The 2020-21 slate of incoming AAGC directors and committee members was ratified at the virtual AAGC annual meeting April 25, 2020. The following alumnae/i will begin new leadership terms and/or positions July 1.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (3-year terms)
Marie Brown ’03
Baltimore, MD │ Goucher Major: American Studies
Inspired by her time as a student to pursue a career in higher education administration, Brown is pleased to return to her alma mater as a new member of the AAGC Board. A graduate of the class of 2003, Brown majored in American Studies with a minor in Women Studies and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in her senior year. After Goucher, Brown earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. She is now in the process of completing doctoral studies at Morgan State University. Professionally, Brown spent nearly two decades in various academic administration and enrollment leadership roles at several local colleges including Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. At present, Brown serves as Senior Advisor to the Dean of Nursing at George Washington University, commuting to the DC campus from her home in Baltimore County. She has one daughter, Juliette, who is a star soccer goalie and statewide spelling bee champion.
Marc Cousins ’95, M.Ed. ’07
Parkton, MD │Goucher Major: Education
Marc Cousins began his career as a middle school science teacher in Baltimore City before spending the next 20 years at two independent schools in the Baltimore area, the majority of that time as an Athletic Director. In 2016, he began a new career as a non-profit fundraising consultant for The Compass Group where he partners with organizations in their fundraising efforts. Originally from Maine, Cousins graduated with a BA in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Sports Administration and Athletic Leadership. While at Goucher, he was a member of the basketball, lacrosse and cross-country teams and was also a house president for two years.
Leda Fuller Favor ’79
Forest Hill, MD │Goucher Major: Economics & Psychology
Favor has over 30 years experience in Human Resources and managerial experience that expands to both union and non-unionized settings. She possesses a Bachelors degree in Psychology/Economics from Goucher College, and a Masters degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois. She is currently Senior HR Manager for Maryland Auto Insurance and remains Owner and Principal Consultant for Creative HR Solutions, LLC. Favor ascended to positions within a wide range of Fortune 50 companies such as General Cable Company, Mobil Oil, Allied Signal, Raytheon, and Siemens Corporation. She provided leadership to multi-national and global-based accountabilities in Germany and China, focusing on competency assessment, career development, and delegation assignments, also focusing on safety and occupational health. During her tenure with Siemens, Favor was appointed HR business consultant for the CEO and the US based Corporate office of Siemens AG based in Washington, DC.
She and her husband, Kevin Favor PhD., spend their vacation time traveling to locations in China, Spain, Mexico, and the Caribbean. They are the parents of one married son, Trevor, who is currently employed with Siemens Corporation and is a graduate of Purdue University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Favor’s hobbies and pursuits include golf, exercising, dancing, reading and music. Favor has maintained her strong religious affiliation with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church throughout her life, and is currently serving a leadership role as chairperson of the local Social Action committee. Other affiliations include the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Society of Occupational Health Psychology, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and the Conference Board.
Jennifer Lundgren Lewis-David ’94
Towson, MD │ Goucher Major: History and European Studies
Lewis-David graduated from Goucher with honors, double-majoring in European Studies and History, as well as being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While at Goucher, she enjoyed singing with The Reverends’ Rebels, the Goucher Chorus and the Goucher Chamber Singers, and also being part of the community service and environmental clubs. She and her best friends lived in Gallagher House in Froelicher Hall all four years—of course, it was physically located a little differently 1990-1994! Lewis-David obtained a Juris Doctor law degree with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1997. While in law school, she had the opportunity to serve as Associate Editor on The Business Lawyer, a legal journal jointly published by the American Bar Association and the University of Maryland School of Law. Thereafter, she joined the corporate world as in house counsel. Over the last 20 years, she has held roles in regulatory affairs, compliance, and the legal department of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a Fortune # 6 company. As a Deputy General Counsel with UnitedHealthcare, she currently serves as general counsel for the $3B individual insurance businesses.
Lewis-David has been on the Board of Directors of the Maryland March of Dimes since 2014 and just completed several years as Chair of the Board. She has been singing for 25 years with the contemporary music group at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson, MD. She and her husband, Rajesh David, a pharmacist with Ascension’s St. Agnes Hospital, will be celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary shortly and are the proud aunt and uncle of six amazing nieces and nephews, all under the age of 8 years.
Lewis-David recently established a scholarship at Goucher, The Gretchen Lundgren Lewis
’68 and Jennifer Lundgren Lewis-David ’94 Scholarship Fund, to honor her family’s
mother-daughter legacy at the college.
ALUMNA/US TRUSTEE (3-year term)
Jodie Hirsch Slaughter ’79
Arlington, VA │ Goucher Major: English
Slaughter graduated from Goucher in 1979 with a degree in English. For more than 25 years, she dedicated her career to helping non-profit, membership associations solve their most pressing challenges. She founded McKinley Advisors, the largest association research and strategy firm, in Washington, DC in 1994.
Slaughter was an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She is an ASAE Fellow, past Chair of the Fellows, and a past Director on the ASAE and ASAE Business Services Boards. She was a frequent speaker and was recognized as a “best of” presenter at the ASAE Annual Meeting, and in 2011 was inducted into ASAE’s Academy of Leaders. Slaughter also appeared frequently in Associations Now and was a contributing author of the book, Generating and Managing Non-dues Income in Associations.
Since retiring from McKinley in early 2018, Slaughter has focused on her passions, completing her first triathlon and serving on the board of a professional membership organization. Jodie lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, David, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Jellybean.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (3-year terms)
Andrew Deal ’14
Philadelphia, PA │Goucher Major: Political Science
Andrew Deal is an Associate Director of Development at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he fundraises to support physician research, clinical care, and patient support funds for the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Penn Transplant Institute, amongst other priorities. In his spare time, he is a wedding photographer and enjoys competing in Spartan Races and doing Crossfit. Coming to Goucher from the great state of Maine, he studied Political Science and Business Management. He proudly served as an Orientation Committee Member, a Goucher Vagabond, At-Large Student Representative, Treasurer for the Class of 2014, and co-chaired Gophers for Goucher, the volunteer student philanthropic committee. Above all, he made the Goucher community smoothies and mozzarella sticks during his time as a manager at the Gopher Hole.
Celena Dyal ’17
Baltimore, MD │Goucher Major: Chemistry
Dyal graduated from Goucher in 2017 with a degree in Chemistry. During her time at Goucher she served on the Judicial Board, Smoke Free Campus Initiative, learned German, and was a dedicated student worker in the box office. After graduating from Goucher, Dyal completed a year of service as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Los Angeles serving as a tutor and mentor at one of the most at-need high schools in Los Angeles. Dyal is currently a law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she is a staff editor on the Journal of Business and Technology Law, a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution team, and has served as the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD COMMITTEE (3-year terms)
Candace Chance ’10, M.A.C.S. ’12
Baltimore, MD │Goucher Major: Biological Sciences
Chance is a West Baltimore City native who matriculated from Goucher College with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master’s in Cultural Sustainability; exploring the intersections of local leadership, social ecosystems, education and entrepreneurship. This has set her on quite an unconventional path, uncovering equitable strategies to build resilience in historically disadvantaged, urban communities.
Chance has shared the stage with some of the top thought leaders in leadership and personal development as well as community development. She has traveled extensively, including spending seven months in Queensland, Australia, and making her second home in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently the Founder & CEO of The VPI Firm, a process and strategy design firm for social good.