Alumni Association Board

The SIPA Alumni Association is governed by a group of dedicated alumni volunteers, representing diverse years, programs, and disciplines.  Working closely with the Office of Alumni Affairs, board members play an active role in chairing committees and leading key alumni initiatives, engaging fellow alumni in volunteer and leadership roles, and actively participating in alumni events and other programming.  With valuable input from SIPA’s Dean, the board’s activities are closely aligned with the School’s mission and strategic priorities.

Current committees of the Alumni Association include Programs, Careers, Admissions Ambassadors, Alumni Awards, Reunion, and Nominating and Governance. The Alumni Association’s by-laws can be found here.

Learn more about getting involved as a member of the board or its committees here. Feel free to reach out to members of the board or the  Office of Alumni Affairs to learn more about getting involved.

Idalia Amaya MIA '09

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Reed Auerbach IF '81, MIA '82

Ex-officio, Representative of the Columbia University Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee

F. Bruce Cohen MPA '91

Chair, Alumni Awards Committee

Melissa Donohue MIA '93

Co-Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee

Charlotte Doyle MPA-ESP '20

MPA-ESP Program Representative

Habib Enayetullah MPA '91

Ex officio as Advisory Board Representative and Development Liaison

James Profestas MPA '14

Co-Chair, Admissions Ambassadors Committee

Kiara Reed MIA ’16

Ex-officio, CAA Representative

Peter Sang MPA '10

Co-Chair, Careers Committee

Clayton Shedd MPA '15

Co‐Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee

Maro Titus, MPA ’93

Co-Chair, Careers Committee

Pertshuhi Torosyan MPA '15

PEPM Representative

William Wechsler MPA '93

Co-Chair, Programs Committee