Chicago, Ill., November 14, 2016 – Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. has appointed and transitioned two new members to the National Board of Directors (NBOD) last month. These two new members will serve as the Recording Secretary and National Historian.
Joining the NBOD are Noemi Roman of DePaul University, Epsilon Chapter, and Flor Carabez of Northern Illinois University, Theta Chapter. “I am beyond thrilled to work with these ladies and welcome them to the NBOD. I am also excited to see our organization have a complete board for this fiscal year” states Irma Amparo Ortiz, National President.
Noemi Roman, the new Recording Secretary, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies. She currently works for a federally funded program called GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) at Roosevelt High School and Clemente High School. As Recording Secretary, her goal is to assist with communication protocols within the sorority.
Flor Carabez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement, and currently works in the Student Financial Services department in Columbia College Chicago. As National Historian, she plans to unite sisters among innovative historical projects and create a platform to commemorate sisters’ triumphs in the organization.
Both Roman and Carabez’s leadership and motivation will add great value alongside the rest of the NBOD. With two new board members, the National Board of Directors is comprised of thirteen women.
The 2016 National Board of Directors is listed below:
Irma Amparo Ortiz, National President
Andrea Elizabeth Keller, National Vice President
Laura Soria, Financial Director
Noemi Roman, Recording Secretary
Kathy Portillo, Academic Director
Jennifer Baquedano, Director of Alumnae Affairs
Reina Salcedo, Director of Undergraduate Affairs
Priscilla Marrero, Expansion Director
Tania Figueroa, Philanthropic Director
Cynthia Gonzalez, Marketing Director
Valerie Vargas, Membership Intake Director
Maria Amador, Program Director
Flor Carabez, Historian
About Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Phi Omega) is a Latina-oriented organization founded on the campus of Indiana University April 17, 1991. Gamma Phi Omega strives to unite sisters in the principles of achieving academic excellence, serving the communities in which we live and learn, preserving the sacred bond of sisterhood among women, and uplifting and advancing a cultural awareness among Latinos and those in our global communities. Gamma Phi Omega is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion in order to attain and maintain excellence within our sisterhood providing women an equal opportunity without regard to race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status or disability. Gamma Phi Omega is a proud member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations.