WHO'S WHO IN THE SGA
The Executive Branch is headed by the Co-Presidents and the Chief of Staff and consists of the Executive Cabinet. Also included in the Executive Branch are the Class Officers, House Councils, and Governance Council Representatives.
The 2014-2015 Co-Presidents are:
Payton Shubrick '15 and John Milner '15
The 2013-2014 Executive Cabinet is:
Amanda Crowley '15, Chief of Staff
Jim Hamilton '15, Treasurer
Liv Paulo '18, Executive Secretary
Colby Baker '15 Co-Director of Academic Concerns
Colette Houssan '15, Director of Community Relations
Emily Breakell '17
, Director of Spirituality and Social Justice
Victoria Pennachio '17, Director of Environmental Concerns
Chris Campbell '15, Director of Diversity
Patrick Rielly '16, Director of Business Relations
Patrick Durgin '15, Director of Student Life
, Director of Health and Saftey
Nicole Morris '15, Co-Director of Programming
Cece Plaehn '16, Co-Director of Programming
Byron Udegbe '16, Co-Director of Student Athletics
Meagan Body '17, Co-Director of Student Athletics
Megan Izzo '17, Director of Communications
Chris Stathopoulos '15, Director of Dining and Auxiliary Services
Michelle Moreno-Silva, Director of Student Engagement
Makayla Humphrey '15, Internship Coordinator
My name is Payton Shubrick and I am from Springfield, MA home of the Basketball Hall of Fame. I am currently a senior with a declared major of political science and concentrations in Africana Studies and Peace/Conflict. When I am not busy running track for the school, I am supporting the Holy Cross campus as one of the SGA Co-Presidents. I love every aspect of my position as I am able to share my love of Holy Cross with others as I try to engage all students. Hopefully I will see you on the hill soon!
My name is John Milner, and I am a senior from St. Louis, Missouri. I am majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Biological Psychology, and I am in the Pre-Health Professions Program. As the SGA Co-Presidents, Payton and I intend to promote advocacy, communication, safety, and support on campus. We hope to further unify the student body and provide constructive conversation about issues on campus. We are looking forward to working with everyone to ensure that we have a great year!
My name's Amanda Crowley, I am from Peterborough, New Hampshire and this years SGA Chief of Staff. I'm a senior English major and German minor who loves to read and talk about books. When I'm not trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, I'm either working as a Captain in Kimball, or doing homework in Cool Beans. I'm am addicted to coffee, Snapchat and Scandal and hope to someday find a job where I get paid to travel. For the time being, stop by the SGA Office, Hogan 220, and say hey!
I am a senior Economics major from Easton, Massachusetts. As the Secretary of the Treasury (title pending) I manage the SGA budget for the current fiscal year. I work with our Coordinating Assistant Sandy Burke to ensure expenditures are correct and up to date. I am also an RA in Williams, and this is my third year working in the Office of Residence Life and Housing. I am also a Senior Interviewer, volunteering my time with the Admissions Office to interview prospective students for a spot in the Class of 2019. Besides these extracurriculars and the academics, I am currently re-watching "The Office" on Netflix and enjoy spending time with my friends.
I am a freshman at Holy Cross, and I'm currently undecided. This year, I'm very happy to be serving as the Executive Secretary in SGA. At Holy Cross I am also a member of the Women's Cross Country and Track teams, and I have my own radio show with WCHC. I am a lifelong friend of the Harry Potter books, a collector of quotes, and a music enthusiast.
Bio Coming Soon!
My name is Colette Houssan and I am a senior Chemistry major with a Pre-Health focus. I am commuter student from Millbury, MA. Using my personal connection and my love for the City of Worcester and its community, I serve on the SGA Cabinet as the Director of Community Relations, working to improve the involvement of the commuter students at Holy Cross and work closely with Student Affairs, Community and Government Relations Office, and the Off-Campus Liaison group to improve relations with our neighbors and have a successful year off-campus. My role in SGA ties in closely with my other community-based role as the Executive Director of Working for Worcester, a student-organized day of service that rebuilds recreational spaces to enhance growth and fun for the students of Worcester. In my free time, I enjoy painting, shopping, and exploring new places!
My name is Emily Breakell, I come from arguably the most non-existent, existing town in Connecticut, Harwinton. I am a sophomore mostly studying Political Science and Spanish but liberal arting whenever possible. I'm hyped to be the SGA Director of Spirituality and Social Justice, where I'm focusing on adequately acknowledging the religious diversity of students on campus. If I'm not SGAing, you can usually find me being a hooligan in Mulledy with my residents, singing with my acapella group, or listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson on various media platforms. Let me know your concerns related to spiritual life and social justice on campus, and of course, DFTBA (Don't Forget to Be Awesome).
My name is Victoria Pennacchio and I am a sophomore from Staten Island, New York. I am a Political Science major with the intention of minoring in Urban Studies. I hope to one day become an urban planner in a major city like New York or Boston. As SGA’s Director of Environmental Concerns, I promote sustainability and awareness on campus through our Green Room Certifications and heating campaign; one of my favorite aspects though is inspiring the Environmental Liaisons. This love for mentorship is why I became an Orientation Leader this past fall! I am a part of the Delilahs a cappella group on campus so one can always catch me singing—especially “Respect” by Aretha Franklin!
My name is Chris Campbell and I am a senior majoring in Religious Studies, with a concentration in Africana Studies. You may see me running around campus every day, but that's because I wear a lot of hats. I am the Head Resident Assistant for Loyola Hall, the Peer Mentor Assistant, a member of the Diversity Leadership Team and the SGA Director of Diversity. As the SGA Director of Diversity, I help to foster a diverse and inclusive community at Holy Cross. I also plan the Sunday Dinner Series and Unity Week. I absolutely love my position on cabinet because of my passion for diversity and building communities where everyone feels happy and comfortable.
My name is Patrick Rielly and I am a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania currently residing in the Mulledy Basement. On campus, I am a Tour-Guide, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Vice-President of the Worcester Student Government Association, Staff-Writer for the Sports Section of the Crusader and Director of Business Relations of the Holy Cross Student Government Association. In my role as Director of Business Relations, I oversee the Shuttle Services available for students on campus. Furthermore, I handle many of the logistical aspects behind Holy Cross Transportation, while helping aid other Cabinet members on their various initiatives. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and playing basketball.
I am a History and CompSci double major and is from Hanover, MA. and am the SGA Director of Student Life this year! After being involved in the Office of Residence Life and Housing for the past three years I wanted to bring my expertise of all things ResLife to cabinet this year and serve to make everyones residential lives just a little bit better. Aside from my role on SGA I am the Head Resident Assistant of Mulledy Hall, I sit on the History SAC and am going to be a Spring Break Immersion leader this year! In my free time (hah!) I like to binge watch shows like Arrested Development, pretend like I’m good at Settlers of Catan and spend excessive amounts of time on Hogan 1. If you have any suggestions to better your living experience on the hill shoot me an email and I’ll see what I can do!
Hi, I’m Tori. I am the SGA Director of Health and Safety. Aside from my SGA efforts, I am a senior English Major with a concentration in Creative Writing. When I’m not reading books, writing papers, or pretending to be some up-and-coming best-selling author, I spend my time interviewing prospective students, working out at the gym, and hanging out with my BFFS. Home for me is Middlefield, Connecticut where I reside with my parents, two brothers, dogs Lucy and Josie, and my cat Otis.
My name is Nicole Morris, and I am a senior from the great state of Wisconsin. I am an English major and Art History major here at HC! In addition to being the SGA co-director of programming, I am a tour guide on campus, as well as an Appa Leader for the Spring Break Immersion Program. As one of the directors of SGA programming, I help coordinate events and other activities that SGA plans for the student body, such as Fall Fest. I love being a member of SGA, and I hope this year's events will fun for the entire Holy Cross community!
I'm a junior Political Science major, Peace and Conflict Studies concentrator, Pre-Medical student! Clearly I have diverse interests; I like learning about the world and its people. I hope to apply my course of study to a career as a practicing physician in a global setting, but that's a long way off! At Holy Cross I keep busy with my involvement in SGA as Co-Director of Programming, planning social events for the campus as well as collaborating with other directors on events according to their initiatives. I also work in the Office of Student Involvement, where I get to know many members of other RSOs, as well as in the Chaplains' Office, where I coordinate the Escape, Manresa, and Spiritual Exercises retreats. Every few weeks when I have free time I like to binge-watch Grey's Anatomy or go off-campus for dinner with my friends. I spend most of my days somewhere on Hogan 2 so come talk to me about any of the above or anything you'd like to see brought to campus!
My name is Byron Udegbe and I am one of the SGA-Co Directors of Athletics. I am junior and majoring in Psychology, so of course I want to be a psychic when I grow up. Along with my Co-Director Meg Body, I work to advocate for all HC sports teams and student-athletes. Outside of SGA I enjoy playing rugby as part of the club team, planning Dance Marathon with the rest of the steering committee, and working in the Office of Student Involvement as their most valuable student-employee. I love getting to know new people so come find me at the Hart Center in the upper gym, we can get big together.
My name is Meaghan Body, and I am one of the Co-Directors of SGA Athletics. I am a sophomore Political Science major, with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. In addition to being involved with SGA, I am also a Fall Orientation Leader, a member of Mulledy House Council, an Escape Retreat Leader, and an Admissions Tour Guide. I also enjoy working in the Office of Student Involvement as a Project Manager. I genuinely enjoy working with various student leaders, professionals, and other members of the Executive Cabinet, and hope to pursue a career in Higher Education. Be sure to stop by the next Game of the Week!
I am a current sophomore from Raleigh, North Carolina, double majoring in English and political philosophy. As the SGA Director of Communications, I manage all SGA social media outlets, press releases, and campus-wide emails, and serve as liaison to the Office of Public Affairs and various campus publications. I also compose SGA materials for The Crusader, event advertisements, and presidential announcements. While not working with SGA, I enjoy traveling with the Holy Cross Moot Court team, tutoring in the Writer's Workshop (come visit!), giving campus tours, volunteering at Abby's House Emergency Shelter, and working further with the Crusader through my role as Chief Copy Editor
My name is Chris Stathopoulos and I study music and political science at school while also serving on the SGA as Director of Dining and Auxiliary Services. I hope to return to the city of Boston where I grew up and continue working at the Massachusetts State House while attending graduate school for business. When I'm not trying to pump up the pub, I am composing, producing, and performing music. Hope to see all of you at future SGA sponsored events!
Bio Coming Soon!
I am a senior studying political science and hope to one day work as a producer for a political news show. This year, I am serving on the Executive Cabinet as the Internship Coodinator. Outside of SGA, I am an Resident Assistant in Figge Hall and an intern at WCVB Channel 5 News. In my free time you will find me obsessively listening to 1989 by Taylor Swift, cooking recipes by Ina Garten or watching Alex Wagner on MSNBC.