions to other publications as necessary following bylaws revisions

Convention Committee
GC Liaisons: Salvatore Bottiglieri, President and Cayla Marconi, Executive Director

• Determine programming needs and CE content for Convention
• Work with executive director to solicit donations for Convention
• Seek CE provider and coordinate grant submissions
• Secure presenters for Convention
• Select welcome dinner theme and plan activities
• Solicit donations and prepare goodie bags

National Projects Committee
GC Liaison: Patrick Campbell, Secretary

• Assist chapters in conducting Breast Cancer Awareness programs
• Assist chapters in implementing and conducting Pharm-CORP programs
• Create pink ribbons for distribution at the KE booth at national meetings
• Review national project summaries submitted by chapters
• Select chapters to receive Outstanding National Project Awards at Convention
• Assist VP Communications with national project content for website
• Submit Bond article reviewing national projects

Nomations Committee
Chair: Sara Snow, Past President

• Request candidate recommendations from collegiate and alumni chapters
• Announce the slate of candidates for Grand Council and their qualifications
• Present its report to Grand Chapter at the first business session during convention

Scholarship Committee
Chair: Julie Kreyenbuhl
GC Liaison: Salvatore Bottiglieri, President

• Ensure appropriate advertising of the Zada Cooper Scholarship
• Encourage chapters to set a goal of at least one applicant per year
• Receive and evaluate all scholarship applications
• Recommend recipients to Grand Council
• Send congratulatory letters to winners, Advisors, and Deans
• Notify VP Communications of winners for inclusion in The Bond and posting on the KE Website