NCA Staff

Executive Office
Shari Miles-Cohen
Executive Director

Contact Shari about:

  • Top-level leadership inquiries
Justin Danowski photo
Director of Membership and Governance

Contact Justin about:

  • Nominations for NCA Awards 
  • Nominations for NCA Leadership Positions 
  • General questions related to NCA governance and interest groups
Alexandria Tiano photo
Membership Associate

Contact Alexandria about:

  • Joining/renewing Individual and Department memberships
  • General questions about NCA member accounts and journal subscriptions
  • NCA student organizations
Academic and Professional Affairs
LaKesha Anderson photo
Director of Academic and Professional Affairs

Contact LaKesha about:

  • NCA Grant Opportunities
  • NCA Professional Development Events (Chairs’ Summer Institute, Doctoral Honors Seminar, Institute for Faculty Development, Mid-Career Scholars’ Writing Retreat)
  • LOCs
Caitlyn Reinauer photo
Assistant Director of Academic and Professional Affairs

Contact Caitlyn about:

  • Data About the Discipline
  • NCA Public Programs 
  • NCA Doctoral Program Guide
Convention and Meetings
Kristin Yednock photo
Director of Convention and Meetings

Contact Kristin about:

  • Convention Registration 
  • Convention Sponsorship, Exhibits, and Advertisements
  • Reserving Annual Convention reception or meeting space 
Will Eichhorn photo
Convention and Meetings Associate

Contact Will about:

  • NCA Graduate School Open House and NCA Job Fair
  • Volunteering at the Annual Convention
  • Direct general convention inquiries to
External Affairs and Publications
Wendy Fernando photo
Director of External Affairs and Publications

Contact Wendy about:

  • NCA journals or becoming a journal editor
  • Article reprint and logo permissions 
  • Spectra “Field Notes” submissions
Chelsea Bowes photo
Assistant Director of External Affairs and Publications

Contact Chelsea about:

  • Advertising in Spectra or on the NCA Career Center 
  • Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast
  • The NCA website
Grace Hebert photo
Content Development Specialist

Contact Grace about:

  • COMMNotes submissions (including Position Announcements) 
  • Submitting a news item to Spectra 
  • Press releases and media relations
Finance & Administration
Joseph Ritchie photo
Chief Financial Officer

Contact Joe about:

  • NCA’s fiscal year budget
  • Annual Audit
  • Tax form 990