The Mid-Atlantic Region consists of the following states - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. The Region has one Regional Representative and each state has a State Representative to promote NACADA and academic advising within the region and state; please contact any individual on the Board for more information regarding state and/or regional information.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as your chair and invite you to join with me in moving our region forward. We would like to focus our energy on increasing our membership through outreach to student, faculty and community college advisors and recognizing our members through the NACADA Awards program and the Region 2 Awards program. These goals are achievable with your help. Please consider volunteering your time and expertise.There are many opportunities to volunteer at the local, state and regional level and everyone is invited. Please contact me and I will help you get connected. Volunteering is a great way to meet colleagues and network, not to mention, a good way to have fun.

2013 Region Approved By-Laws 

Region Chair & Steering Committee

Name Institution Position
Christopher Kirchhof
(412) 624-9825
University of Pittsburgh Region Chair (2018-2020)
Karen Lewis University of Maryland Past Region Chair (2018-2019)
Liz Sutton University of Pennsylvania Communications Chair (2016-2020)
Michele Applegate Rowan College at Burlington County Awards Chair (2019-2021)
Gavin Farber Temple University Membership and Mentor Coordinator (2018-2020)
Andrew Millin Mercer County Community College Site Selection Coordinator (2018-2020)

Name Institution Position
Amber King Delaware Technical Community College Delaware Liaison (2017-2021)
Monica Cottrell Lehigh Carbon Community College Eastern Pennsylvania Liaison (2019-2021)
Carrie Egnosak Penn State University-Behrend Western Pennsylvania Liaison (2019-2021)
Lisa Yamin Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia State Liaison (2019-2021)
Meghan Ingstrup Rutgers University New Jersey Liaison (2019-2021)
Justin Williams American University District of Columbia Liaison (2016-2020)
Phylicia Nance University of Maryland Maryland Liaison (2019-2021)

Region Conference Committee - 2020

Name Institution Position
Quentin Alexander Longwood University Conference Co-Chair
Lisa Yamin Virginia Commonwealth University Conference Co-Chair
Jon May George Mason University Best of Region Chair
Tanya Wineland Virginia Commonwealth University Exhibitor Chair
Zack Underwood Virginia Tech Evaluations Chair
Melody Iannone TBA Hospitality Chair
Lauren Nelms Virginia Wesleyan University Hospitality Chair
Dawn Knight Virginia Tech Program Co-Chair
Lenore Thorbjornsen Old Dominion University Program Co-Chair
Gerron Scott Virginia Commonwealth University Proposals Co-Chair
Cat Moss Old Dominion University Proposals Co-Chair
Tania Alvarez Old Dominion University Registration Co-Chair
Jen Cirbus University of Mary Washington Registration Co-Chair
Edna Renee Macbeth Virginia Commonwealth University Technology/Social Media Co-Chair
Rebecca McCallister Mary Baldwin University Technology/Social Media Co-Chair
Megan Dailey Virginia Commonwealth University Volunteer Chair


Region 2 Operating Principles

Mission and Purpose

NACADA Mission: NACADA promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. We provide opportunities for professional development, networking and leadership for our diverse membership

The Purpose of the Region: The Region’s purpose is to support NACADA’s mission by facilitating professional development activities, networking opportunities, leadership development, and member recruitment and service for the membership within their geographic area.

The regions propose activities to support academic advisors, faculty advisors and advising administrators within their geographic regions. Region members conduct annual region conferences, state, province or area drive-ins, promote NACADA membership and develop programs which fit the needs of their specific region.

Region Chairs, working with their steering committees, lead the functions of the regions. The following operating principles outline the responsibilities of the Region Steering Committee in accomplishing the work of the region and supporting NACADA’s mission.  

Here is a complete set of the Region 2 Operating Principles