Staff Directory

Office of Alumni Relations

80 George Street, Suite 100-3
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone: 617-627-3532 or 1-800-THE-ALUM (1-800-843-2586)
Email: alumni@tufts.edu
Fax: 617-627-3938

Scroll down to see full staff biographies or find the contact information for the person who can answer questions about the topics below.

50th Class Reunion
contact: Thomas Williams
All other reunions
contact: Karen Micale
Alumni Weekend
contact: Thomas Williams
Homecoming
contact: Karen Micale
Travel-Learn
contact: Usha Sellers.
Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA)
contact: Mini Jaikumar
Taylor Austin
Shared Interest Groups
contact: Gina Regonini
Senior Connections
contact: Karen Micale
Regional Programs
contact: Jonathan Kaplan, A96
Matthew Lucerto, AG08
Jaime Wendel
Alumni Chapters Program
contact: Jonathan Kaplan, A96
Danielle Glazer
Volunteer Management
contact: Julie O'Connor
Emily Donahue
Student and Young Alumni Programs
contact: Adam Bissonnette
General Inquiries
contact: alumni@tufts.edu
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
contact: David Fechtor
Tufts Online Community
contact: olchelp@tufts.edu
Tufts Alumni Website
contact: advweb@tufts.edu

Office of Alumni Relations Staff Biographies

Taylor Austin

Title: Alumni Relations Officer
Email: taylor.austin@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-5786
Joined Tufts: 2013
Taylor joined the Alumni Relations team in November of 2013, as the Alumni Relations Officer, Association Programming. Taylor works with the Alumni Association, Alumni Council and several of the Council’s Committees, and with the Tufts Alumni Awards programs. Taylor comes to Tufts from the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, where she was a Special Events Coordinator. In that role, she managed a variety of events and projects, including awards ceremonies, Spaulding's Young Professional Group, and the 2013 Race for Rehab Boston Marathon Program. Taylor’s professional experience with volunteers began in 2007 with the Junior League of Boston. Taylor graduated from Hamilton College in 2006, and earned her MA in 2009 from Framingham State College, both in Psychology.

Adam Bissonnette

Title: Alumni Class Officer, Class Reunions
Email: adam.bissonnette@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-4051
Joined Tufts: 2012
Adam joined Tufts in November, 2012. His focus will be on Class Reunions, while also working on Homecoming and Student Programming. Prior to joining Tufts, Adam worked at Bentley University as the Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Special Events and prior to that as Account & Program Operations at NXTevent. Adam graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations in 2006.

Timothy Brooks

Title: Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Email: tim.brooks@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3399
Joined Tufts: 1999
Tim has been at Tufts since September 1999, when he succeeded Ron Brinn as director of Alumni Relations. From 1994-1999, he was the assistant vice president for Alumni Relations at Fordham University in New York City, and from 1985-1994, vice president of field operations at The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. in Columbus. Tim oversees a staff of 16, to keep alumni feeling connected to their alma mater and to each other, through programs, benefits, services, events, volunteer opportunities and organizations. Tim graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1979, and a Master of Arts in 1983. As a Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholar, in 1984, he received a Graduate Diploma in Performance from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Emily Donahue

Title: Alumni Relations Officer, Volunteer Management
Email: emily.donahue@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-4039
Joined Tufts: 2012
Emily joined the Alumni Relations team in January 2012. Emily’s interest in higher education primarily developed through her involvement with the Student Alumni Association at Northeastern University, from which she graduated in 2010 with a major in Communication Studies. Emily works closely with Julie O’Connor to help implement and develop programming that concentrates on training, recognition, and retention of alumni volunteers.

Danielle Glazer

Title: Program Assistant – Alumni Chapters Programs
Email: danielle.glazer@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-4048
Joined Tufts: 2014
Danielle joined the Office of Alumni Relations in October 2014. Prior to Tufts, she worked in K-12 education for several years after graduating from the University of Chicago in 2012. Her work supports members of the Chapters Program team in marketing, communication, event execution, and administration.

Jeremy Hynes

Title: Alumni Relations Officer, Class Reunions
Email: jeremy.hynes@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-6882
Joined Tufts: 2014
Jeremy joined the Office of Alumni Relations at Tufts in January, 2014. His focus will be on Class Reunions, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Jeremy graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations. Jeremy worked at the BU Alumni Association as a student, which developed his interest in higher education and Alumni Relations.

Mini Jaikumar, G97

Title: Senior Associate Director, Association and Volunteer Management
Email: mini.jaikumar@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3021
Joined Tufts: 2006
Mini joined the Office of Alumni Relations in April 2006. Mini focuses on the administration of the Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA), facilitating the work of the volunteer leadership and committees of the Tufts Alumni Council, a body of 300 alumni elected by their peers. Prior to joining Tufts, Mini was the development director of the Media and Technology Charter High School in Boston, a school she helped to start.

Jonathan J. Kaplan, A96

Title: Senior Associate Director, Alumni Chapter Programs
Email: jonathan.kaplan@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-5493
Joined Tufts: 2005
Jonathan J. Kaplan oversees strategy, new initiatives, event management, and volunteer coordination for over 85 Domestic, International, and Shared Interest groups for Tufts Alumni across the globe. He is also responsible for planning on-campus receptions and lectures, as well as Homecoming and Alumni Weekend events each year. Before joining alumni relations, Jonathan worked in human resources with a concentration in recruiting, training, and organizational development. He was employed previously at Tufts as assistant director for internships and employer outreach in the Office of Career Services.

Kathryn Klem

Title: Alumni Relations Assistant
Email: kathryn.klem@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3532
Joined Tufts: 2013
Kathryn joined the Alumni Relations team in November, 2013. Kathryn joins the OAR team as a recent graduate from Stonehill College with development experience with Canterbury Shaker Village and Historic New England. As the Alumni Relations Assistant, she works primarily with the alumni association and its governing body, the Tufts Alumni Council. Kathryn also serves as the main correspondent between OAR and the alumni body, and assists in various office tasks related to event planning.

Matthew Lucerto, AG08

Title: Assistant Director, Regional Programs
Email: matthew.lucerto@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3577
Joined Tufts: 2006
Matt joined the Office of Alumni Relations in June of 2013 after spending his prior 7 years in Higher Education split between Tufts University and Harvard University’s athletics and student affairs offices. In his former roles, he worked with student groups and athletic coaches/teams to help put on various events, games and competitions. His role in the Alumni Relations office is to be a part of the Regional Programs team and now works with 20 alumni chapters throughout the country to engage alumni through a variety of programs and events. Matt graduated with a Masters in 2008 from the Tufts University Educational Studies program with a concentration in Higher Education Administration and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Religion from Wheaton College (Norton, MA).

Karen Micale

Title: Reunion Program Coordinator
Email: karen.micale@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3526
Joined Tufts: 1987
Karen collaborates with the Outreach and Engagement team to organize class reunions celebrations. She also manages many components of the Alumni Weekend programming. Additionally, Karen works with Tufts University Alumni Association committees, including Homecoming and Special Constituencies.

Julie O'Connor

Title: Associate Director, Volunteer Management
Email: julie.o_connor@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-4583
Joined Tufts: 2003
Julie joined Tufts in March, 2003. Julie is responsible for developing and implementing programs that focus on the recruitment, training, recognition and retention of alumni volunteers. Prior to joining Tufts, Julie worked at the Gillette Company for several years in the areas of meeting management and in employee services.

Steven Plasse

Title: Staff Assistant, Alumni Relations & Travel-Learn Program
Email: steven.plasse@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3986
Joined Tufts: 2012
Steven joined Tufts in March of 2012 as the Staff Assistant to both Tim Brooks and Usha Sellers. His primary responsibilities are administrative support to the office of Alumni Relations and the Travel-Learn Program. He comes to Tufts after three years’ experience working in the Advancement division.

Gina Regonini

Title: Assistant Director, Shared Interest Groups
Email: gina.regonini@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-4135
Joined Tufts: 2013
Gina joined Tufts in September 2013. She works with Shared Interest Groups and affinity programming. Prior to joining Tufts, Gina worked in Student Affairs at Brandeis University and Boston University. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2002, and her master’s degree from Northeastern University in 2007.

Usha Nand Sellers, Ed.D., J57, G58

Title: Program Director, Travel-Learn Program
Email: usha.sellers@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-5323
Joined Tufts: 2000
Usha Sellers earned her B.A. and M.A. from Tufts University and her Ed.D. from Boston University. She joined the alumni relations staff after extensive experience in teaching, academic administration, and international programs. She is responsible for developing and managing the Tufts Travel-Learn Program.

Jaime Wendel

Title: Assistant Director, Regional Programs
Email: jaime.wendel@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-0442
Joined Tufts: 2014
Jaime joined the Office of Alumni Relations in March 2014 after spending the last two years at the Office of Alumni Relations at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Regional Programs Team in the Office of Alumni Relations, and now works with 20 alumni chapters throughout the country to engage alumni through a variety of programs and events. Jaime earned a BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Thomas Williams, A92

Title: Director, Outreach and Engagement
Email: thomas.williams@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3279
Joined Tufts: 1997
Tom collaborates with the Tufts University Alumni Association and the Outreach and Engagement Team to develop meaningful programming for alumni worldwide. This is done through Alumni Weekend, class reunion, shared interest groups, and regional programming. He is the direct liaison to the Tufts University Alumni Association committees for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. Tom is also an elected member of the Tufts Alumni Council.