About Us

Thrive Officers

Thrive! Inspiring ND Women is an employee resource group focused on increasing opportunities for women to be recruited, retained, and advanced as leaders at the University of Notre Dame. THRIVE! is committed to providing female employees with avenues of professional development, including programming, mentoring, networking opportunities, and outreach.

Membership is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators employed by the University.


The Thrive! bylaws offer more detail about the purpose, structure, and governance of this employee resource group.

Thrive Chair

Officers for 2018–19

  • President: Diana Placzkowski
  • Vice President: Kate Garry
  • Secretary: Sandra Garcia
  • Treasurer: Elizabeth Lankford
  • Communications: Joanne Fahey

Committee Chairs for 2018–19

  • Professional Development and Networking: Jessica Schiller
  • Mentoring: Sarah Chapman
  • Communications: Joanne Fahey
  • Engagement: Carrie Gates

Steering Committee

  • Chair: Marianne Corr
  • Matthew Blazejewski
  • Laura Carlson
  • Linda Costas
  • Dolly Duffy
  • Ann Firth
  • Mary Galvin
  • Erin Hoffmann Harding
  • Micki Kidder
  • Mark Kocovski
  • Linda Kroll
  • Muffet McGraw
  • Sarah Misener
  • Chris Maziar
  • Nell Newton
  • Liz Rulli
  • Heather Rakoczy Russell
  • Jody Sadler
  • Diane Walker