November & December
As an executive coach, organizational development consultant and educator, Rachel works with global executives across multiple industries and has coached more than a thousand leaders to successfully respond to strategic business challenges through expanding their behavioral repertoire, developing and communicating a clear and compelling vision, and more effectively motivating their team or division. She is a core faculty member of the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program and the Gestalt Organization and Systems Development Center.
She takes a systems approach to leadership development and understands that a leader's behavior is both a function of individual personality and the larger organizational context. She has extensive experience using multi-rater feedback with clients and helps leaders step back from their habitual mindsets and behaviors to build awareness and reflect on their style and impact on others. She coaches individual leaders as well as dyads and teams.
Ciporen received her doctorate in adult learning and leadership and her master's degree in organizational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education.
William Christopher Clarke
William Christopher "Chris" Clarke is the senior assistant vice president for Trinity College and The Graduate School within the Office of University Development at Duke University. Clarke assumed his role in 2016 and in that capacity oversees a program that represents 80 percent of Duke’s alumni and generates nearly $100M per year in private support for the institution. In 2012, as the associate dean of development for the Pratt School, Clarke planned and led engineering’s Duke Forward Campaign which surpassed its goal of $161.5M hitting $200M one year prior to the close of Duke’s $3.85B campaign.
Before coming to Duke in 2004, Clarke was the director of development and leadership gifts for Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering where he led their $125M campaign. Prior to his role in mechanical engineering, Clarke served Purdue as its associate director of planned giving from 1997 to 2001, when he became the associate director of development for major gifts. In addition to his major gift responsibilities in 1999 – 2001, Clarke also served as the development liaison for Purdue's Black Cultural Center, one of the nation’s premier cultural centers.
An active member of CASE, he has served as the conference chair for both District V in 2001 and District III in 2013. Currently he serves on the board of District III as the Chair-Elect for 2019-21. Clarke holds a master's degree in educational administration and bachelor’s degrees in psychology, sociology and law and society from Purdue University. In 2009, he was the recipient of CASE's Crystal Apple Award for excellence in teaching.
Patty Hill-Callahan leads advancement for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the seven health sciences colleges, including strategy and execution of fundraising, alumni engagement and philanthropic communications. Her responsibilities include the Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, robust programs in Sports Medicine and Neurology and the hospitals. Patty and her team raised more than $1 billion of the university’s $3 billion But for Ohio State campaign, the success of which was celebrated in fall of 2016.
Before joining Ohio State, Patty served as associate vice president for Principal Gifts at Johns Hopkins University. In that role, she led strategic relationships with donors at the $5 million level and above across the institution. That principal gift cohort accounted for achieving 60 percent of the university’s total campaign goal. Earlier in her career, Patty served at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she directed a development program that raised more than $50 million a year.
Patty speaks nationally on such topics as the creation of grateful patient programs and best practices in principal gift fundraising.
Kathryn Van Sickle
Kathryn Van Sickle is a passionate fundraiser, community builder, and storyteller. Currently, she is a major gift officer at Columbia University, and living in New York City. Kathryn is a regional officer representing the University Development team in a central capacity. She is responsible for building and managing a portfolio of major gifts prospects in the northeast region as well as in Philadelphia and Chicago. During her tenure at Columbia, she earned a masters in strategic communications.
Prior to working at Columbia, Kathryn started her career at her alma mater, Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. She spent her time there working in the annual fund with the leadership giving society. When she is not raising dollars traveling in her current role, she is recording and editing her podcast The Development Debrief.