The Parent & Family Leadership Council (PFLC) is a community of UD parents and families dedicated to maintaining the opportunities and prestige of the University of Delaware. The PFLC works together to increase parent involvement and raise vital dollars for the Parents Fund in support of the Division of Student Life.


PFLC members reside in regions around the country and represent all four undergraduate classes at UD. Members of the PFLC serve a one-year renewable term each year their student is enrolled as a current undergraduate at the University. A dedicated and active Council will help guide the work of the Division of Student Life and the Office of Parent & Family Giving and provide valuable feedback form the parent perspective.

The PFLC is overseen by the vice president of Student Life, Senior National Chairs and Junior National Chairs.

For more information, contact Tracy E. Smith.

PFLC Mission Statement

The mission of the PFLC is to build relationships with parents and families that lead to increased interest in financially supporting the University of Delaware. The work of the PFLC results in increased philanthropic support from a parent base that understands and identifies with the needs of UD.

Volunteers are themselves donors who serve as advocates of the University and focus their fundraising efforts on securing gifts of $2,500 or more to the Parents Fund. The PFLC works through the University Office of Development and Alumni Relations’ Office of Parent & Family Giving and is overseen by the vice president of Student Life.

Council Member Role Description

UD Parent and Family Leadership Council members will serve a one-year renewable term and will be asked to:


  • Make an annual leadership gift of $2,500 or more to the UD Parents Fund
  • Serve as a positive ambassador for the Parents Fund, the Division for Student Life and the University of Delaware
  • Consider a legacy gift of $50,000 or more in honor of their student's graduation
  • Educate fellow UD parents about the importance of supporting the Parents Fund

Parents and Family Leadership Council 

Senior National Chairs

Kelly D’Emilia, P21, P23
Rick D’Emilia, P21, P23


Junior National Chair

Eugene Petracca, P22



Claire Allen, P23
Geoffrey Allen, P23

Aimee Baylor, P21
Chris Baylor, P21

Brenna Berger, P22
Joseph Berger, P22

Jen Bono, BE97, P24
Brad Bono, AS91, P24

Shelley Boyce, P21
Daniel Boyce, P21

Rhonda Cates, P23
Tom Clifford, P23

Margaret Doherty, AS93, P24
Vincent Doherty, P24

Janice Dolan, P22, P23
Brian Dolan, BE87, P22, P23

Pam Fairchild, P22

Susan Amandi Garcia-Sarraff, P22
Jorge Garcia-Sarraff, P22

Robin Gordon, P22

Georgia Tsionas-Halakos, BE88, P21
Demitrios Halakos, P21

Marilyn Jacobsen, AS72, P24
Ray Jacobsen, AS71, P24

Kerri Kacmarcik, AS91, P19, P21, P24
Kaz Kacmarcik, BE91, P19, P21, P24

Deborah Lempert, P23
Stuart Lempert, P23

Sally Loessner, AS88, P22
Michael Loessner, P22

Laura Martin, P21
Robert Pritchard, P21

Amy Masters, P22
Wayne Van Nostrand, P22

Suzanne Morris, P15, P17, P22
Jim Morris, BE88, P15, P17, P22

Joe Nattans, P21

Pat Roszkowski, P10, P22
James Roszkowski, P10, P22

Jennifer Savarese, P23
Jason Savarese, P23

Wendy Sheetz, P21
Joseph Sheetz, P21

Jennifer Simpson, P22

Christine Wolf, AG92, P22
Peter Wolf, AS91, P22

Judd Wright, P22

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