* 1. 2015 AAWC Board Ballot

* 2. Name and Class Year

Mary F. Cramer ’91 graduated from Wilson’s Adult Degree Program and recently retired after 40 years at F&M Trust in Chambersburg. Her degree made it possible for her to work her way through a variety of departments and to gain valu-able knowledge of the banking industry. Cramer feels it is important to give back to your community and has been in-volved with many organizations over the years. She continues to volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association. Married with two grown children, Cramer enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters.

- In her own words: “I will continue to encourage opportunities for interaction among alumnae and between alumnae and all members of the college community. I will encourage positive engagement with students. I will encourage fellow alumnae to contribute their time, talents and treasure to the College.”


Lynne DiStasio ’74 attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Ga., after graduating from Wilson, and prac-ticed law in New York. She worked at MetLife for 32 years, mostly as an attorney, but spent four years in human re-sources, building and leading an employee relations organization. She believes that the business acumen and collabo-rative skills she developed over her career can be of benefit to Wilson.

- In her own words: “I am a big fan of Wilson College, and want to see it not just survive, but thrive in the future. I be-lieve it needs to continue to develop innovative programs that make it relevant and attractive to the increasingly diverse population that comprises our potential student body. The voices of those of us who attended the college in the past bring perspective and history to the dialogue about Wilson’s future.”


Carole Stoehr Ashbridge ’70 credits Wilson College with giving her the tools for a rewarding 35-year career as a school library media specialist. She is now in “retirement,” as a genealogist in a new business endeavor.

- In her own words: “The College is at a crossroads in its history and it would be my goal to help it make that progres-sion to a viable and thriving community. Wilson’s heritage is that of an institution committed to the education of women and as she moves forward we must be mindful of how we can continue that strong tradition while at the same time making the adjustment to her new role in the higher education world. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of that transitional team.”


Maxine Lesher Gindlesperger ’98 
is a resident of Chambersburg and the chief administrative officer of a local software company.

- In her own words: “For many college graduates, the experiences at their alma maters are remembered as one of their most significant and treasured life-changing events. The same is true of my experiences at Wilson College. Wilson College is not only an integral part of the community in which I live, but, equally important, it holds a well-earned international reputation for excellence among liberal arts colleges. Coupled with my business and community experience, my participation now as a member of the AAWC board offers an opportunity for me to promote the College so that others may gain the same kind of positive influence that Wilson College has had on my life.”


Amanda Harrity ’07 currently works for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania as the product program operations manager, overseeing the logistics of the cookie sale. While at Wilson, she lettered in soccer and softball, served as vice president of the Wilson College Government Association, was class song leader and a member of the Candle Club. She still plays softball and is an active musician.

- In her own words: “As a legacy graduate, it would be my honor to serve on the board. My experience at Wilson shaped me into the woman I am today and I want the chance to give back. I know I can be an integral member to help shape the college culture.”


Lisa Havilland ’04 currently lives in Poolesville, Md., and works in the legal department at Pacific Western Bank, while she attends law school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., at night. She plans to practice family law, estate planning and immigration law upon her graduation in 2016.

- In her own words: “I would like to serve on the alumnae board so I can help preserve Wilson’s wonderful culture and traditions while creating positivity as the College undergoes current and future changes. If elected, I promise to do my best to represent the wants and needs of my diverse alumnae family and current Wilson College students.”


Diana Otto Hollada ’07 earned her bachelor’s in business and economics, and has been a member of the board since 2012. She sits on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and maintains an active membership with Asso-ciation of Fundraising Professionals of Central Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna Valley Planned Giving Council and Central Pennsylvania Female Executives. She is currently a capital campaign consultant for Medic II in Waynesboro, Pa.

- In her own words: “I welcome the opportunity of continued service to the College and look forward to a fulfilling second term. I currently serve as chair of the nominating committee and am also a member of the fundraising and recognition/stewardship committees.”


Martha Estep O’Brien ’65 is employed by Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa., as the associate dean of general education. Her community service includes directing a church choir, serving as an elder, participating in service trips to Haiti and continued involvement in Girl Scout activities. She resides in Ebensburg, Pa., with her husband, and is the mother of two and grandmother of seven.

- In her own words: “I have enjoyed serving on the AAWC board for the past few years—reconnecting with some alumnae whom I knew from my days as a student and meeting many more who were new to me. I have appreciated the discussions we have had, the informal exchanges we have enjoyed, and the opportunity to visit the campus and meet current students, faculty and staff. I cherish the friendships that I have made while serving as a member of the board and look forward to continuing to widen that circle as I take on another term.”


De-Enda Rotz ’05 received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications through Wilson’s Adult Degree Program. She has been employed in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations at Mercersburg Academy for the last 20 years. She works closely with the assistant head of school for advancement in managing the Daring to Lead Campaign. She and husband Dirk reside in Fort Loudon, Pa. and have two sons, Derek, 14, and Devin, 7.

- In her own words: “As a student in the Adult Degree Program, I did not have the opportunity to experience Wilson’s long-standing traditions like Odds and Evens and the daisy chain during Commencement. It has been my honor to learn about them as a member of the board. I look forward to three more years on the board and to using my time on campus to continue to learn the school’s traditions and building relationships with many alumnae.”


Ashlee Yealy Vandewater ’14 is currently seeking her master’s degree in American Studies at Penn State, Harrisburg, and enjoying life as a new wife.

- In her own words: “My love for Wilson is continuing to grow, even after graduating this past spring. After graduation I was saddened to leave a place that had become a home for me, including the friends, teachers, staff, traditions, events, and yes...even some of the dining hall foods (Waffle Wednesday and pierogis!). I am now overjoyed to be a part of the alumnae board to further contribute my experience to the betterment of the entire Wilson community.”


Mary K. Hetzel-Weaver ’92 graduated with a degree in political science/history and economics and went on to Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., for a master’s of economics. She has worked for banking institutions in Illinois and Pennsylvania. She is the co-owner and general manager of Connie’s Confections of York and also serves as secretary/board member of the Kreutz Creek Valley Lionesses Club. Currently, she works with her husband, Dr. Christopher Weaver, in his medical practice.

- In her own words: “I would be honored to serve Wilson College as a director. With my educational background, along with the financial work experience I have—from banking to running a business—I know I can provide powerful feedback for the continuing success 
of Wilson College.”