The Nashville Panhellenic Alumnae Association is a 501c3 organization that draws its members from Panhellenic alumnae from across the Middle Tennessee area. Our organization's purpose is to:
To inform fraternity women of current trends
To promote the fraternity system
To improve the Panhellenic image
To stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic affairs
We are a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.
2022 GREEK WOMEN OF THE YEAR
Alpha Delta Pi
Kathy Bridgen is the 2022 Alpha Delta Pi Greek Woman of the Year. Kathy is an ADPi alum initiate, who was initiated in 2015. Kathy moved to Nashville in 2012 from Houston. She is an avid supporter of the ADPi national philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House. She has been a volunteer at the Houston and Nashville houses, for over 20 years. Kathy loves to bake and share her goodies with the families at RMH. She is the ADPi alternate for NAPAA, and the Member at Large for the alumnae association.
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Janet Reinhardt was initiated into Gamma Iota Chapter at Washington University, St. Louis. As an active she held the offices of recording and corresponding secretary. As an alumna, she’s been a member of 4 alumnae associations; St. Louis, MO., Orange County, CA, San Diego, CA, and now Nashville. She has been active in the Nashville Alumnae Chapter since 2019 and is currently corresponding secretary. Janet enjoys attending Kappa book club and the Kappa Kooking Guild. Janet’s community service includes serving as President of her church women's association, past member of Junior League, resale shop volunteer and also discovery shop volunteer raising funds for cancer research. She believes in investing in the future of our sisters.
Margie Passkey West
Kappa Alpha Theta
Margie is a Life Loyal member. She attends several Nashville alumnae gatherings each year. Her service to the Eta Phi Chapter at Belmont University has been invaluable. Since the chapter was installed in November of 2011, Margie has served as the Administration Advisor. Recently, Margie decided it was time for her to step off the board. After our new officer slate was announced in November, it was contested. Margie kindly agreed to stay on until the mess was sorted out which took several weeks with the holidays.
Alpha Omicron Pi
Sara initiated in the Alpha Phi Chapter at Montana State University. After her collegiate time, she focused on building her Technology career in Washington, D.C. before moving to Middle Tennessee to put down some roots and work remotely in her field. Following her joining the NAAC in 2019, she now serves on the Awards Committee for the AOII Nashville Area Alumnae Chapter where she has facilitated the Chapter’s transition from the previous written submission process to video. Sara has a passion for giving back to her community and those around her, DIY projects, and adventure travel. She and her husband foster kittens for the Williamson County Animal Shelter, advocate for animal welfare, and teach neonatal kitten care clinics. When not working, handling the tiniest of felines or completing renovation project, Sara is traveling (mostly for fun now, not work), and is currently learning to Scuba Dive for a trip to Kauai in late April.
Mary Kay Carter
Mary Kay has served Kappa Delta in innumerable ways! She began her National Kappa Service as an Alumnae Province President in June 1994 and continued until May 2011, at which time she was a Regional Alumnae Director. In 2012, she was awarded Kappa Delta Order of the Pearl for outstanding service to the Sorority. She also served as the President of the Nashville Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association last year. Mary Kay has served as a high school counselor in Williamson County Schools since 1994 and currently works part-time at Franklin High School. She has served countless students and families over the years. Mary Kay is active in the Franklin First United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday School Class. She enjoys reading and book club, playing pickleball, and spending time with family- especially her grandchildren! She is invaluable to our chapter and is more than deserving to be called Kappa Delta’s Greek Woman of the Year this year!
Alpha Chi Omega
Tara started her journey as an Alpha Chi by serving as the Treasurer and President of her colligate chapter at the University of Memphis. She continues her journey as an outstanding member of the Alpha Chi Omega alumnae chapter by serving as Treasurer and Fundraising Chairman. Tara currently serves as the alum chapter Treasurer. Being the Greek Woman of the Year takes more than just serving as an officer, it involves participation in chapter events and generating interest in being a member of a Greek organization. Tara is a pillar in our organization. She is constantly thinking of activities to engage our sisters and benefit our philanthropy. Tara is a woman that has figured out the work/life balance we all strive for. She’s a Senior Quality Analyst at EFC Systems, Inc and is an avid Jazzercise fanatic and works out at least three times a week. She and her husband Scott are now empty nester and love to travel. She also loves to cook and is a talented crafter. Most of all Tara is always supportive of her sisters and enthusiastic about being a Greek woman and a proud member of Alpha Chi Omega. She is our Real Strong Woman.
Phi Sigma Sigma
Julia Palazzo is a 2016 Phi Sigma Sigma alumna from Rutgers University. After completing her degree in Journalism/Media Studies and Political Science, Julia served as a news reporter and anchor in South Bend, Indiana and Dayton, Ohio before taking on a role with WKRN News 2 reporting on important local news and happenings in Nashville. Julia now serves as the Division Associate Communications and Engagement Manager for Kroger, where she leads the creation and implementation of the brand's strategic and mass communication for the division, including 90 stores throughout Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama.
Emma was initiated at Delta Lambda-Mississippi State on October 20th, 2010. She served as the Anchora Chair from 2018-2019 before her current role as VP: Programming. Hawes serves as a market development representative at Change Healthcare. During her spare time, Emma loves to cook, read, play her vinyl records, hang with her pup Lolo and do pilates.
Lauren Sanders, Sigma Kappa, Alpha Theta currently serves as President of the Nashville Sigma Kappa Alumnae Chapter, former Vice President of Philanthropic Services and active sorority volunteer. Since 2019, Lauren has led the Nashville alumnae chapter to receive national recognition, supported chapter growth by 680% and fostered relationships with collegiate chapters. Lauren graduated from the University of Louisville with a Master of Science in Social Work and concentration in psychosocial oncology. She is currently employed as a palliative care social worker, supporting patients with serious illness, and has earned professional certifications in oncology social work and advanced hospice and palliative care. Lauren is passionate about quality cancer care and professional development and presently services on the AOSW Membership Committee, co-chairs the AOSW Pain, Palliative and End-of-Life special interest group and served on the American Cancer Society Board of Ambassadors in 2020. Since 2020, she has fundraised $3238 benefitting the American Cancer Society and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Pi Beta Phi
The Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club chapter is thrilled to name Yvonne Ayers our Greek Woman of the Year nominee. As a collegian, Yvonne was in the inaugural Class of Greek Life Hall of Fame at the University of TN-Knoxville. Since graduating college, Yvonne has worked for Pi Beta Phi Headquarters as Leadership Development Consultant and served as a National Officer for Pi Beta Phi for two years. On a local level, Yvonne has served as the Nashville Alumnae Club’s President, Vice President, and Treasurer. She has also served collegiate chapters as a member of the Alumnae Advisory Committee for six years and has been a Christmas Village Board Member for nearly twenty years. Professionally, she works at Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee where she is honored to impact lives each and every day. Yvonne is known inside of Pi Phi and in our community as a caring, committed friend that serves others with all she has.