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 2021–22

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2021-22 Thrive! officers and chairs
  • President: Kara Palmer
  • Vice President: Amelia Lutz
  • Secretary: Angie Appleby Purcell 
  • Treasurer: Kelly Courington
  • Communications Officer: Elicia Dennis

Committee Chairs for 2021–22

  • Communications: Elicia Dennis
  • Engagement: Kelly Donndelinger
  • Mentoring: Lindsey McIntyre
  • Professional Development & Networking: Kara Primmer

Advisory Board

  • Marianne Corr, Chair
  • Laura Carlson 
  • Missy Conboy 
  • Linda Costas 
  • Patricia Culligan 
  • Dolly Duffy 
  • Ann Firth 
  • Micki Kidder 
  • Linda Kroll 
  • Marie Lynn Miranda
  • Christine Maziar 
  • Sarah Mustillo 
  • Erin Oliver 
  • Heather Rakoczy Russell
  • Liz Rulli 
  • Maura Ryan 
  • Jody Sadler