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)
Tania Alvarez Old Dominion University Outgoing Awards Chair (2017-2019)
Michele Applegate Rowan College at Burlington County Incoming 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)
Mark Costello Bucks County Community College Outgoing Eastern Pennsylvania Liaison (2015-2019)
Monica Cottrell Lehigh Carbon Community College Incoming Eastern Pennsylvania Liaison (2019-2021)
Dawn Coder Penn State University-University Park Outgoing Western Pennsylvania Liaison (2017-2019)
Carrie Egnosak Penn State University-Behrend Incoming Western Pennsylvania Liaison (2019-2021)
Karen Watson Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Outgoing Virginia State Liaison (2015-2019)
Lisa Yamin Virginia Commonwealth University Incoming Virginia State Liaison (2019-2021)
Bob Bullard Rowan University Outgoing New Jersey Liaison (2016-2019)
Meghan Ingstrup Rutgers University Incoming New Jersey Liaison (2019-2021)
Justin Williams American University District of Columbia Liaison (2016-2020)
Adaire Parker University of Maryland Outgoing Maryland Liaison (2015-2019)
Phylicia Nance University of Maryland Incoming Maryland Liaison (2019-2021)

Region Conference Committee - 2019

Name Institution Position
Bob Bullard
(856) 256-4415 
Rowan University Conference Co-Chair 
Beth Rey
(856) 256-5871 
Rowan University Conference Co-Chair 
Nicole Weir Montclair State University Best of Region Chair
Keisha Griffin Union County College Concurrent Session/Meeting Logistics Chair
Jarrett Kealey Rowan College at Burlington County Exhibits & Donations Chair
Sean Hendricks Rowan University Feedback & Evaluations Chair
Mayra Arroyo Rowan University Hospitality Chair
Dorothy Abruzzo-Klumpp Rowan University Hospitality Chair
Michele Applegate  Rowan College at Burlington County Poster Session Chair
Amanda Carcione Montclair State University Program Planning/Conference Booklet Chair
Stephen Waniak Mercer County Community College Promotions Chair,
George Rey Rowan College at Gloucester County Proposals Chair,
Erin Hannah Rowan University Registration Co-Chair
Cindy Finer Rowan University Registration Co-Chair
Meghan Ingstrup Rutgers University Transportation Chair
University of Delaware Volunteer/Technology 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