Alumni Board of Directors

The Board of Directors acts as an advisory board between the University and the Alumni Association to promote activities that foster alumni participation and raise money for scholarships (including the Sr. Dorothy Browne Endowed Scholarship and the Barry University Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship). Each member of the newly elected Board of Directors must serve on at least one committee a year during their three year term of office. The committees include:

  • Awards Committee
  • A Barry Life Committee
  • Scholarship Committee


Noreen Bevilacqua Virgin ‘68
Network Marketing Professional, Max International LLCs

Vice President
Stephanie Rakofsky ‘81
Director, Social Work, Case Management and Counseling, South Miami Hospital


La Vora Bussey ‘96
Community Planning and Development Representative, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Alexander Hannett ’07, MS ‘09
Manager, Corporate Strategy and Marketing, All Florida Paper Inc.

Dr. Carmen Blanco Marinelli ‘76
Program Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Maria Mas Blet ‘01
Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer, GSK Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Smilka Melgoza ‘03
President and CEO, ShareKindness Inc.

Nora Conroy Pardave ’03, MBA ‘10
Senior Development Officer, Miami Country Day School

Jean Ross ’96, ’97, PhD ‘05

Travis Ruane MS, MBA ‘11
Financial Services Representative, The Principal Financial Group

Raimundo Socorro, ‘12
PhD, Director, School of Justice at Miami Dade College

Patricia Stockton ‘00
Clinical Social Worker and Chaplain, Hospice Care of South Florida

Michael Suder ‘09
SharePoint Solutions Architect, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP