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Introducing the 2024-25 Organizational Equity Commission (OEC) 

The Organizational Equity Commission (OEC) is formed to help guide and inform Delta Gamma’s efforts around belonging, equity, inclusion and diversity to achieve our goal of ensuring Delta Gamma is more equitable, more inclusive and more diverse, creating a sense of belonging amongst members who hold identities that have been marginalized.


Wendy Faust, Epsilon-Ohio State (she/her)  
Wendy currently serves the Fraternity as Director: Belonging, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, as well as the Chair of the Organizational Equity Commission. She is also a former Fraternity Council member and a former Foundation Board of Trustees member. Wendy is a longtime community and legislative advocate for marginalized individuals in Ohio, working with organizations such as Equality Ohio and Starhouse. In her professional career as a commercial interior designer, she has focused much of her work through a lens of accessibility for all. She is passionate about creating environments where everyone will be valued for exactly who they are and know they belong. 

Sofia Augenstein, Zeta Zeta-Boston (she/her)  
Sofia Augenstein is a student at Boston University studying health science with a minor in biology. When she is not in class, she is passionate about leading diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for my sorority, Delta Gamma. Sofia enjoys constantly learning from different perspectives, situations, and individuals discussing DEI initiatives. She is also an avid yogi and enjoys running when it is warm outside. 

Jason Fitzer, Ph.D. Phi Delta Theta Fraternity (he/him)
Dr. Jason Fitzer has worked as a student affairs educator focused on helping students become involved and engaged for over a decade. A California native, Jason grew up in Northern California and graduated with a bachelor’s of science in business administration from California State University Chico. At Chico State, Jason joined the California Xi chapter of Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity. Following graduation from Chico State, Jason obtained a master's of education in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia and later a Ph.D. in counseling and student personnel services. His research focused on topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Jason currently serves as an Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Life, supporting campus climate and basic needs initiatives. 

Wynde Jones, Delta Pi-Southern Mississippi (she/her) 
Wynde Jones firmly believes in the transformative power of education both inside and outside of the classroom. Her over 30 years in higher education are grounded by her passion for making a difference in students' lives.  

Wynde is an instructor in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. She retired in May of 2022 as the Assistant Vice President for Student Connections at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she gained valuable experience supervising Fraternity/Sorority life, Multicultural Programs, Center for Community Engagement, Transition Programs and Leadership and Student Involvement. Positions as the co-chair of the behavioral intervention team and member of the Title IX investigation team allowed her to serve students in important ways. Wynde has additional experience with crisis management, student leadership and social justice.   

Wynde has a diversity and inclusion certification from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in human capital development from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has held various positions on boards of directors, councils, coalitions and committees where she has served others. Wynde has been an involved alumna with Delta Gamma for nearly thirty years as a collegiate adviser, house corporation officer and regional volunteer. 

Ollie Kress, Alpha Lambda-Drake (she/her) 
Ollie is completing her music business degree at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and will graduate in May 2024. In her time as a collegian, she has started a feminist advocacy group on Drake’s campus where she served as President, served Alpha Lambda as the director of Anchor Splash, director of recruitment records and director of primary recruitment, in addition to serving on the 2023 Collegiate Advisory Board. Ollie is passionate about advocacy and education and will have her undergraduate research (officially!) published in May on the impact of instructor feedback on students’ feelings of self-determination. Presenting her research at various conferences has “filled her cup” by sharing what she has learned through her study and having the opportunity to speak about it.  

Ollie is grateful to the members of Alpha Lambda for their continued support and for her fiancé, who has grown to love the Hannah doll, too. 

Qy’Darrius McEachern, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (he/him)
Qy'Darrius Z. McEachern is a national speaker and consultant who strives to make his audiences feel positively uncomfortable during speaking engagements and consultations, as he believes that this is a learning feeling that drives growth and change. He also serves as the Program Manager at Code 2040, a nonprofit focused on addressing racial inequities in the tech industry. 

In addition, Q’s audiences feel empowered and educated as a means of creating sustainable change within their organization, leading to higher retention and better organizational morale overall. Q helps organizations take meaningful steps towards fostering true belonging through justice-focused work. 

Madeline Nachtman, Alpha Lambda-Drake (she/her) 
Madeline works in the Alumni Relations department at her alma mater, Drake University. Madeline holds a bachelor's degree in law, politics and society. She is passionate about accessibility. She previously worked at The Harkin Institute at Drake University, where she helped manage event accessibility and was able to support a project focused on access to services for individuals with disabilities in Iowa. Madeline serves as an alumnae group officer for the Des Moines alumnae chapter and is the employment committee chair for Alpha Lambda's house corporation. 

Matthew Phister, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity (he/him)
Matthew Phister has been Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Utah since July 2022. Matt previously served as a Resident Director in Housing and Residential Education at Utah beginning in June 2018, until joining the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff in January 2021 as the Assistant Director and Interfraternity Council Advisor. Matt is originally from Northeast Ohio and attended the University of Akron, earning a BA in political science and later an MA in student affairs administration from Michigan State University. Before attending graduate school, he worked at an academic non-profit in Washington, D.C., managing academic internship programs for undergraduates and law students for nearly three years. Matt is a proud member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.   

Outside of work, Matt enjoys visiting local restaurants and breweries, spending time with his rescue dog, Sophie, and has a growing interest in tattoos, golf and axe throwing. 

Dr. Becca Rampe, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity (she/her)
Dr. Becca Rampe is a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. She started at UAB in 2021, primarily offering clinical services to adults who carry developmental trauma and/or traumatic grief as some of their lived experiences while training graduate students and psychiatry residents in psychotherapy. She worked in university counseling centers for 12 years before UAB working to create prevention and outreach spaces for positive mental health engagement. Becca identifies as a Hispanic-white, heterosexual, able-bodied, with English as her first language, cis-gender female from a poor/working-class background, and has no current religious affiliation with neurodiversity connected with her own childhood adversity. All aspects of her identity are meaningful to her in a unique way with her finding it important to allow people to share their stories, lens of viewing the world, and learn about their lived experiences. As a Zeta Tau Alpha, she is the inclusion advisor for Delta Psi at Samford University and Inclusion Chair for the Birmingham alumnae chapter striving to provide education and spaces for reflection and healing for members. She also serves as a health and wellness facilitator for DG. She is excited to serve on the OEC to create trauma and neuroscience-aware spaces for connection, belonging, and learning for members and the DG community. 

Katie Seuntjens, Gamma Iota-DePauw (she/her)  
Katlyn (Katie) Cornelius Seuntjens is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She was initiated at DePauw University, where she received a biology degree and a French minor. Professionally, she is a Senior IT Project Manager at Be the Match, where she has worked for the past 11 years and is a member of their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Katie also serves as a member of Gamma Phi Beta’s Belonging, Equity and Inclusion committee. She has extensive facilitation experience, including Sigma Kappa’s Emerging Leaders, Tri Delta’s BodyImage3D and AAUW Start Smart programs, and Delta Gamma’s Lewis Institute, along with several other Delta Gamma programs. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, two kids and several pets. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, crafting and running. 

Jonathan Ng, Sigma Nu Fraternity (he/him)

Jonathan oversees the fraternity and sorority community at UC Santa Barbara. With almost a decade of experience in Fraternity/Sorority life, Jonathan brings an unbridled passion for student development, transformational leadership and change management strategies to the work he does with others in support of students and student organizations. In this role, he supports Fraternity/Sorority operations, assesses deficiencies and opportunities for growth and manages crises while developing individuals to lead others and create a legacy built on accountability, values-informed practices and inclusion. He is passionate about spending his days in community with student leaders and engaging in a challenge and support model of advising for student leaders to identify who they are, who they want to become and how to best achieve that goal.

Louis Green Assistant Director of Belonging Efforts | EO Staff Liaison