National Board

National Board, 2016

Our sorority is run by dedicated alumnae who give their time and talents to lead the sisterhood. Their home chapters are listed next to their name and short biographies can be found below. For more information or to reach out to a National Board member directly, please click their name and the sister’s e-mail address will appear.

National Executive Board

Nikita DeBarros

Nikita DeBarros – Rho

In May of 2010, Nikita became a sister of the Rho Chapter at the University of New Hampshire where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Nikita associates her confidence and leadership skills to her membership in Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc. She is employed as an Occupational Therapist in an elementary school in Boston, MA, where she works to promote her students’ independence and participation in all aspects of their daily lives. She is passionate about helping others and strives to be an advocate and ally for individuals with disabilities. Nikita is also passionate about her sisters and takes great pride in supporting chapters, actives, and alumnae to have the same empowering experience that she has had as a member of this organization. This is her second term as National President and fourth term on the national board.

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Executive Vice President

Vicki Nelson – Lambda

Vicki is an alumna and founding sister at Delta Xi Phi's Lambda Chapter at Johns Hopkins University where she graduated in 2005. Having joined Delta Xi Phi's National Board of Directors in 2005, she is entering her ninth term with the board. Vicki completed her PhD in Genetics and attended medical school at Case Western University. She currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina where she is a Family and Sports Medicine doctor and researcher. Vicki attributes much of her leadership abilities and successes to her experiences with Delta Xi Phi and enjoys serving on the National Board where she can continue to enrich the undergraduate experience for women through involved with Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

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Ivy Sanchez-Tinco
Vice President of Membership

Ivy Sanchez-Tinco – Mu

Ivy became a part of Delta Xi Phi at Mu Associate Chapter at the University of California, Davis on June 2010. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Education and is pursuing her graduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona for Special Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. Ivy works as an Education Specialist in Southern California with special education students. This is her third term as a National Board member and she is excited to keep with and continuing to help the sisters of Delta Xi Phi.

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Jill Hayes

Jillian Hayes – Rho

Jill became a sister of the Rho Chapter of Delta Xi Phi at the University of New Hampshire in November 2011. She graduated from UNH with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Women’s Studies in May 2015 and now resides in Massachusetts. Currently unable to work due to chronic illness, Jill focuses her time and energy on advocating for herself and others living with illness and disabilities in hopes of contributing to a kinder, less stigmatized world. She attributes much of her drive, strength in leadership, and empathy to her experiences as a sister of Delta Xi Phi, and she is thrilled to return to the National Board for her second full term as Secretary.

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Jessica Noviello

Jessica Noviello – Lambda

Jessica Noviello joined Delta Xi Phi’s Lambda Chapter at Johns Hopkins University in December 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics and Earth and Planetary Sciences in 2014, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in planetary geology at the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University. This is her third term on the National Board and her second term as Executive Treasurer.

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National Judicial Board

Emily Mennenga
Chief Tribunal

Emily Mennenga – Eta

*also a member of National Executive Board

Emily was born in a small town outside of Delta Xi Phi’s Alpha Chapter in Illinois. She joined the Eta Associate Chapter in Fall 2010 at Marquette University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2013. She is entering her fourth term on the National Board.  Emily currently resides in Milwaukee and is working as a Sales Engineer at Badger Meter.

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Elizabeth Harris
Director of Chapter Development

Elizabeth Harris – Gamma

In the spring of 2005, Elizabeth Harris became a sister of the Gamma Chapter at Mississippi State University. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in in Microbiology and in 2014 with another Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. Currently, Elizabeth resides in Little Rock, Arkansas where she is working as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Aside from her passion to complete her academic goals, she loves to travel and has been to over twelve countries in the past eight years. This is her second term on the National Board.

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Makaylah Johnson
Director of Member Development

Makaylah Johnson - Rho

Makaylah "Ischena" Johnson is an alumna of the Rho chapter at the University of New Hampshire. She graduated in December 2018 with a BA in Political Science, and she currently resides in Boston, MA working in Human Resources for a biotech company. Makaylah has a passion for social justice issues, enjoys traveling to experience and appreciate new cultures, and strives to be an ally on all fronts of her life. She is enthusiastic to merge her personal and professional experience with her passion for Delta Xi Phi to keep our diamonds fierce and shining.

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National Officers

Hannah Mathieu
Director of Alumnae Affairs

Hannah Mathieu - Rho

Hannah "Phaedra" Mathieu joined the University of New Hampshire's Rho Chapter Fall of 2016. While active, she was Treasurer, Vice President, and President respectively, and was heavily involved with social justice programming at the university. She graduated in December 2019 with a BS in Information Technology and a BA in Women's Studies. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC where she works at Raytheon Technologies as a Digital Technology Leadership Program Associate.

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Aliah Taylor
Director of Public Relations

Aliah Taylor  – Eta

Aliah “Xiu-Xnu” is an alumna of Marquette University’s Eta Chapter where she joined in the fall of 2013. She studied Interdisciplinary International Affairs (2016), took a gap year after graduation, then pursued International Higher Education (2019) at Loyola University Chicago. Her research focused on student identity in community organizations within the campus climate as well as identity explorations. Currently she lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and works as an administrative assistant and as a contract project lead in web design, video editing, and media moderating. This is her second term on the National Board as the Director of Public Relations. She looks forward to utilizing knowledge from the previous term and her previous experiences as a social media chair for four organizations. She is excited to highlight Delta Xi Phi's membership and continue to strengthen the Sorority's online presence. Outside of work and the Sorority, Aliah volunteers as a media design lead and event co-coordinator with the Young Asian Professionals of Milwaukee group, and supports a local university center's in their digital communications. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, and cycling.

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Erien Watson
Director of Expansion

Erien Watson – Gamma

Erien “Nalani” Watson is an alumna of Delta Xi Phi’s Gamma Associate Chapter at Mississippi State University where she studied Political Science until 2009. She also attended Georgia State University where she received her M.S. in Sports Administration in 2014. She then went on to get a certification in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University in 2018. She serves as the National Board’s Expansion Chair, and is based out of Houston, TX. She currently works at the University of Houston as the Director of External Operations for Women's Basketball. During quarantine she has taught herself how to crochet and has been able to make so many new things. With her strong communicative skills, sense of humor, and professional background in leadership and academia, she is eager to support expansion efforts to campuses throughout the country where Delta Xi Phi’s pillars are ready to shine.

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Abigail Magat
Regional Director - West (CA)

Abigail Magat – Alpha Alpha

Abigail is an alumna of Delta Xi Phi’s Alpha Alpha Associate Chapter at the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated in 2019. She is currently employed as an Academic Counselor in the Bay Area, where she works with a wide range of students from middle school to college in academic, college, and career advising. She is passionate about education policy and non-academic factors that affect students’ performance in and out of school. Aside from this, Abigail loves doing arts and crafts, learning other languages, and traveling. She is very excited to continue connecting with sisters, and possibly do some of these activities with them

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Jamie Davenport
Regional Director - South (AL , MS, NC)

Jamie Davenport - Omega

Jamie is an alumna of the Omega Associate Chapter at Samford University. Jamie was initiated in the Fall of 2016 and graduated in May 2020 with a BA in International Relations, French, and Arabic. While Jamie served as president at Omega for 3 years, this is their first term on the National Board and they are looking forward to it with excitement. Jamie plans to pursue a masters programs in public policy in Fall of 2021 after taking a year to accumulate more savings and potentially travel depending on pandemic recovery. Jamie hopes to provide any needed assistance to our Gamma, Psi, and Omega chapters in addition to other potential initiatives in the next 2 years. In their free time, Jamie volunteers with rape response and at cat shelters.

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Jenna Morin
Regional Director - Midwest (IL, WI, MI, MO, OH, IN)

Jenna Morin – Delta

Jenna “Halika” is an alumna of Delta Chapter at the University of Illinois Chicago where they graduated in the spring of 2016 and continued on to earn a Master’s of Social Work. Currently, Jenna is employed as a social worker with a high school. This is Jenna's second term on the board and they look forward to working with sisters throughout the Midwest.

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Madelynn Wellons
Regional Director - East (MA, MD, NY, NH, PA)

Madelynn Wellons - Lambda

Madelynn is an alumna of Johns Hopkins University (class of 2020) with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology. She became a sister at the Lambda chapter in Spring 2017, and served in various Executive Board positions during her time at Hopkins. She currently is a Marketing Research Associate at Touchstone Research in Branford, CT. Madelynn is passionate about disability advocacy and co-founded the only disability advocacy group at JHU, and would like to bring more discussions about disability in diversity to Delta Xi Phi. She is looking forward to working with all of the sisters in the Eastern region and beyond!


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East Regional Council

Kayara "Corazon"
District 1 - Iota, Rho, and Upsilon

Kayara Burnett - Iota

Kayara "Corazon" joined Delta Xi Phi's Iota Chapter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall of 2015. She served on Iota's Executive Board before graduating with a Bachelor's degree with an Individual Concentration in Creative Entrepreneurship and the Business of Culture in 2017. She currently lives in Massachusetts and is focused on building and expanding her small business.

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Emma "Ohada"
District 2 - Lambda, Chi, and Alpha Beta

Emma Berryman-Moore - Rho

Emma joined DXP in Fall of 2014, in her first semester at the University of New Hampshire. She graduated from UNH in 2018 with a BS in Environmental Economics and International Affairs, and currently lives in New York City where she is an academic advisor for first-year international students. She loves traveling, reading, being outdoors, sports, exploring, and her loved ones. She is passionate about political engagement and supporting students in finding the place they feel most comfortable and can call home.

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