INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL'S ROLE

The founding of Alpha Pi Phi's International Council (ICAPP) is a tribute to the hard work and success of all our sisters in each of our Chapters and Colonies. The need for a governing body to oversee our challenges and accomplishments proves that Alpha Pi Phi is continuing to grow strong and rapidly. As one of the fastest growing Canadian sororities in North America, the International Council will continue to be able to establish and organize our expanding network.

The International Council will ensure our Sorority's standards are upheld and promote our motto of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship. In addition, the International Council is in charge of planning the annual Alpha Pi Phi International Conference, at which time sisters from all Chapters are encouraged to come together to discuss ideas to improve our sisterhood.

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL 2020/2021

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JESSICA KEARNEY

International President 

(1st Councillor)

Chapter: Beta
Initiation: Fall 2015, Iota Class
Pronouns: She/Her

Welcome! 

 

I'm Jessica, the International President and a sister of Alpha Pi Phi since 2014, and a founding sister from our Epsilon Chapter. I feel so honoured to be a part of the international council and a sisterhood which is constantly encouraging our sisters to be the best versions of ourselves. This year myself and the ICAPP team are working toward ensuring all our sisters feel heard, loved and respected; through events, meetings, learning and document changes. Throughout this year I want to hear from you for ways in which you believe this sisterhood can continue to improve and grow. 

 

Phi Love

SAM JEAN

International Treasurer (2nd Councillor)

Chapter: Theta

Initiation: Spring 2017, Gamma Class

Pronouns: She/Her

Sam Jean (she/her) is a feminist and vegan activists based in the Boston area. Sam currently works as a trauma counselor supporting survivors and actively working towards anti-racist and trauma informed practices in all that she does. Sam is very excited to be serving as Treasurer this year, and hopes to ensure transparency about ICAPP’s finances and increasing funding for DEI & scholarship programs within APP!

TIFFANY HELMER

International Secretary (3rd Councillor)

Chapter: Kappa

Initiation: Winter 2017, Alpha Class

Pronouns: She/Her

Hey everyone! My name is Tiffany Helmer and I am a sister from Kappa Chapter. I was initiated in December of 2017 and in that time I have grown and flourished into roles of leadership within my chapter. I am so excited to be Treasurer and Keeper of the Ritual for 2021-22 and furthering my journey within this organization. I completed my HBa in English and Gender/Women’s Studies this spring (2021) and I will be entering my first year of my BEd program in the fall. I aim to be an international I/S or adult teacher in the english field and to one day live somewhere in Europe; When we aren’t in crazy pandemics, I adore travelling and learning about new cultures. I currently live in Thunder Bay but I am from a small town called Cornwall in Southern Ontario! Lastly, I think it is important to note that I am a huge mental health advocate and I am currently on my own mental health journey trying to understand my own brain, so if you ever need someone to chat to I’m only a quick message away!

SOLANGE VALVERDE

Vice President of Expansion and Development (4th Councillor)

Chapter: Eta

Initiation: Winter 2017, Eta Class

Pronouns: She/Her

Joining APP was one of the best decisions I've made during my university undergrad. I found my home away from home. As VP of Sorority Development and Expansion, I hope to bring that feeling to different universities, so we can welcome more girls to our family.

POSITION VACANT

International Vice President of Chapter Standards & Risk Management 

(5th Councillor)

JENN CANIZARO

International Vice President of Alumnae Relations (6th Councillor)

Chapter: Lambda

Initiation: Fall 2020, Alpha Class

Pronouns: She/Her

I'm a fresh graduate and alumnae sister from Ontario Tech University (Lambda Chapter) and I'm serving as ICAPP's Vice President of Alumnae Relations. I really enjoy meeting new people and learning about their experiences, as they often introduce new facets to consider and may challenge my perspective of the world. Though it has been predominantly virtual, my experience with APP has introduced me to so many wonderful sisters and I’m excited to organize a variety of ways for our alumnae sisters to connect regardless of where life has taken them post-graduation. My primary goal by stepping into this role is to create opportunities for sisters seeking to chat, network, and—most importantly—have fun with sisters from all chapters. I have approximate knowledge of many things and I love to share whatever wisdom I have with those that seek it.

EMMA COLSON

International Vice President of Public Relations and External Affairs (7th Councillor)

Chapter: Gamma

Initiation: Fall 2020, Alpha Class

Pronouns: She/Her

In my first year at Queen's I felt feelings of isolation and confusion as I navigated living alone for the first time. Discovering Alpha Pi Phi was the family that I needed to through first year and my entire university career. What I didn't expect was the growth I saw within myself through my years as an active. I sat on my chapter's exec council as Membership Development Officer and as President. Being a sister of APP has become part of my identity and I am so excited to be able to continue my journey as an alumni member. This year I strive to increase communication between ICAPP and chapters and to create meaningful content that will inspire our chapters to cultivate spaces where all sisters can have the same experience I did. 

CATHERINE TRAN

International Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (8th Councillor)

Chapter: Iota

Initiation: Summer 2016, Founding Sister

Pronouns: She/Her

As the International Diversity and Inclusion Chair, I act as the head of the International Diversity and Inclusion Committee. It is my responsibility to ensure that the Committee is working in a positive direction and to act as the leader and organizer for delegating responsibilities and developing programming. I'm so excited to be the first sister to hold this new role and developing how Alpha Pi Phi incorporates inclusivity in aspects of our organization.

BETHANY BODNER

Electoral Officer (9th Councillor)

Chapter: Kappa

Initiation: Fall 2018, Beta Class

Pronouns: She/They

Hey everyone, I’m Bethany and I am very excited to be stepping into the position of Electoral Officer this year. I was initiated into the Kappa Chapter back in 2018. I am currently working on my Honours Bachelor of Social Work with a Concentration in Women and Gender Studies at Lakehead in Thunder Bay. I can’t wait to see what this year brings.

TIFFANY HELMER

International Keeper of the Ritual

Chapter: Kappa

Initiation: Winter 2017, Alpha Class

Pronouns: She/Her

Hey everyone! My name is Tiffany Helmer and I am a sister from Kappa Chapter. I was initiated in December of 2017 and in that time I have grown and flourished into roles of leadership within my chapter. I am so excited to be Treasurer and Keeper of the Ritual for 2021-22 and furthering my journey within this organization. I completed my HBa in English and Gender/Women’s Studies this spring (2021) and I will be entering my first year of my BEd program in the fall. I aim to be an international I/S or adult teacher in the english field and to one day live somewhere in Europe; When we aren’t in crazy pandemics, I adore travelling and learning about new cultures. I currently live in Thunder Bay but I am from a small town called Cornwall in Southern Ontario! Lastly, I think it is important to note that I am a huge mental health advocate and I am currently on my own mental health journey trying to understand my own brain, so if you ever need someone to chat to I’m only a quick message away!

AMA EHRMANN

International Philanthropy Chair

Chapter: Theta

Initiation: Winter 2015, Founding Sister

Pronouns: They/Them

I serve on ICAPP as the Philanthropy Chair. I ensure that Alpha Pi Phi stays connected to our pillar of Philanthropy by organizing fundraisers and creating opportunities for members to engage with philanthropic causes. This year we have some more opportunities coming to APP including a Patreon subscription for unique APP gear. I can't wait to work with everyone, and I am honored to have been elected to this position.

HOPE MORGAN

International Conference Chair

Chapter: Iota

Initiation: Summer 2016, Founding Sister

Pronouns: She/Her

I am responsible for planning the ICAPP conference in January and the international conference in March.

BEVERLY HANF

International New Chapter Support Chair

Chapter: Lambda

Initiation: Winter 2020, Founding Sister

Pronouns: She/Her

As new chapter support chair, I educate and guide the members of new chapters in creating a chapter that has a solid foundation and smooth operation. Along upholding the constitution in new chapters and educating them on how chapters are run, I resolve conflicts, as well as point members in the right direction in regards to concerns, inquires or questions.

VACANT POSITION

International Expansion Chair

International Advisor

KASSANDRA ZOHN

Chapter: Iota

Initiation: Summer 2016, Founding Sister

Pronouns: She/Her

My name is Kassandra and I am this year's International Council Advisor! I am so excited to have the opportunity to oversee the 2021-2022 International Council and aid them in their ICAPP leadership journeys. Being a part of Alpha Pi Phi and ICAPP has been such a rewarding way to stay involved, I can't wait to see what this term holds for our Councilors and Chairs.