Board of Directors

The board of directors of the Duke Alumni Association comprises alumni who represent the general body of alumni and alumni from the graduate school and the schools of divinity, business, engineering, environment, health administration, law, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and public policy, as well as an alumni representative from the editorial advisory board of Duke Magazine.

Members are either nominated by other alumni or appointed by their individual graduate or professional schools. The business of the board is to keep apprised of and be advised on the programs and services offered by the university’s Office of Alumni Affairs.

Nominate alumni to serve on the Duke Alumni Association's Board of Directors.

Board members support the mission of the association – engaging, connecting, and celebrating alumni and friends of Duke University – by helping to guide the Office of Alumni Affairs, serving as formal and informal representatives of the university, and sharing their expertise to further DAA and university projects and programs.

The most successful candidates have made a sustained commitment to Duke over many years, contributing their time and effort as well as financial support. Other attributes that are helpful include creativity, leadership skills, and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively in both small and large groups.

We also seek candidates who will make our board more diverse so it will better represent the 150,000 Duke alumni across the country and around the world.

Learn more about board member roles and responsibilities.

The deadline to make nominations for the next round of appointments is February 1.

2015-16 Board of Directors

Shep Moyle
N. Shepard Moyle '84, P'15, P'17
Roanoke, IN

N. Shepard Moyle '84, P'15, P'17 is the owner and CEO of Shindigz, one of the world’s largest internet providers of party supplies, decorations, and favors serving the US and 55 countries worldwide offering over 35,000 items through 6 different e-commerce brands. Shindigz was proud to have been named the online party retailer of the year in 2008. Prior to Shindigz, he worked as a brand manager for Frito Lay inc for five years in Dallas, Texas and is the proud father of restaurant style Tostitos tortilla chips.

Shep has been active in the Young President’s Organization for over 18 years and served as the International Chairman of the Board in 2005-06 visiting over 80 countries in 270 nights on the road visiting YPO members and chapters. He also has served as Chairman of the Parkview Health System a regional health provider in northeast Indiana employing over 6,000 persons. He currently also serves on the board of Canterbury School and the Fort Wayne Country Club.

At Duke, he was elected student body president as a sophomore and graduated with an A.B. in political science and history. He then received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1986. He has remained active at Duke as a member of the Athletic Advisory Board, serving on the Fuqua school entrepreneurship innovation board, serving as alumni interviewer and serving on his 25th reunion committee.

He has three children, Madison, Chase, and Max who are all rabid blue devil fans. Shep’s wife Wendy is a native fan of the Indiana Hoosiers but has also become an honorary Blue Devil. They have just moved into their new home with their three dogs— Duke, Boomer and Bella—and look forward to more visits to Durham.

Jack Boyd, '85
Jack Boyd '85,
President Elect
New York, NY

Jack Boyd, '85, New York, NY, President-elect. Jack served as Co-Chair for his 20th, 25th and 30th Reunions. For his 30th Reunion, he also served as the Gift Planning Co-Chair. He has been Co-Chair of Duke Alums Engage NYC since its inception in 2009. Since 2011, he has been a member of the DukeNY Board and since 2010 he has served on the Duke Alumni Association Board of Directors. In 2014 he became a founding Board Member, Vice President and Secretary of the Life Serve Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization that is creating a residential tennis camp for underserved youth.

After graduating from Duke in 1985, Jack moved to South Carolina to work for Milliken & Company. He moved to New York in 1988 where he is currently Executive Vice President of Marketing & Product Development at Elastic Fabrics of America, a textile company that is headquartered in Greensboro, NC.


Sterly Wilder '83
Sterly Wilder '83
Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs
(919) 684-5114

Sterly Wilder ’83, of Durham, N.C., serves as secretary-treasurer of the DAA Board and is the associate vice president, Alumni Affairs, for Duke.

After graduation from Duke, Sterly went to work in Alumni and Development Records, researching lost alumni. In 1985, she began working with the Duke Annual Fund, where she ran the phonathon program, the young-alumni program, the 55th reunion gift drive, and the Parents' Fund (but not all at once!). She was promoted to director of the Annual Fund in 1991. In August of 2004, Sterly became executive director of Alumni Affairs, and in 2009, was promoted to Associate Vice President.

Duke is integral to Sterly's life, and she views her work as a way to give back to an institution that has done so much for her and her family. Her father, Pelham Wilder, retired in 2000 as a professor of chemistry and pharmacology after more than 50 years on the faculty. He also served more than 20 years as university marshal. Now Sterly is assistant university marshal.

She is also an academic advisor for first-year and sophomore students, has served on the Duke Club of the Triangle board, and volunteered for her fifth, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th reunions and as an Alumni Admissions interviewer. She has also served as President of the Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors and the Durham Academy Alumni Board and is currently a member of the Durham Academy Board of Trustees and the Board of the Council of Alumni Association Executives. She was actively involved with the Volunteer Center of Durham as a Board member and volunteer and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.

DAA Board Vice Presidents

Courtney Lorenz

Courtney E. Lorenz M.E.M. ‘06
Nicholas School of the Environment
Durham, NC

Joanne M. O'Connor

Joanne M. O'Connor '92
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

At Large Directors

Recent Graduate Representative

Bret Lesavoy ’15

Bret Lesavoy '15
Allentown, PA

Graduate and Professional Student Council Representatives

Sreeram Dhurjati E'16

Sreeram Dhurjati E'16
Durham, NC

Aziz Jawadwala E'15

Aziz Jawadwala E'15
Durham, NC

Duke Magazine Editorial Board Representative

Steven Petrow A.B.’78

Steven Petrow A.B.’78
Duke Magazine Editorial Board Representative
Hillsborough, NC

Professional School Representatives

Andrea Brownlee

Andrea Barnwell Brownlee A.M.'99, Ph.D.'01
Graduate School Representative
Smyrna, GA

Abby Williford

Abigail Williford Kocher ’00, M.Div.’06
Divinity School Representative
Morganton, NC

Kecia Paredes M.B.A. ’04

Kecia Paredes M.B.A. '04
Fuqua Duke School of Business

Susan Prosnitz

Susan M. Prosnitz J.D.'89
Law School Representative
Washington, D.C.

Mark Scroggs

Mark W. Scroggs M.D.’84, HS’88, HS’94, P’18
Medical School Representative
Chapel Hill, NC

William Senner

William B. Senner B.S.E.’06, M.E.M.’06
Pratt School of Engineering
Durham, NC

Jennifer Skeesick

Jennifer Moody Skeesick D.P.T. ’06
Grad. Program in Physical Therapy
Mountain Home, ID

Joan M. Stanley

Joan M. Stanley B.S.N.’71, P’07
Nursing School Representative
Davidsonville, MD

Sara Strunk A.B.’88

Sarah Strunk A.B.'88
Durham, NC
Sanford School of Public Policy

Faculty Representatives

Affinity Group Representatives/ Ex-officio Members

Roberta González Oyakawa B.S.E.'86

Roberta González Oyakawa B.S.E.'86
Dallas, TX
Chair Elect, DUHLAA 2013-15

Danielle Marie Squires '02

Danielle Marie Squires '02
Charlotte, NC 
President, DBA (Duke Black Alumni)

Fred Steckler '83

Fred Steckler '83
President, Duke LGBTQ Alumni Network
Washington, DC

Student Representatives

Honorary Members