The Fraternity is fortunate to have well-qualified and passionate staff who serve in the best interests of our undergraduates and alumni. These staff members all have various responsibilities, but share the common characteristic of a passion for Zeta Beta Tau.
All staff can be reached by contacting the Indianapolis headquarters at (317) 334-1898 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The International President of the Fraternity can be reached at email@example.com.
To contact Zeta Beta Tau Foundation staff, click here. To contact National Permanent Endowment Fund staff, contact ZBT International Headquarters.
If you are a representative of a chapter or colony seeking your staff liaison, please review the 2019-2020 Staff Liaison Grid.
Libby is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Educational Studies in Family and Consumer Science Education and Indiana State University with a Master of Science degree in Student Affairs Administration. Prior to returning to Zeta Beta Tau, she was at Phi Kappa Sigma where she was named the first female executive director of a men’s fraternity. Libby has served as an Assistant Executive Director of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Director of Operations for Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Director of Greek Life at the University of Central Missouri and Director of Greek Life at Mount Union College.
Libby is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority where she has served as National Vice President of Programming and on the Alpha Epsilon Phi Foundation Board of Trustees as Secretary, a Director of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors Foundation, a lead facilitator for programs of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), member of the Fraternity and Sorority Assessment Coalition Project, volunteers for the Fraternity Executives Association and Circle of Sisterhood. Libby has been awarded the Riegelman-Jacobs Award for Outstanding Service to the Inferfraternal Community by Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, the Jack L. Anson Award for Interfraternity Excellence from Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors. Libby has achieved the professional credential of Certified Association Executive. Less than five percent of association executives hold this distinction.
In her spare time, Libby likes to travel, cook, enjoys the theatre and cheersfor the Mizzou Tigers!
Melissa Kish is graduate from Ball State University and member of Pi Beta Phi. After receiver her master’s degree, she worked professionally at the University of Alabama in Campus Recreation for over six years. While at Alabama, she was actively involved in volunteering for Pi Beta Phi and many other fraternal organizations.
After her time at Alabama, Melissa returned to her home state of Indiana and oversaw the Fraternity and Sorority Community, as well as Leadership programming at Indiana University for four and a half years. While at IU, Melissa volunteered with Zeta Beta Tau, most notably in Leadership School programming.
After Indiana, Melissa joined the team at the North American Interfraternity Conference as Director of Education and Leadership Development where she developed, delivered, and assessed educational programs for fraternity men across the country.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and reading.
She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. Shelley graduated from university with a degree in accounting and went on to receive her 4th Level Certified General Accountant. Prior to becoming Director of Finance at ZBT, Shelley had served as an accountant and assistant controller for 20 years. Shelley is excited to continue to share her experience and effectively apply it to the continued growth of ZBT.
Patsy has been on the ZBT staff since the international office moved to Indianapolis in 1995. She has enjoyed working for ZBT – especially talking to all the alumni and undergraduates. Patsy was born in Mexico, but was raised in the States since she was 9 months old, and has lived in Indiana most her life.
She has two daughters and a son-in-law. Patsy graduated from Ricks College (now known as BYU-Idaho) with a degree in office education. In her spare time she loves to read, do crafts, watch movies, but most of all she loves to hang out with her kids.
Brother Hoffman is a 2009 graduate from the Sigma Chapter at Tulane University. After receiving his degree he worked for ZBT International Headquarters as a Chapter Development Consultant then served for two years as the Director of Chapter Affairs.
After concluding those roles with ZBT, Hoffman pursued his master’s degree in Higher Education at Florida State University. After graduating from Florida State, he worked for two years as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Tampa. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, going to concerts and seeing movies.
Brother Rind graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a degree in Hospitality Management. He previously worked for ZBT from 2014 to 2017 as an Expansion Consultant, Assistant Director of Chapter Services and Assistant Director of Growth and Education. Rind left ZBT to pursue a Masters Degree in Higher Education from the University of Florida, which he graduated from in May 2019. Rind re-joined the ZBT staff following his graduation.
In his free time, Rind likes to read, play with his dog and explore the art of carpentry.
Risa is a Florida native and has a degree in Journalism from University of Texas at Austin where she is an alumna of Alpha Epsilon Phi. Risa is a seasoned news reporter. Most recently, she worked at NBC-2 in Naples, Florida. Before that, she worked at CBS-19 in Tyler, Texas.
When she’s not working, Risa loves to travel and try new restaurants. Risa is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nancy is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma from the University of North Texas. She held several officer positions while she was an undergraduate and currently serves in numerous local and national volunteer roles. After her time at UNT, she attended the George Mason University and worked as the Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life. In her most recent position, she served as the Assistant Director of Chapter Services for Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.
Outside of the professional world, Nancy loves to cook, take her dogs on walks and travel.
Christina Parle is originally from south of Kansas City, Missouri. She pursued her bachelor’s in criminal justice and political science at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) where she was initiated into the Delta Eta chapter of Sigma Kappa. Christina then attended Penn State where she earned her master’s in higher education with an emphasis in student affairs and began her journey in volunteering for Sigma Kappa.
Prior to joining the Zeta Beta Tau team, Christina was the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Kansas. Before her time at KU, she served as the Assistant Director of Greek Student Engagement and Development at Western Carolina University.
In her free time, you will find Christina singing to Hamilton, watching Grey’s Anatomy, or spending time with friends, family, or her dog, Nugget.
“ZBT strikes the perfect balance of creating space for a community that has long been marginalized while allowing all men of good character, regardless of their social identities, an opportunity to pursue fraternity life. I am excited to be a part of a team focused on bringing the values of fraternity and higher education into alignment,” Parle said.
Some of Parle’s duties at ZBT include supervising the conduct process, innovative programmatic and leadership opportunities, brotherhood educational experiences and select training and networking opportunities for brothers, chapters, and volunteers.
Sheri is from New Jersey and a sister of the Rho Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi at The Ohio State University. Since graduating in 2006, Sheri spent a year in Israel with OTZMA where she volunteered in small development towns and lived on a kibbutz. Since returning to America, Sheri has worked at various Jewish organizations, ranging from schools to Hillels to camps.
In 2012, Sheri obtained a master’s degree in Jewish communal service and non-profit management from Gratz College where she served as Treasurer and President of the student governing board. Most recently, Sheri worked for BBYO in Nashville as the Cotton States Regional Director and for JCC Camp Davis as the Assistant Director. Sheri is extremely dedicated about helping young people find their passion in the Jewish community and community service.
When Sheri is not working, she enjoys cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, spending time with friends and family, volunteering and watching reality TV.
Brother Langohr is from Northern Illinois and graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Iowa in 2019. During his time with the Eta Tau chapter at Iowa, he served as Risk Manager, Communication Director, and President. Langohr has aspirations of pursuing a career in law enforcement. In his free time he enjoys reading, working out, and being outdoors.
Brother Taylor is a Southern California native and graduated with a degree in Psychology and Brain Sciences from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2019. During his time with the Gamma Xi chapter at UCSB, he served as Philanthropy Chair, Recruitment Director and President. He was awarded the Maine-Heffer Award for Most Outstanding President in 2018. Cody aspires to one day become a Criminal Justice Attorney. He enjoys swimming and surfing.
A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Johanna graduated from Purdue University earning a BS degree in Management with a Marketing concentration. Upon starting her family and becoming a stay-at-home mom, Johanna decided to enroll at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis to obtain her Indiana teaching license for secondary mathematics education. She then taught for 16 years at the middle school level. Deciding she needed a new challenge, Johanna left the classroom and brings her teaching skills, organization and attention to details to ZBT.
When trying to relax, Johanna enjoys gardening, paper crafts, reading, and her husband, four children, and the world’s cutest grandchildren.
Taylor is originally from Indiana, where she obtained her degree in Education from Indiana University. While at Indiana University, Taylor participated the in the Cultural Immersion Program- American Indian Reservation Project and completed her student teaching on the Navajo Reservation. During this time, Taylor developed an interest in higher education and service. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys volunteering with Soul Dog Rescue out of Denver, hiking with her own pups and running.