About Us

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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. 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.

Officers for 2022–23

  • President: Kara Palmer
  • Vice President: Amelia Lutz
  • Secretary: Kara Primmer
  • Treasurer: Kelly Courington

Committee Chairs for 2022–23

2022-2023 Thrive Board and Committee Chairs
  • Communications: Christina Clark
  • Engagement: Laura Mortlock-McMinn
  • Mentoring: Lindsey McIntyre
  • Professional Development & Networking: Brittani Stutsman

Advisory Board

  • Marianne Corr, Chair
  • Heather Christophersen
  • Missy Conboy 
  • Patricia Culligan 
  • Dolly Duffy 
  • Ann Firth 
  • Micki Kidder
  • Jane Livingston
  • Christine Maziar 
  • Sarah Mustillo 
  • Erin Oliver 
  • Heather Rakoczy Russell
  • Liz Rulli 
  • Maura Ryan 
  • Jody Sadler
  • Linda Kroll