About Us


Staff support Horatio Alger Members in carrying out the important mission of the Association and in promoting the values of hard work, integrity and perseverance; the benefits stemming from free enterprise; and the importance of striving for the American Dream. Staff members administer programs for Members as well as more than 70 scholarship programs and services to enable Scholars and Alumni to succeed academically and professionally.


Office of the Executive Director

Terrence J. Giroux
Executive Director 

Constantine G. Katsarakis 
Associate Executive Director 


Membership Programs

Margaret Slipek
Senior Manager of Membership Programs

January Misero
Membership & Development Coordinator

Michael Alexander Roberts
Project Analyst


Finance & Administration

John Thornburg 
Chief Financial Officer

Joyce Alimusa
Accounting Manager

Debra J. Stancil
Manager of  Nominations & Administration 


Educational & Alumni Programs

Kristen R. Law
Senior Director of Educational & Alumni Programs

W. Aaron House
International Manager of Educational Programs & Services

Leah Zapata
Educational and Alumni Program Assistant

Katie Cordova
Data and Research Analyst

Evani Chavez
Scholar Services Coordinator

Melissa D’mello
Senior Scholar Services Coordinator

Kimberly Hawk
Scholar Services Coordinator

Kimberlee Koverman
Scholar Services Coordinator

Erica LaMarche
Scholar Services Coordinator

Donna Neeman
Scholar Services Coordinator

Traci Strunk
Scholar Services Coordinator


Events Management

William DeVizia
External Events Director

Robert Max Emma
External Events Director