Meet Our New Chapters & Membership Leaders
The Scholars Strategy Network is excited to announce six additions to our leadership team advising and overseeing SSN chapters and the membership process. Please join us in celebrating these outstanding individuals who will enable SSN to better support our chapters and members in informing policy and strengthening democracy.
New Directors of Chapter Development and Member Engagement
On the SSN national staff, we are thrilled to announce two new Directors. Pam Metz is joining SSN's management team as the new Director of Chapter Development. In this role, she supports SSN's nearly 40 regional chapters to build communities of publicly engaged scholars and inform local policy. Danielle Mulligan is SSN's new Director of Member Engagement. In this role, she is responsible for fostering an engaged and thriving network of scholars across the country.
SSN Chapter Advisory Council
As the SSN chapter network passes the ten-year mark, and the number of chapters quickly grows to nearly 40 groups nationwide, the SSN Board has decided to establish a new Chapter Advisory Council. This group, made up of four former and current chapter leaders, will support chapters and chapter leaders in a number of ways, including providing advice to leaders who want to workshop specific challenges, helping recruit new leaders, developing and advising on chapter award criteria, providing feedback on annual chapter work plans, and making recommendations about chapters program guidelines.
The inaugural Council members are Jim Curry (Utah chapter), Amy Fried (Maine chapter), Barbara Risman (Chicagoland chapter) and Deondra Rose (North Carolina chapter). Between them, they bring a variety of areas of expertise, experiences, and energies to better support SSN’s chapters. Council chair Amy Fried says:
“Helping chapters thrive and sharing information about what works well is critical to SSN’s current operations and future. We look forward to working with chapter leaders and SSN staff.”