Contact the DC Canes Board

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions. You can email a Board member directly, or email our main inbox,

Position Officer(s) Email
President Jennifer del Toro
Vice President Zoheb Nensey
Past President Rachel Highland/Donald Wine II/ Melissa Lasbury/Scott Meyer
Secretary Zoheb Nensey
Treasurer Erica Towle
Professional & Social Networking Karina Reyes
Social Networking Chair Marci Vanderhoeven
Recruiting & Scholarship Fundraising Nancy Shalhub
IBIS – Sports-Related Programming Doug Aguililla
Devotion to Community Yoruba Mitchel
Education of Alumni Erin Wainwright
At-Large Member Mike Deutsch/Richard Gauthier
CAN/AFLA Representative Steven Blattner
Young Alumni Justin Fischgrund
Webmaster Zoheb Nensey
Membership Chair

For any general questions, please contact

Want to be more involved with the DC Canes? Join to board!

We are always looking for new leaders to join our committees. If you’d like to nominate yourself or another DC Cane, please email Be sure to include what position(s) you’re interested in, why you’d like to join the board, and any relevant experience. If you have questions, please email

Do you have ideas for programs? Let us know!

We are YOUR alumni club! If you have ideas for events or programs you’d like to see the DC Canes sponsor, please let us know! We strive to plan events our members love! You can email your ideas and suggestions to any of the board members listed above or to


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President:  Responsibilities include working with the club’s officers to develop a calendar of events and representing DC Canes at UM Alumni Association meetings and events. He/she serves as the primary liaison with the UM Alumni Association.

Vice-President:  Responsibilities include serving as President-Elect for DC Canes and performing the duties of President upon the President’s request or in his/her absence.

Secretary:  Responsibilities include keeping a complete and current membership list as well as preparing minutes from all DC Canes meetings for DC Canes members.

Treasurer:  Responsibilities include, developing and maintaining, with the help of the officers, the DC Canes budget for the year. He/she collects all membership dues and other contributions and assists the secretary with maintaining the membership list.

Immediate Past President: (non-elected position)  Provides additional support to the current President and the rest of the DC Canes board.

Professional & Social Networking Chair (PRIDE):  Responsibilities include organizing professional and social networking events.

Recruiting Students & Scholarship Fundraising (PRIDE):  Responsibilities include organizing programs, such as summer send-offs for students in the area starting at UM in the fall.  He/she also serves as the DC Canes liaison with Miami Circle leaders and helps them staff upcoming college fairs and information sessions in the DC area.

Ibis, Sports Related Programming (PRIDE):  Responsibilities include organizing programs, such as game watch events, trips to UM games played locally, and area recreational sports

Devotion to Community (PRIDE):  Responsibilities include organizing community service events in the DC area for fellow UM alumni.

Education of Alumni (PRIDE):  Responsibilities include organizing programs and events that promote continuous education and learning amongst UM alumni.

Young Alumni:  Responsibilities include organizing programs that cater to alumni who have graduated from UM in the past 10 years.

CAN/AFLA-DC Representative:  Responsibilities include representing DC Canes at all meetings and events for the Capital Alumni Network and All Florida Alumni of DC.

Communications Chair: Responsible for helping maintain the DC Canes website, social media presence and newsletter.

At Large (2-4):  Responsibilities include assisting fellow board members at DC Canes meetings and events.