Supreme Council

Ensuring a Premiere Sorority Experience through Strategic Vision

SC_photo_for_web.jpgTop Row, L to R: Dr. Alicia Scott, Tess Stovall, Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Wendy Lau, and Jennifer Wilson
Bottom Row, L to R: Dr. Breny DaParre Garcia, Meggie Baker, and Cara Wood

The success that Phi Sigma Sigma enjoys today largely is due to the insight, discretion, and passion our Supreme Council has devoted to the Fraternity for nearly a century.
These dedicated women are the heart of Phi Sigma Sigma and are responsible for our Fraternity. Their main objective for the biennium
is to ensure the implementation of the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.  Supreme Council works closely with Fraternity volunteers, Headquarters staff,
the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, and the National Housing Corporation. 

Supreme Council is committed to serving Phi Sigma Sigma and opening the lines of communication among its members. 

To get in touch with a Supreme Council member, please contact them through our Headquarters 410-799-1224 | 410-799-9186 FAX | phisighq@phisigmasigma.org.

Grand Archon
Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Epsilon Delta Chapter at Chapman University

Katie is the vice president for government relations and public affairs for the National Association for Self-Employed. She leads the organization's lobbying and media efforts in Washington, D.C. She is a past president of Women in Government Relations, D.C.’s largest networking organization for women in the public policy space. This is Katie’s fourth term on Supreme Council, having previously served two terms as grand vice archon and one term as director. She also serves on the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation board of directors. She has previously served the Fraternity as community archon, chapter key advisor, and chairman of the volunteer training committee. Katie lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband David.

Grand Vice Archon
Tess Stovall, Kappa Chapter at The George Washington University

Tess is the director of charter schools for the Tennessee State Board of Education, where she oversees the charter school application and authorization process for the board. Tess annually serves as a Tennessee Promise mentor to five high school seniors and supports them through the college admissions process. She has 12 years of volunteer experience and has served as volunteer structure task force co-chairman and International Standards Board chairman. Tess and her husband, Jeremy, live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their twins, Sloane and Owen.

Grand Vice Archon-Finance
Wendy Lau, Theta Upsilon Chapter at the University of La Verne

Wendy is a partner with the law firm of Wood, Smith, Henning, & Berman, LLP, with a broad range of experience in various areas of law including construction, business transactions and litigation, labor and employment, and general liability. Wendy also serves as a planning commissioner on the City of La Verne's Planning Commission as well as a trustee on the University of La Verne’s Board of Trustees. In addition to her Supreme Council service, Wendy serves as a director on the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation board. Prior to being elected grand vice archon-finance, Wendy served as a Supreme Council director for six years and as a chapter key advisor and programming facilitator. Wendy lives in La Verne, California.

Director
Meggie Baker, Kappa Chapter at The George Washington University

Meggie serves as in-house legal counsel to a nonprofit community health center, focusing on governance, compliance, risk management, and grants administration. Meggie also participates in numerous other community and philanthropic organizations, including as a director for the Junior League of Florence and Publications chairman for the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division. She remains active in theater and dance opportunities across South Carolina in an effort to remain connected to her work in the arts prior to law school. Prior to being elected as director, Meggie served on ISB as chairman, counsel, and representative. Meggie lives in Florence, South Carolina.

Director
Breny DaParre Garcia, Ed.D., Delta Kappa Chapter at Florida International University

Breny is the associate vice president of institutional relations for Florida International University. In this role, she leads select institutional and presidential initiatives pertaining to key university donors and prospects, community partners, academic organizations, student success and constituent relations. Breny also volunteers her time as a board member for Janelle’s Wishing Well Foundation and mentor for the NASPA Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education Undergraduate Fellows Program. This is Breny’s first term on Supreme Council. She has served the organization for more than 10 years as a member of multiple committees and task forces as well as a chapter key advisor. Breny lives in Miami, Florida, with her husband Charlie.

Director
Jennifer Wilson, Delta Delta Chapter at Linfield College

Jennifer serves as global process excellence & operations manager for Nike Stores and Nike.com Merchandising, where she serves as the team’s chief of staff and works on strategic planning as well as defining and championing business processes. She also serves on Linfield’s Rising Alumni President’s Circle Leadership Team. This is Jennifer’s second term on Supreme Council. She brings 12 years of volunteer experience with Phi Sigma Sigma to her role, including assisting in chapter recruitment advising and serving as a programming facilitator, recruitment advisor, and member of multiple committees and task forces. Jennifer lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Jon.

Director
Cara Wood, Kappa Chapter at The George Washington University

Cara is the director of student activities at Bradley University. In this role, she will oversee student organizations, student programming, fraternity/sorority life, leadership and community service initiatives at Bradley. Most recently, she was the assistant director of student organization development at Georgia Southern University. After beginning her professional career as Phi Sigma Sigma’s director of chapter services, Cara has spent nine years volunteering in roles such as Leadership Conference programming chairman and, currently, a second-term director on Supreme Council. Cara, her husband, Scott, and son, Cooper, live in Peoria, Illinois.

Past Grand Archon & Ex Officio Member
Alicia Scott, Ph.D., Beta Psi Chapter at the University of Florida

Alicia is a nationally certified school psychologist. She works for the Alachua County Public Schools, where she conducts evaluations of preschool children with a variety of medical conditions and developmental delays. She has also served as the program coordinator for a learning and behavior clinic at the University of Florida and owned a private practice. Alicia has served on Supreme Council for 17 years, including six years as grand archon. She has also served as a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation board of directors and the National Panhellenic Conference delegation. Alicia and her husband, Gary, live in Gainesville, Florida, with their children, Jacob and Dorothea.