Alumni Board- The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greater New York

Alumni Board

From the greatest school to the greatest city, our mission is to support the social, charitable and professional goals of The Ohio State University family in the New York City Metropolitan Area, alumni and friends alike.

The deep sense of community felt at OSU is second to none, and we’ve brought that to the Big Apple with us. Throughout the year we come together for game watches, networking, intramural sports, community service and fundraising. No matter what your interest, there is something for everyone, so if you’re seeking a way to lend your talents, get involved, and strengthen our club, consider becoming a board member today! Email us at and let us know how you'd like to contribute to the board!

Executive Board:

President: responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying out responsibilities associated with your role as the club's chief

executive officer.

Ryan Monell



Graduation Year: 2010

Degree: Political Science

Current Industry: Politics

Interests/Hobbies: Running, Politics and Ohio State Football

Favorite OSU Tradition: Carmen Ohio


Vice President/Secretary: Assists the president and other officers with their duties, serves as president when she/he is

prevented from carrying out the duties of his/her office for various reasons. Also will ensure meetings are effectively organized

and minuted. Maintaining effective records and administration.

Kristin Kolatalo


Graduation Year: 2006

Degree: B.S.B.A Fisher College of Business; Marketing, Transportation and Logistics

Current Industry: E-Commerce Manager

Interests/Hobbies: Trying new things in NYC and volunteering at soup kitchens

Favorite OSU Tradition: Script Ohio and dotting the "i"


Treasurer: responsible for control of the club's money, it's collection, and disbursement. The treasurer is responsible for

keeping accurate books that will enable him/her to give a full financial report whenever requested.

Hanna Gebremedhin


Graduation Year: 2010

Degree:  B.A. International Studies, World Economy and Business

Current Industry: Investment Finance

Interests/Hobbies: GoT, Mentoring kids through the iMentoring program, reading

Favorite OSU Tradition: Watching OSU football with friends while enjoying Buckeyes!  


Compliance Officer:  responsibilities include working with Treasurer in ensuring the board complies with it's

outside regulatory requirements and internal policies.


Fundraising Chair:  responsible for all fundraising efforts, including coordinating with the board to provide a good outcome to

each fundraising event. They are responsible for keeping record of the money and transferring it to the treasurer for

appropriate deposit.


Game Watch Chair -  responsible for ensuring all game watches are successful, devising schedules to staff gamedays, coordinating with venues and

outreach to club members.

Michael Ross

Graduation Year: 2007

Degree: B.S.B.A Fisher College of Business; Logistics Management and Operations Management



Networking Chair  - along with working to ensure game watches are successful, will act as the chief engagement officer for the organization, to

create and foster relationships with other organizations and individuals to further our goals as a club.


Social Chair -  along with working to ensure game watches are successful, will be responsible for creating and providing all social

functions that are held, while keeping in contact with all other officers to incorporate the potential alumni both in and out of

NYC. They also need to remain in contact with Columbus to coordinate call outs and events to promote the organization.



Advancement Chair   - the advancement chair is responsible for setting goals and defining the mission of the club through

volunteerism, scholarship and community engagement. The advancement chair will oversee the scholarship programming and

execute the process to award club scholarships to current and future students.

        James Walton 


Graduation Year: 2008, 2012

Degree: B.A. Middle Childhood Education. MBA Commercialization and Strategy

Current Industry: Higher Education

Interests/Hobbies: Adventures in Arts and Culture in NYC, hiking, boating, and exploring the wilderness beyond

Favorite OSU Tradition: With the hustle of NYC you forget about some of your college years -but nobody ever forgets The Game! 

Volunteerism Chair - responsible for identifying volunteer opportunities, planning and outreach to club members to ensure successful events.

Allie Roda


Graduation Year: 2014 

Degree: Triple Major in Strategic Communication, Business Marketing, and Spanish.

Current Industry: Marketing in the adtech industry

Favorite OSU Tradition: Singing the first verse of "Carmen Ohio" at the end of a home football game

Volunteerism Committee Member-

Melanie Rose  


Gradution Year: 2016

Degree: B.S. Ed. Sport Industry

Current Industry: Sports

Interests/Hobbies: Riding Bikes in Central Park, watching/attending any and every Sporting event, touring the city for the best Guacamole

Favorite OSU Tradition: Storming the field after beating Michigan


Communications Chair - responsible for managing and directing the clubs internal and external communications.

Adrianne Varwig

Graduation Year: 2008

Degree: Theatre


Social Media Chair - will manage the Facebook account and any other social media.

         Heidi Liou


       Graduation Year: 2015

       Degree: Fashion and Retail Studies

       Current Industry: Retail

       Interests/Hobbies: Calligraphy, Product Development, Synchronized Swimming

       Favorite OSU Tradition: Synchronized Swimming at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion!

Website Chair - will work to keep the website updated and timely.

Melissa Danus


Graduation Year: 2008

Degree: B.S.B.A Fisher College of Business; Marketing, Logistics and Transportation

Current Industry: Retail E-Commerce Merchandising

Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, all things arts and crafts

Favorite OSU Tradition: Mirror Lake!