2022-25 Executive Council
Tri Sigma’s Executive Council is elected each triennium and guides the strategic vision of Tri Sigma. Questions, feedback, and concerns concerning the national organization submitted should be submitted here and will be forwarded to the appropriate person for follow-up.
Joyce has served Tri Sigma in a variety of volunteer roles, including National Vice President, NPC Area Advisor, National Recruitment Director, College Panhellenic Coordinator, Alumnae Chapter President, Alumnae Membership Vice President, and Membership Recruitment Advisor.
She has volunteered within her community as both chair and vice chair for her legislative district in Arizona and currently serves as State Committee Representative.
Professionally, Joyce worked as a Mortgage Broker and Area Manager for a major financial institution before retiring in 2018. She also started three successful businesses and has extensive experience in management, sales, team building, and budgeting.
Joyce loves a morning walk to get her day going. She has a son, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters. She loves to travel and dote on her dogs, Violet and Scarlet.
Bonnie L. Rainey
Bonnie has served Tri Sigma as both Chair and Vice Chair of the Tri Sigma Foundation, Collegiate Extension Coordinator, Risk Management Director, and Alumnae Chapter President. She previously served as National Treasurer and is excited to return to this role.
She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Mississippi College and is a member of the Association of Women Executives, where she served in many capacities, including Chair in 2009.
Bonnie worked for a major financial institution where she oversaw profit and loss responsibility for her region. Before retiring in 2021, Bonnie held a national role in which she worked with senior leaders across the country.
Bonnie is married to David M. O’Dell, MD. They have a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons. Bonnie and Davie are the proud “pawrents” of Cassie, a 3-year-old Pomeranian. They love to travel and plan new adventures.
Since graduating from Virginia Wesleyan University in 2012, Crystal has served Tri Sigma as a Collegiate Advisor, Archives Committee member, Inclusive Excellence Standing Committee member, and a member of the NPC Recruitment Taskforce. She also served as an intern at Officer Academy and volunteered to assist with the installation of two collegiate chapters. Her biggest passion lies in recruitment and new members, as a testament to her two Executive Board roles in college, Vice President and Membership Recruitment Director.
She has worked at a global investment management firm as an Associate Portfolio Director for the past seven years and oversees operations for investment portfolios—primarily endowments, foundations, and universities—aggregating over $2 billion in assets. At her firm, she serves as chair of the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, where she oversees membership, the annual budget, external branding and partnerships, community service, and internal events.
In her local community of Washington, DC, Crystal advocates heavily for marginalized communities and donates her time to supporting LGBTQ+ rights and the unhoused population in her neighborhood. She regularly volunteers with DC Mutual Aid – Ward 1 and the local Reproductive Rights Support Network.
In her spare time, Crystal can be found taking an outdoor strength and conditioning class at the crack of dawn or riding her Peloton bike. She also loves to spend time exploring the city with her partner, Erica, and their 10-year-old forever puppy, Tiger. Besides her quest to try as many restaurants as possible across the district, she has an eclectic range of musical favorites and loves to catch a show at one of DC’s many music venues.
Kara Miller McCarty
Kara has served Tri Sigma as a Collegiate Coordinator, Extension Director, and SAFE Team member, among other roles, and holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University.
She has served as President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), as well as on the Board of Directors and Conference Committee for the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA). She has also volunteered within her community as a Faith Formation teacher, a Big Sister, and an Election Inspector.
Professionally, Kara has worked in the field of higher education—specifically sorority and fraternity life—since her graduate school assistantship in 2001. Much of her career has been spent at Cornell University, where she now serves as Director of Sorority & Fraternity Life. Prior to her time at Cornell, she worked at the University of Miami and the College of William and Mary, where she earned her master’s degree.
You can often find Kara reading a new fiction book with her senior dogs, Cooper and Homer nearby. She and her partner Matt share a home in Ithaca, NY. She looks forward to meeting and spending time with more Tri Sigma sisters throughout this triennium.
Lauren has served Tri Sigma both on staff as a Consultant and as a volunteer. Her past roles include Director of Alumnae and Volunteer Services and Collegiate Chapter Advisor. She has been an active member of the Extension Team, Leadership Programming Team, Chapter Accreditation Show-Cause Committee, and National Convention Educational Programming Committee.
In addition to Tri Sigma, Lauren has served the greater fraternity and sorority community through volunteer roles with the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Theta Xi Fraternity, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
Lauren currently serves as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Director of First-Year Orientation and Family Engagement at Carnegie Mellon University. With nearly 20 years of professional experience in higher education, she has also worked in both student affairs and university advancement positions at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Duquesne University.
Lauren has a Bachelor’s in Communication from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in College Student Personnel. In 2019, she earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh, focusing her research on undergraduate leadership development.
In her daily life, Lauren enjoys spending time with her 2-year-old niece, family, and friends. She is an avid golfer and enjoys running the occasional 5K. Lauren currently resides in Pittsburgh—where she was born and raised—and spends most Sundays cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here we go!
Veronica Atkins Seymour
Veronica began her career on staff as a Consultant and later served as a volunteer as a Chapter Advisor, Assistant Meeting Planner, and a member of the SAFE Team and Risk Management, Membership Advisory Panel Committees. She has also served on the Tri Sigma Foundation Board of Directors. She has been named an Outstanding Advisor for Region 5, Emerging Philanthropist of the Triennium, and is an Emily Gates Alumna Achievement Award winner.
In her community, she volunteers with the Junior League of Pensacola, where she sits on the board. Veronica also is active with the West Florida chapter of the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals and is a member of the Grant Professionals Association.
Professionally, Veronica has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2009. She has earned certifications in Nonprofit Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida. She earned her Certificate of Fund-Raising Executive(CFRE) in 2020 and currently owns her own business to support nonprofit fundraising efforts.
Veronica loves to read, cook, and travel. She and her husband Dan welcomed a little girl in December 2022. They have a 10-year-old rescue dog named Vesper, and she and her husband raise puppies to help train service dogs for veterans and first responders.
Linda’s national volunteer service with Tri Sigma spans more than 20 years and includes previous Executive Council roles as National Vice President and Membership Development Vice President. She also served as a national Collegiate Chairman, Alumnae Chapter Coordinator, College Panhellenic Coordinator, Alumnae Panhellenic Coordinator, and Tri Sigma’s first national webmaster. Linda also served and chaired numerous committees and task forces while holding various roles within the National Panhellenic Conference. Her longevity in Tri Sigma has fostered in her an appreciation of our history and a love of working on our archives.
Linda is an IT Program Manager at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis. Prior to that, she worked in HR for a technology consulting firm, then transitioned into a consultant role for a variety of companies and industries—the airline industry being her favorite.
Linda likes to challenge herself and try new things. She continuously tackles items on her bucket list and adds new ones. Her love of traveling helps her tolerate the cold Minnesota winters, where she lives with her husband Eric and their two teenagers, Madeline and Tristan. For Clifton StrengthsFinder fans, her top five are individualization, relator, context, strategic, and self-assurance.