Alumni Association Board of Directors



Orr Genish

Orr Genish '17 (Student Representative)
Term: 2016-2018











Amy MunichielloAmy Munichiello '94 (Chair, Career and Professional Development)
Term: 2016-2019

Amy graduated Skidmore in 1994 with a degree in Business and Government and a passion for the “organizational psychology” side of business.  She began her career at Accenture in Boston as a change management consultant providing solutions to Fortune 500 clients before moving into a global human performance consulting practice based in NYC.  Following Accenture, Amy joined a boutique consulting firm focused on the development and implementation of competitive work/life/flexibility strategies to drive employee engagement and retention.  

Amy relocated to Boston in 2000 upon joining Ernst & Young, where she is currently the Director of Organization Effectiveness Consulting, Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY’s Financial Services Organization.  Amy leads an internal Organizational Development consulting practice which designs consulting solutions to retain and develop leaders, enable the highest performing teams, build an inclusive culture, and drive employee engagement.


Merilee Mapes PerkinsMerilee Mapes Perkins '76 (Chair of Reunions)
Term: 2016-2018

Merilee Mapes Perkins ’76 is the Senior Program Director of the Sanford-Springvale YMCA in Sanford, Maine where she manages all programs, develops organizational collaborations and is the liaison to community partnerships. Previous to her twenty years at the Y, Merilee worked as a fitness consultant, vocational rehabilitation counselor and physical education teacher. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she is a volunteer faculty trainer and instructor for YUSA. She continues to teach Pilates, Spinning, aqua fitness and TRX. Merilee has B.S. and M.S. degrees in physical education from Skidmore College and Purdue University, respectively. A class agent since graduation, Merilee been reunion chair and class president for the Spirit of ’76 since 2000.  In 2016, she was recognized by the Alumni Association with an Outstanding Service Award.  Merilee has served on the Board of several local organizations that foster the development of wellness and healthy living. She currently serves on the Maine Community Foundation County Committee, Partners for Healthier Communities Advisory Board, County District Health Council and SMHC Physicians Services Board. Merilee is a past chair of Goodall Hospital is currently vice-chair of Southern Maine Health Care. Merilee lives in Shapleigh, Maine with her husband John. They have two grown daughters.

Diana V. Perry '89
Diana Perry '89 (Alumna Trustee)
Term: 2015-2019

Diana V. Perry ’89, MD, MPH is currently Associate Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, MA.  She is also an Associate Attending in Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics Part-time at Harvard Medical School. She is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. After graduation from Boston University School of Medicine in 1994, she entered and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Upon completing her pediatric residency, Perry came to Boston Children’s Hospital in July 1997 as a fellow in the Harvard Combined Program in Newborn Medicine.  Since 2009, Perry has been a member of the Women in Science Committee at the Museum of Science, Boston. She enjoys helping to develop programs at the museum that encourage young girls to enter science and medicine.  Perry’s current academic interests include Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Simulation training, neonatal ethics, neonatal resuscitation and care of the extremely preterm infant.