HOW WE KAPPA
TO SOME OF THE
WOMEN WHO KAPPA
Name: Lisa Breen
Chapter: Gamma Xi Chapter, UCLA
Full-time Occupation: Voice-over artist and mom
Volunteer Position: Kappa Trainer and Foundation Alumna Ambassador
Years Volunteering with Kappa: 16 years
What talents made you a great match for this role? I have a deep love for Kappa and a passion for developing and inspiring our members. Being comfortable with a little public speaking helps too!
What makes this role rewarding? It’s incredibly rewarding watching our organization continue to evolve and grow, and knowing that I get to play a part in supporting our development.
What or who is your most impactful Kappa memory or mentor? How can I choose just one? Kim Mirabelli, Villanova; Janet Meinheit, Wisconsin; Julie Stonehouse, UC San Diego; Linda Patton, Oklahoma State; Susie Hughes, Missouri; Joanie Cohen, Colorado; Margie Moreno, UCLA; Ella Vieira, UC Riverside; and Erin Hogue, North Texas, are all on top of the list. These women set an outstanding example for me, supported me in numerous endeavors, encouraged me, challenged me and filled my heart with love and laughter. The most amazing part is that I didn’t have to go searching for a mentor—they were waiting for me at Kappa! I also have the most incredible group of friends from my time as an undergraduate. We’ve stuck together through all of life’s trials and joys. I get tears in my eyes when I think about how much they mean to me and how dedicated we are to each other. Our time as undergraduate members wasn’t just about fun … it was setting the foundation for the rest of our lives.
In what other places or ways do you give your time and talents? I volunteer with the Junior League of Las Vegas and the Race to Erase MS. I’m also very proud to have served as a facilitator for Kappa’s Leadership Academy, a program very near and dear to my heart.
What is the most important talent or trait to have in this role? Excitement for connecting with and learning about Kappa sisters.
What can someone expect by taking on this role? This role involves lots of sharing, inspiring and connecting. You’ll reach out to our fabulous Foundation donors, undergraduate chapters and alumnae associations to help them learn about the Foundation and its programs. Monthly calls with the Foundation Alumna Ambassador team and writing thank you notes are other important (and fun!) job duties. As a Foundation Alumna Ambassador, you’ll most likely feel more connected to and informed about our organization and you’ll definitely make some new friends!