House Corporation Board

The Omega Chapter House at 2005 University Avenue is fully owned by all members of the Omega Chapter, current and alumna, who are members in good standing.  These women become members of the Alpha Phi Building Association upon payment of their House Bond fees, paid during their first year of membership in the active Omega Chapter.

The Alpha Phi Building Association is run by the House Corporation Board (HCB), which includes current and alumna members of Alpha Phi—typically Omega Chapter members.  The alumna House Corporation Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association, held during the month of April of every year at the Omega Chapter House.  The duties of the House Board are to ensure the integrity, care & maintenance, repairs, and ongoing competitiveness of the Omega Chapter facility.  If you are interested in serving on the HCB, please fill out an application or reach out to us via email.

Meetings of the HCB are held throughout the year at 2005 University and are open to members of the Corporation.  If you’d like to attend one of the meetings, please email us for the dates. To receive a copy of approved meeting minutes from any meeting, do not hesitate to send a request.

The members of Alpha Phi and the HCB love to share what’s new at the Chapter House with anyone in town for a visit. Anytime you are in Austin, just ring the bell and we’ll be happy to show you around! (At this time, for everyone’s safety, the House is open only to resident women and staff.) You can also stay up to date on what’s going on at Omega through our Facebook group and Instagram gallery. It’s a great place for former members to stay in touch with each other, and learn more about what is happening with the chapter and the house.

Meet the 2020 – 2021 House Corporation Board!


President: Renee Tucei  is a 1977 UT grad and currently has served as HCB President since July 2019.  She also served as Chair of the Centennial Committee. Renee retired from Citigroup as a Managing Director in June 2016 after a 38 year career in Finance and Accounting, principally in the financial services industry. Renee completed a 4-year term as Treasurer of the Association of Junior Leagues International in 2019 and currently serves as Vice Chair of The Royal Oak Foundation and is a member of the Audit Committee of the National Women’s History Museum. She previously served in a number of leadership roles, including as President, of the Junior League of San Francisco. She loves to travel, having visited all 50 states and 121 countries (and counting). She and her husband Alan have been married for over 40 years and have four grown children and five grandchildren. Renee lives in Canyon Lake.

Vice President: Kimberly Hart is an Omega alum, pledging Alpha Phi in 2005. While a collegiate Kimberly served various leadership roles, including New Member Educator her senior year. After graduating from UT, Kimberly moved to Los Angeles and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where she studied Footwear Design. Being a true Texan, Kimberly moved back to Texas in 2012 to be closer to her friends and family. Kimberly has served as the New Member Education and Programming Adviser for Omega for the many years and HCB Vice President for five years. Currently Kimberly is a Senior Placement Manager for a household staffing company called Mom. Best Friend in Austin, Texas.

Treasurer: Lisa Malesky is a 1987 UT Grad, as well as an Omega. Lisa is Stacey Daniel’s sister-in-law and one of our current houseboy’s (Travis) mom. Lisa’s background is in finance as the current Chief Risk Officer at Capitol Credit Union. She has volunteered in a variety of ways through work, her church and her children’s school. She has experience planning and implementing events with fundraising in mind. Lisa currently serves as Treasurer of the HCB.

Treasurer: Kristina Eckerling is an Omega and graduated in 2007. During her time as an Omega, she was the Director of Internal Social Events and VP of Chapter Campus Relations. Kristina currently works from home part-time. She has two little ones that are now at an age where she has time to volunteer. Kristina is very excited to have joined the HCB and to be able to give back to Alpha Phi. She has a finance background and works with Lisa Malesky in the Treasurer function.

Secretary: Maria Haskell grew up as an Air Force Brat; she went to seven different schools from Kindergarten until the 6 grade.  Maria has lived in Austin since 1979, except for seven years when she lived in Seattle and Dallas.   Maria lives outside of Austin, in Briarcliff, and Willie Nelson is her neighbor.  She has a 22 year old bonus son, Jaeden, who attends Sul Ross University in Alpine Texas, and a wonderful husband, William, who works for Honeywell as their Site Technology Director.  Her younger sister, Rita, is also an Omega.   Maria loves watching all sports, especially football, enjoys listening to 80s music, and speaks Italian fluently.  She has been secretary for Omega House Board for the last two years.

Returning Board Members

Holland Bass graduated from UT in 2015. During her time at UT, Holland served as Director of Formal Recruitment and VP of Membership Recruitment. She currently works for Kendra Scott as a Visual Merchandiser, where she gets to travel the country to open their retail stores. She loves living in Austin and attending UT football games!

Genevieve “Vivvi” Britton graduated from Washington State (Beta Rho) in 2007, where she was her chapter’s as New Member Educator. After graduating, she went on to earn a Master’s degree from Central European University in International Relations. Today, Vivvi lives in Central Austin and works for a marketing firm specializing in trade media for healthcare and medical device companies.  Along with serving on the Omega HCB, she is an active member of the Austin Area Alpha Phi Alumnae, Women Communicators of Austin, and German-Texas Heritage Society. She enjoys traveling, working on home projects with her husband, and oversharing Instagram photos of her German Shepherd, Inga (#ingatheindifferent).

Margaret Frain-Wallace graduated from UT in 1995. She is the mom of three active children and works full-time for the Texas Legislature as Chief of Staff to State Rep. Roland Gutierrez. She always wanted to be an Alpha Phi to follow in the footsteps of her sister Mary, a member of the Omega Chapter. After years of volunteering for both the Austin and Houston Junior Leagues coupled with various committees at her children’s school, Margaret thought it would be good to give back to the Omega Chapter for all the wonderful memories she made there while attending the University of Texas. While she enjoys her work with the Legislature and Texas politics, Margaret truly loves raising her children and giving back to the community. Although there is no time for running marathons anymore, Margaret loves to read, swim, take the occasional run and spend time with her family and friends.

Alicia Garza is an Omega alum, pledging in the fall of 1990. She graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. Currently Alicia lives in Houston where she works as a healthcare product manager for McKesson Corporation.

Sam LaRue Gerdes is a 2008 Texas graduate and Omega alum. She received her law degree from Loyola New Orleans in 2012 where she also served as President of the Texas Exes New Orleans Chapter.  Sam has been a member of the Alpha Phi House Board since 2014, and was Vice President from 2014-2015, then President from 2015-2017.  Sam is also an active member of the Junior League of Washington and currently splits her time between Washington, D.C. and Austin, where she is General Counsel for LaRue Tactical.

Bonnie McCarty is an Omega alum by graduating from Texas in 2005. During her collegiate years, she was the Chaplain and VP of Chapter Campus Relations. Bonnie lives in Austin with her college sweetheart and has two little girls, hopefully future Alpha Phis! She is serving on her second year on the HCB and happy to be able to give back to Alpha Phi.

Lynette Osborne is from Washington D.C., but pledged as an alum from Purdue (Delta Mu Chapter) in 2007. Lynette is a member of the Austin Alum group and has held many Alpha Phi Advisor roles since she was initiated. Currently Lynette is a professor at UT.

Morgan Semple is a 2016 University of Texas graduate and an Omega alumna.  As a collegiate, Morgan served as Director of Formal Recruitment and Vice President of Membership Recruitment.  Currently, Morgan is a New Business Manger as GSD&M and lives downtown with her sweet and energetic Pomeranian puppy!

Terry Williams is an Alpha Phi alum, graduating from The University of Texas in 1979.  Terry has been married for almost 40 years and has two children and two grandchildren.  Currently, Terry is a House Director for Texas Rho, and absolutely loves it!

New Board Members

Ashley Jennings (Alpha Phi pledge class 2007) is an award-winning media producer, entrepreneur and Managing Director of the Texas Innovation Center here at the University of Texas. She works with students, faculty and researchers across campus to help commercialize big ideas and discoveries into companies for the marketplace.  Ashley comes from a corporate network news world, where she was a trained field journalist in Manhattan, covering some of the most high-profile news stories of the last decade, including Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon Bombings and the 2012 Presidential Election.  Prior to her recent roles at UT, Ashley co-founded Texas’ first non-profit technology accelerator for women and ethnically diverse tech founders; aimed at increasing diversity in the tech industry.  She also co-owns a video production agency, where she shares her love for storytelling with startups from across the country.

Amy Kelly is a resident of the North side of Austin since graduating from UT in 95/96 with degrees in English and Computer Science. She as worked in web design, project management, real estate and currently bookkeeping for her husband’s company. She is very excited to have both of her kids at UT Austin this fall (Jacqi is a sophomore MechE major and Xander will be a Geology major). Amy serves as committee chair for the Brushy Creek MUD Parks and Recreation Committee and also of her community’s Architectural Control Committee. She enjoys traveling with her family and enjoying all that Austin has to offer.

Maria Serrano is an Omega alum who attended The University of Texas from 2015 to 2018, obtaining her Bachelor of Science in public relations with a minor in business. During her time at UT, Maria rushed Alpha Phi in the spring of 2015 and served as Rush Chair and then was elected to the Executive Council as Panhellenic Delegate. As Panhellenic Delegate, Maria represented Alpha Phi’s viewpoint at all Panhellenic Council meetings, built cohesive relationships with entire Panhellenic and Greek communities, and relayed all Panhellenic information, due dates, and upcoming events to the Executive Council and Omega chapter. She also lived at the Alpha Phi house her junior and senior years, and loved every minute of it! Currently, she works as an account executive for a public relations agency, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she provides day-to-day account support for a diverse set of clients including Deloitte, Ford Motor Company, and Spotify. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, coffee dates, time with her family, mentoring students and watching The Office. On the weekends you can most likely find her shopping at Trader Joe’s!

Chapter Representatives

Chapter Advisor: Britney Sauer pledged the Omega chapter of Alpha Phi in the Spring of 2008 and graduated from the University of Texas in December of 2010. While her time on the 40 acres as an undergraduate student was short, she continued her involvement with Alpha Phi on the House Corporation Board for five years and then as the Omega Recruitment Advisor for two years. In this time she completed a masters degree at the University of Texas. Britney now serves as the Chapter Advisor for Omega, sits on the House Corporation Board as a chapter representative, and works full time for the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Jaci (Jacqueline) Johnson, Chapter President 

Maya Ditges, Director of Chapter Facilities

House Director:  Shyrl-Ann Hunt

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