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 2018-2019 Staff Liaison Grid.
Laurence grew up in South Florida and joined ZBT in 1998 at the Alpha Zeta (Florida) Chapter. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer of ZBT, he served as the executive vice president for the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce in addition to prior roles at ZBT including associate executive director and director of chapter affairs.
Laurence’s passion for ZBT dates back to his experience in his undergraduate chapter and life-changing opportunities that came along with it. His leadership experience at Florida inspired him to pursue a graduate degree with a focus in student affairs and higher education administration.
Prior to coming to work for ZBT in 2005 he spent time working at The University of Texas and California State University – San Marcos. When not working hard, Laurence enjoys exploring the world outside of the United States.
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 Consultant and then serving 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.
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.
Brother Goldberg grew up in South Florida and joined ZBT his freshman year in 2006 at the Beta Tau Colony at the University of Central Florida, later chartered as the Delta Iota Chapter. He held a leadership role with the Fraternity throughout time as an undergraduate, in roles including Secretary and Vice President. He often regards his experiences and education through ZBT to be as equally important to him as his college degree. Before joining the ZBT International Headquarters staff, he previously worked with Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys and several resorts in the Orlando, Florida, area with a focus on sales and guest services over the past seven years.
In his spare time, Brandon is a world traveler, enjoys running, cooking, playing guitar, spending time at the beach, watching UCF and Miami Dolphins football and Premier League Soccer, especially West Ham United.
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 Dworkin is a native of the Chicagoland area, and a graduate the Alpha Beta Chapter. During his time in college, he worked for Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), the Anti-Defamation League and Equality Pennsylvania. He was also involved with Hillel at Temple University and The David Project. He is located in Chicago, Illinois.
He loves traveling, spending time with family and friends and reading.
Brother Pawlan is a Chicago native who was the Founding President of the recolonization of the Delta Omicron Colony at the University of Tampa in 2011. Joey was very active in Greek Life during his collegiate career serving as President, Social Chair, Chartering Chair and Provost for his chapter and Vice President of Scholarship and President of IFC as well as leading a campuswide expansion that will double the amount of fraternities on campus.
In his free time, Joey enjoys traveling and the outdoors and is an avid Cubs fan. He enjoys connecting with other ZBTs and being part of the movement to help show how beneficial Greek Life can be across college campuses.
Brother Smith is a Long Island native who joined the Delta Omicron Colony at the University of Tampa as a freshman in 2013. During his time as an undergraduate he watched his fraternity transition from a colony to a chapter and served as the Recruitment Chairman, External Vice President and President. Brother Smith has attended Dover Days, the 2016 International Convention and the James E. Greer, Jr. Presidents Leadership Academy twice, as a participant and facilitator. He enjoys meeting brothers from other chapters and hearing about their ZBT experience. In his free time he loves skateboarding, shooting video, editing and being a New York Islander fan.
Brother Raskin hails from St. Louis, MO and was a founding father of the recently chartered Omega Chapter at the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou, Raskin served on numerous chair positions in Omega, interned at Mizzou Hillel, and was involved in the Communication Fraternity, Lambda Pi Eta. Raskin enjoys meeting brothers from around the country and learning about their traditions and what ZBT means to them. In his free time, he loves playing card games, traveling and rooting for Mizzou and the Kansas City Chiefs!
Brother Salmaggi, born and raised in Manhattan, is a founder of the Alpha Nu chapter at Muhlenberg College. He held the positions of Brotherhood Development Director, Recruitment Director, Provost, Alumni and Parent Relations Chairman, House Manager, Standards Board Justice, Ritual Chair and ultimately President. Brother Salmaggi also served in positions on Muhlenberg’s Interfraternity Council. In his free time, he enjoys making hot sauce, watching tv series and reading political theory.
Brother Scalia is a Long Island native who joined the Nu Chapter at The Ohio State University as a freshman in 2015. During his time as an undergraduate, he saw his chapter grow from 40 to more than 100 men. He served his chapter as a member of the Recruitment Committee, Treasurer and President. He was also involved with IFC and Hillel and Chabad at Ohio State. In his free time, Brother Scalia enjoys exercising, playing video games and going to concerts.
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.
Heather is originally from Ohio, where she obtained her degree from Miami University. At Miami, she worked in the Applied Research Center, where she developed an interest in higher education. After graduating, her interest continued, working in the areas of admissions, recruiting and career/student services. Outside of work, Heather enjoys visiting museums, and spending time with her husband and two boys.