BSOS Alumni Network Board Members
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Alumni Network is a chartered organization of the Alumni Association, and works in partnership with both the College and the Alumni Association to advance alumni relations.
The board was established in February 2000 and is guided by the vision and leadership of the College dean and the Office of External Relations. Current members develop and implement plans to improve the involvement of alumni and friends in the life and mission of the College and also serve as liaisons to academic departments to advance alumni engagement.
For questions related to the BSOS Alumni Network, please contact Jenny Kilberg, Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
B.A. (GVPT) '88, Vice President, Global Field Marketing, Unisys
Stephanie Ambrose is vice president of Global Field Marketing and leads marketing strategy development and the deployment of integrated multi-channel communications programs. She is responsible for leading and working with diverse teams to define strategies and tactics to enhance Unisys’ presence and brand reputation, support client communications and outreach, and position Unisys’ portfolio and thought leadership in the federal market.
She joined the company in August 2011. Prior to Unisys, Ms. Ambrose was Vice President of Federal Civilian Business Development for Serco, North America. Prior to joining Serco, Ms. Ambrose was Vice President of Marketing and Communications for CGI Federal, a leading IT and business process services provider in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Ambrose also served as a Senior Vice President with EDS (now HP Enterprise Services) in their U.S. Government Solutions.
M.A.A (ANTH) '13, Assistant Director, Greenbelt Museum
Ennis Barbery Smith currently serves as the Assistant Director at the Greenbelt Museum in Greenbelt, Maryland. She relocated to the DC-Metropolitan area in 2016. Over the past several years, she has served as the Executive Director for the Museum of Chincoteague Island, a barrier island located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. She holds a Master of Applied Anthropology (MAA) degree and a Graduate Certificate of Museum Scholarship, both awarded by University of Maryland, College Park in 2013. She has experience in cultural heritage research, museum administration, and museum education. Her main research interests center on questions about how people give meaning to landscapes and how they share their experiences through oral history traditions.
Vice President, Alumni Programs
B.A. (PSYC) ’00, Public Health Analyst, HHS/HRSA
Ilana Cohen currently works at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). Prior to joining HRSA Ilana worked at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) where she worked on policy and regulatory matters with regard to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In 1998 she received a citation from the College Park Scholars Program in Science, Technology, and Society and in 2000 she graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Psychology. She earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2003. In 2014 she was appointed by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to the Montgomery County Commission on Health.
B.S. (GEOG) '01, Principal Cyber Security Analyst - U.S. Army Product Manager Information Warfare
Brandon Cole is a Principal Cyber Security Analyst with the U.S. Army. He is responsible for executing all principal level duties as Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for the Product Manager Information Warfare. Mr. Cole is also provides technical expertise for the areas of analysis, coordination, and implementation of Army, DoD and other Intelligence Community Information Assurance (IA) / Cyber Security (CS) policies. Previous Brandon was the Deputy Chief of Current Engineering Operations at The Boeing Company in the Defense, Space, and Security division. Mr. Cole also is a life member of the UMD Alumni.
B.S. (GEOG) '01, Data Integrity Group Manager, Pure Technologies
Rob Hayward is the Data Integrity Group Manager for Pure Technologies; a worldwide leader in pipeline inspection technologies and management programs. Mr. Hayward oversees the pipeline mapping and data management program that enables utilities to locate and repair pipeline defects. Over his career he has applied his expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in various applications, such as environmental services, emergency management and water/waste water utilities. He received his M.S. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College in 2009.
B.A. (Psychology) '09, Law Clerk, Department of Justice
Erinn D. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Philosophy from the University of Maryland (2009), Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania (2012) and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law (2013). During her Junior and Senior year at the University of Maryland, she worked as a Research Associate for Haskins Laboratories’ Adolescent Reading Project. While in law school, she was selected as a Frank J. Guarini Leaders in Government Service Scholar, was a student advocate in the Brennan Center for Justice Public Policy Advocacy Clinic, and interned at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, the Education Law Center and the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration. Upon graduating from law school, she began her legal career as a Fellow at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York, NY, where she focused on civil rights and poverty law. Ms. Martin currently practices in the United States Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch, which she joined in February 2015.
B.A. (HESP) '80, M.A. (HESP) '80 Clinical Assistant Professor, UMD
Dr. Sharon Palmer received her Bachelor and Master degrees at the University of Maryland and her Doctor of Audiology degree at the University of Florida. She was employed at The Kennedy Krieger Institute before joining the faculty at UMD’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences as a clinical instructor in audiology in 1987. She worked continuously at both the University of Maryland College Park campus and the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, with interests in hearing aids, tinnitus and pediatric audiology.
Vice President, Finance
B.A. (CCJS) '76 Founder and Principal, Law Resources, Inc
Lisa Parzow is a Founder and Principal of Law Resources, Inc. She has been a member of the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board since 2004 and served several terms as President. Ms. Parzow is a frequent volunteer at the UMD Career Center serving as an advisor, reviewing resumes and conducting mock interviews. She is also a member of the MCPS Educational Foundation, serves on the board of Operation Embrace and is an active participant in a variety of community-based organizations. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega national fraternity and is a Lifetime member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.
B.A. (PSYC) '02, Contracts and Compliance Manager, SEGURA Consulting LLCA
Staci Schweizer is a native of suburban Maryland and an '02 graduate of BSOS and the University of Maryland, with B.A. degrees in psychology and sociology. After leaving Maryland, Staci obtained her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law before returning to the area to live and work in DC as an attorney. Since returning to the area, Staci worked as an antitrust attorney at a firm in downtown DC. As her prior firm recently dissolved, she is currently exploring her legal career options. Staci remains an avid Terps fan and attends several football and basketball games a year.
Vice President, Administration
B.A. (CCJS) '10, Assistant State’s Attorney, Montgomery County
Rexanah P. Wyse is an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland serving as the Truancy Prevention Program Manager. The Truancy Prevention Program is an early intervention program with the mission to improve attendance of middle school children in Montgomery County Public schools by discovering the root causes of truancy and assisting students and their families with issues that impact attendance. Rexanah oversees the Program at more than 1/3 of Montgomery County’s middle schools, which serves over 200 families in a given school year. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Maryland with her Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Minor in Human Development. She earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore School Of Law with a concentration in Public Service in 2013. In 2016, she was reappointed to serve on the State Advisory Board to the Department of Juvenile Services by Governor Larry Hogan.