Four committees have been formed to help accomplish the work of THRIVE! 

Professional Development and Networking

Identifies and promotes initiatives to support the development and advancement of women on campus through the development and/or promotion and sponsorship of programs, conferences, workshops, etc., and Identifies or creates professional networking opportunities for women on campus.

2019–2020 Committee Members

  • Lori Tinkey, Chair
  • Kara Primmer
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Lisa Yates
  • Joan McClendon
  • Natalie Stahl
  • Annalisa Tombelli
  • Gracie Gallagher


Develops and facilitates a program designed to provide mentoring opportunities for women on campus with the goal of enabling women to achieve their highest potential and enables knowledge and skill transfer to assist with retention and advancement of women on campus.

2019–2020 Committee Members

  • Diana Placzkowski, Chair
  • Sarah Chapman
  • Megan DePrimio
  • Tracy Fronk
  • Natalie Meyers
  • Molly Mueller
  • Kaitlyn Reeves
  • Patti Reinhardt
  • Lisa Matejka


Increases awareness and supports membership growth by communicating THRIVE! mission, goals, and activities to the campus community and promotes THRIVE! events and related opportunities to members.

2019–2020 Committee Members

  • Joanne Fahey, Chair
  • Heather Christensen
  • Karen Clay
  • Staci Stickovich
  • Elicia Dennis
  • Crystal DeJaegher
  • Nichole Rodriguez
  • Molly Mahoney
  • Ashley Van Avermaete


Provides opportunities for recreational, motivational, and instructive idea sessions with the intention of connecting women in the Notre Dame community and identifies or creates opportunities for women on campus to engage with one another socially and strengthen collegial bonds.

2019–2020 Committee Members

  • Lizzie Mikes Henningfeld, Chair
  • Carrie Gates
  • Heather Goralski
  • Brenda Harley
  • Pam Mullin
  • Patricia Sperry
  • Victoria Hommel
  • Alison Thigpen
  • Alison Lanski
  • Amelia Lutz


Thrive! ambassadors help welcome new members and coordinate events to further foster community and encourage networking among all Thrive! members. Ambassadors are self-nominated and can serve concurrently on other committees. 


More information about our committees is available in our bylaws