Jamye has more than 25 years of senior leadership in non-profit organizations spanning the arts, youth services, higher education and international relations. Her areas of expertise are financial management, board development, program management and fundraising. She holds a degree in accounting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and resides in Asheville, NC.
Patricia has been a chapter leader since 2006. As head of the travel program, Patricia has taken DFW groups to Kenya and Uganda in 2010, Nepal in 2011, and Nicaragua in 2012. Patricia is also a certified Life Coach, with a background in leading women's groups and other workshops. "Being involved in Dining for Women is by far the most meaningful and fulfilling thing I've ever done. I truly feel that we are making a positive difference in the lives of women around the world."
Dr. Maggie Aziz
With advanced degrees in applied sociology and international family and community studies, Dr. Maggie Aziz has specializations in culture, religious identity, and global inequality and is fluent in spoken Arabic. She has served as the assistant project director for the Middle East Area Studies and Arabic Language Instruction Program at Greenville Technical College and is currently an adjunct instructor of sociology.
She has extensive research, service and education experience related to international affairs and has been involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of various projects aimed at increasing intercultural and interreligious understanding. She has a long list of volunteer experiences with community organizations and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Having a special interest in the study of inequality in developing countries, Dr. Aziz is excited to begin her new role as the program director of Dining For Women and be a part of the movement to help women and girls around the world come out of poverty and become self-sufficient.
Marcie is a freelance consultant advising artists and organizations in areas of festival planning, marketing and promotion, and technology. Marcie started a chapter in central Kentucky in early 2012 and immediately began volunteering to serve in other capacities – as part of the website team, as a mentor for new chapters in her region, and as coordinator of educational materials. “When I first learned of Dining for Women, I was profoundly impressed with its mission and integrity. The more I have learned, the more impressed I have become. I am grateful for the opportunity to help women and girls change our world for the better.
Laura is a 35-year veteran of media and technology. She has been an award-winning reporter, editor and columnist. Laura has also served on newspaper management committees and as a technology executive and senior manager for the Gannett Co, the largest newspaper publisher in the US and publisher of USA Today. During her stint at Gannett corporate headquarters, Laura's team won the coveted Gannett Innovation award, an enterprise-wide recognition, for the creation of a virtual training portal. Laura became involved with Dining for Women in 2012. She is a communication consultant and writes a weekly column on technology for small business.
Mary Liz Jones
Mary Liz has been the co-leader of the Abington, PA, Dining for Women chapter since its inception in May 2008. Prior to becoming Dining for Women’s Volunteer Coordinator, she served as one of the founding Regional Leaders of the Mid-Atlantic Region. She was also a member of the DFW Training Committee and co-chair of the Recognition committee for the 2010 National Summit. Professionally, Mary Liz is a physical therapist and brings many years of volunteer leadership to Dining for Women. “I am honored to be involved with this extraordinary organization working with such passionate women to positively impact the lives of so many women and girls around the globe!”
Donor and Member Services and Technology Director
Gina brings a broad range of experience to Dining for Women including work in education and business and program administration/management. For the latter half of her professional career, she has served in non-profit membership management and development for two large national associations. Although her experience includes devleopment and management of information and technological systems, she truly enjoys the human interface. After moving back to her hometown of Greenville, SC, from the Washington, DC, area where she lived for more than 25 years, Gina is excited to have the opportunity to serve Dining for Women as the organization moves into its second decade of growth.