Danielle Harvey Stinson
Danielle Harvey Stinson is the assistant vice president for alumni relations at the University of Southern California (USC)–a private research institution located in the heart of Los Angeles. As a senior manager of the USC Alumni Association, she leads a diverse 15-member team of professionals responsible for engaging all alumni lifelong and worldwide through a vast array of programs, services and events. Her portfolio includes the award winning USC Women’s Conference, Reunion Weekend and Alumni Leadership Conference, as well as oversight for the LGBT Alumni Association, regional clubs and chapters, industry and affinity networks, and generational groups.
With more than 14 years of experience in alumni relations and development, Stinson has a proven record of accomplishment in program development, volunteer management, organizational leadership, strategic planning, relationship building and fundraising. Her passions include teaching, mentoring and empowering women and children in addition to writing and other creative outlets.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the USC Rossier School of Education and is currently pursuing an executive master’s degree in leadership from the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Julann brings more than three decades of management, event management, and marketing and communications experience from diverse industries to her position with the CU Boulder Alumni Association. In that capacity, she is responsible for leading a ten-person team that manages and implements the Alumni Association’s events and outreach initiatives including all local, regional and international events; our volunteer engagement network that includes the chapters and clubs program; alumni career services; and the young alumni and student engagement initiatives including the 4,000+-member student alumni association, The Herd. Julann also acts as the second in command and is responsible for helping to set strategic direction and provide leadership for the association as a whole.
Prior to joining the CU Boulder Alumni Association, Julann owned and operated a consulting firm offering full-service marketing and event management services to clients in natural and organic foods and products, the consumer packaged goods industry, higher education, nonprofit associations and economic development organizations. While managing her own business, she also worked as a part-time marketing and communications specialist where she developed, managed and implemented all strategic marketing and communications programs and initiatives for a consortium of private foundations representing three generations of the David and Laura Merage Foundation. Her responsibility included all strategic marketing for the Foundation’s flagship early care and education initiative Early Learning Ventures – an initiative focused on increasing the stability and productivity of the early care and education sector through market-based interventions.
Julann received a BS in marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Ken Catandella is the Senior Executive Director for CAA and University Relations at Columbia University, where he has served in various alumni relations and development capacities for two decades. In his current role, Ken is responsible for administrative and logistical oversight of the CAA Board, as well as many of its committees. He also serves as a University liaison to the Columbia University Club of New York, where he serves on the Board of Governors. Ken is involved in numerous intra-School activities, as well as strategic initiatives and development programs, including Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend and the CAA 2023 Strategic Planning process.
Ken came to Columbia as director of alumni relations for Columbia College. Prior to joining Columbia, he oversaw various alumni relations and development functions at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Sarah Lawrence College, and Emerson College, among other institutions. Ken is active in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in both North America and Europe. He is the recipient of a CASE Quarter Century Award for service to the field of advancement and has been recognized as a CASE Stellar Speaker. He has consulted for colleges and universities in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Ken holds an AB from Boston College and an MS from the University of Bridgeport. Outside of higher education, he is the principal of a boutique consulting firm that advises clients on fine and rare wine auction and cellar purchases, and serves as Vice Chair of the Board of the Harlem Link Charter School in New York.
Joy Usner is the assistant director for young alumni and student engagement with the Miami University Alumni Association. She leads young alumni programming, including coordinating the 18 of the Last 9 Award, and serves as the advisor for the Miami University Student Foundation. Joy also chairs the Miami University Homecoming Committee. She is actively involved in CASE ASAP, serving as the CASE ASAP District V advisor.
Joy came to Miami University after 10 years in student affairs, working in student activities, new student programs, and admissions. She has previously worked at the University of Chicago, Saint Mary’s College and Bowling Green State University.
She graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Philosophy (interdisciplinary studies) and from Loyola University Chicago a Master of Education (higher education).