Meet the Board

This could be you!
The UVaClub President dedicates an average of 5 to 7 hours on a weekly basis. As president, you will preside over monthly board meetings, prepare and submit reports required by the Office of Engagement, approve annual budget and committee expenditures, designate the number of scholarship awards, and supervise the Social, Schools, and Networking committees. The President also acts as a liaison for the University community and Office of Engagement, and as a spokesperson for the UVaClub to the press, legislative bodies, groups or organizations within the University, and the public at large.
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This could be you!
The UVaClub Vice President dedicates an average of 3 to 5 hours on a weekly basis. As Vice President, you will assume the duties of the President in his/her absence, serve as an ex-officio member of standing committees, and supervise the following committees: Arts & Culture, Book Club, Service, and Sports.
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The UVaClub Treasurer devotes an average of 1 to 2 hours on a weekly basis to a variety of items related to Club finances. As Treasurer, you will serve as the primary signatory on financial accounts, keep all financial records on behalf of the club, prepare an annual budget and other requests, and advise members on financial matters (i.e. vendors, ticket selling procedures).
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Casey Firth
The UVaClub Secretary dedicates an average of 1 to 3 hours on a weekly basis. As Secretary, Casey prepares the Club’s calendar of events, creates agendas and keeps minutes for Board meetings, files any reports required, maintains membership lists, and handles all official correspondence of the organization.

Tamira Roberson
Interim President | uvapresident@dchoos.org
CLAS 2009, Foreign Affairs & Sociology
My time as a student UVA is best described as dynamic. Reflecting on what I appreciated most about the University is the mentorship of the faculty and the fellowship amongst the students. While there, I participated in a number of student organizations and also worked at Newcomb Hall. After graduation, I served on the UVA Club of Washington, DC board until 2015, holding the positions of Young Alumni Committee Co-Chair, Vice President and President. To stay engaged, I currently chair the UVA Club of Washington, DC’s Scholarship & Awards Committee.
It is my distinct honor to rejoin the board, albeit temporarily, to serve as interim President.
Employer: DC Superior Court

Kate McCormick
Marketing & Communications Chair | uvamarketingandtech@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Art History
Whether it was game day on the Corner, late night studying at Alderman, laying out in the sun on Mad Bowl – I was always surrounded by my fellow Hoos! I’ve continued to be enveloped in a similar community of ambitious and passionate alumni through the UVaClub; and even in DC, Blue & Orange will always mean dear old UVA.
Employer: Cambridge Associates

David Aramony
Social Committee Co-Chair | uvasocial@dchoos.org
CLAS 2013, Government & Media Studies
“I wish I slept more in college,” said no one ever. While my tenure flew by an amazing thing happened: my college friends became family and UVA traditions became staples of my daily life. Throughout my time at The University, I was heavily involved in a smorgasbord of CIOs from Madison House to Student Government. With those final steps down the lawn as a student in the rearview, I want to provide Hoos an excuse to chant Wahoowa once again by fostering camaraderie among our family. From boat cruises to happy hours, holiday parties to networking events, my goal is to ensure our DC alums always have a reason to call Charlottesville home.
Employer: Oracle

Victoria Nguyen
Social Committee Co-Chair | uvasocial@dchoos.org
CLAS 2016, Psychology
This is only but a stepping stone for me to become DC’s youngest socialite by running the Social Chair for the UVaClub of DC… just kidding! I’ve had the pleasure of serving as chairs for numerous UVA organizations- the Asian Student Union, Vietnamese Student Association, and HerCampus at UVA to name a few. Upon leaving the University I couldn’t imagine moving forward without being involved in any sort of organization and not have event planning to balance out work. I hope to learn a lot about the UVaClub of DC and put on fun and fantastic events that will bring new members into the fold, and help current members grow in involvement and our combined passion for the University.
Employer: Kaiser Permanente

EllenEllen Falci
Schools Committee Co-Chair | uvaschools@dchoos.org
CLAS 2012, Cognitive Science & Spanish Linguistics
I fell in love with UVA early in my college search process and haven’t looked back since! The grounds, community, academics, athletics and proximity to Northern Virginia made UVA a no-brainer for me. While at UVA, I was involved with the Club Ultimate Frisbee team, Relay For Life, Monroe Society and other groups. I find great passion in showing others all that UVA has to offer and I could often be found dragging my friends to sporting events, lectures, films, philanthropy events, etc. during college. Being away from Charlottesville makes this hobby a bit more difficult but working with the Schools Committee gives me the opportunity to fill this void. I thoroughly enjoy being able to more formally engage with incoming, current and former students and help them fall in love with Hoo-ville as much as I did. When I’m not cheering on the Hoos, I spend my time running, playing Ultimate, traveling, cooking, volunteering and playing viola. Wahoowa!
Employer: Clarabridge

lauraLaura Plattner
Service Committee Chair | uvaservice@dchoos.org
CLAS 2004, English
I loved my time at UVA thanks in large part to the spirit, camaraderie, and sense of community I found there. I’m thrilled to help support continued Wahoo connections while also helping our local Washington, DC community through meaningful and fun service activities.
Employer: American Cancer Society

luke2Luke Holman
Sports Committee Co-Chair | uvasports@dchoos.org
COMM 2006, Marketing & Management
Dear Old UVA offered the perfect balance of challenging academics, enriching clubs, and entertaining sporting events. As a student, I was a member of the inaugural Hoo Crew, and I enjoyed watching UVA play top ACC teams in football and basketball. I decided to serve on the UVA Club of Washington board to organize fun outings to sporting events, providing our alumni in the Washington DC area with opportunities to see UVA teams when we play locally and see former UVA players who are currently playing in the professional ranks when they visit DC. The goal of these events is to provide UVA alumni with unique experiences, such as meet-and-greets with players & coaches and opportunities to go down onto the field or court.In my free time, I compete nationally in Pentathlon competitions (fencing, swimming, horseback riding, shooting, and running), and I am actively involved in McLean Bible Church. I also serve as a representative on UVA Young Alumni Council, and I am the Rules & Recruiting Chair for McIntire Young Alumni Council. I enjoy volunteering, outdoor activities, and attending Major League Baseball games (Go Nats & O’s!) and NCAA sporting events (nothing cheers my heart and warms my blood quite like seeing the Hoos beat the Hokies!).
Employer: Alarm.com

SimaySimay Okyay
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Biochemistry & Women, Gender and Sexuality
There is so much to love about UVA but my favorite moments were my favorite moments because of the people. I served in several executive boards at UVA. I had the best experiences when I served as social chair for my sorority and HooCrew. I am now serving on our board because I love meeting and engaging with alumni who share my love for the ‘Hoos. I hope to be involved in fostering relationships amongst alumni through our events. Wahoowa!
Employer: Walk in Medical Care

Jessica Roberts
Book Club Co-Chair | uvabookclub@dchoos.org
CLAS 2014, Biochemistry
While at UVA, I loved the sense of community and camaraderie found on Grounds. I spent much of my time with the first year community as a Resident Advisor and Senior Resident, and enjoyed watching them join and grow in the UVA community. As an alumna, I hope to continue to foster a sense of camaraderie for the alumni in the DC area through the Book Club.
Employer: American Chemical Society

dannyDanny Housier
Senior Associate Director for UVA Clubs and Global Engagement | dannyhoo@virginia.edu