Meet the Staff
As executive director, Catherine Reeves leads a progressive, strategic, and results-oriented program to cultivate, nurture, retain, and expand membership in the Caltech Associates while increasing revenue. She oversees the development of the organization's events and travel opportunities, programs that connect the academic and fundraising goals of the campus with the philanthropic interests of the donors. She oversees Associates' marketing and communications strategies; is responsible for membership and revenue; and is responsible, in partnership with the Associates president, for the development and engagement of the Associates Board, volunteer leadership, and regional committees.
Assistant Director, Engagement and Programming
Jennifer Alcantara creates and schedules the Associates events locally and across regional chapters in Northern California, Orange County, and the East Coast, in partnership with the executive director. She handles individual event planning and faculty coordination and follow-up and provides leadership support for the Associates team in their responsibilities related to events. She also manages the Associates budget and staffs the Program and Northern California Committees.
Britt A. Vaughan
Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing
Britt A. Vaughan develops and oversees the strategic expansion of the Associates' comprehensive communications plan, marketing the Associates to key internal and external audiences while enhancing the visibility, branding, and public awareness of the program. He manages a wide variety of digital, print, and omnichannel communications to retain, engage, and grow the Associates' membership base, both locally and nationally. Britt also is responsible for the Associates' website and social media outreach as well as media and public relations.
Coordinator, Member and Membership Services
Lelia Marshall's key responsibilities include the coordination and stewardship of Associates membership services. She processes Associates gifts, new member applications, and membership renewal communications. Additionally, she provides oversight and follow-up for meeting the day-to-day needs of individual members and records all financial and membership data. Lelia is responsible for data analysis and distribution for enhancing the depth and growth of the Associates. With her significant institutional memory, she acts as support staff for the Membership Committee.
Coordinator, Production and Program Support
Jessica Lee manages all aspects of event coordination, including registration and logistics for programs in all of the Associates' key regions. She drives the Associates metrics, analytics, and reporting for revenue, membership, and programs, with the goals of expanding the organization's revenue base and meeting its membership goals. She also manages the online distribution for all program- and travel-related communications and provides support for board and committee meeting planning, coordination, and follow-up.