Meet the Team - NEW

Office of Foundation Relations
University of Notre Dame

1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 300
South Bend, IN 46617

Administration

  1. Michelle Joyce

    Exec Dir Corp & Fdn Relations, Foundation Relations

    mjoyce@nd.edu

    Full bio

    Michelle Joyce

    Exec Dir Corp & Fdn Relations, Foundation Relations

    Michelle V. Joyce became Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in July 2021 after serving as Senior Director on the Foundations Relations team with a focus on science and engineering. In addition to special projects, Michelle serves Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, ECI, and Harper, among other campus units. Prior to joining development in July 2016, Michelle was the Associate Director of the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility in Notre Dame’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry where she served as a Special Professional Faculty member for 12 years. Michelle earned her B.S. in chemistry from Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Duke University.

  2. Cathy Windeatt

    Administrative Assistant, Corporate Relations

    cwindeat@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-6053

    Full bio

    Cathy Windeatt

    Administrative Assistant, Corporate Relations

    Administrative professional with over 30 years of progressive experience in corporate environment and 10 years experience in academic Corporate Relations environment.

Corporate Relations

  1. Shaheen Goldrick

    Regional Development Prg Dir, Southwest Region SRD

    sgoldric@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-9282
    M: 727-612-4000

    Full bio

    Shaheen Goldrick

    Regional Development Prg Dir, Southwest Region SRD

    With over 20 years experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors, Shaheen supports corporate engagement in the Keough School of Global Affairs, College of Arts and Letters and Notre Dame International.

  2. Steve Nekic

    Corporate Relations Prog Dir, Corporate Relations

    snekic1@nd.edu

    Full bio

    Steve Nekic

    Corporate Relations Prog Dir, Corporate Relations

    Steve has over 14 years of sales and account management experience. He holds a BBA and MBA from Notre Dame and serves the Mendoza College of Business and Notre Dame Law School on campus with their corporate partnerships

  3. Lori Tinkey

    Director Development Admin, Regional Admin.

    ltinkey@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-6303

    Full bio

    Lori Tinkey

    Director Development Admin, Regional Admin.

    Lori Ehrman Tinkey joined University Relations in November 2017, with a focus on research, analysis, special projects, and strategy relating to corporate and foundation partnerships. In prior roles in the University’s Mendoza College of Business from 2012 to 2017, she established the Mendoza Behavioral Laboratory (MBL), served as Institutional Review Board (IRB) Liaison, and was instrumental in research/writing for top-tier journal articles as well as U.S. leading textbooks in Organizational Behavior (OB) and Staffing. Lori holds an M.N.A. (Masters in Nonprofit Administration) from Notre Dame and a B.S. in Business from Indiana University-Bloomington.

  4. Josh Tullis

    Sn Dir Corporate Relations, Corporate Relations

    jtullis2@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-0407
    M: 706-512-1015

    Full bio

    Josh Tullis

    Sn Dir Corporate Relations, Corporate Relations

    With a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Josh has a unique blend of experience having worked in both the pharmaceutical industry as well as real estate development. On campus, he supports corporate engagement in the College of Science, parts of the College of Engineering, Strategic Research Initiatives, and the IDEA Center.

Foundation Relations

  1. Colleen Cross

    ccross@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-8143

    Full bio

    Colleen Cross

    Colleen Cross joined the Foundations Relations Team in December 2018 and currently serves as an Assistant Director, with a focus on the Center for Civic Innovation, the Center for Social Concerns, the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative, the Robinson Community Learning Center and smaller proposals across disciplines. She recently received her PhD in Peace Studies and Theology from Notre Dame and previously worked for Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, coordinating its immigration initiative. Colleen holds an M.T.S. in Systematic Theology from Notre Dame and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Classics from the University of Arizona.

  2. Suzanne DeGuilio

    Foundation Relations Prg Dir, Foundation Relations

    sdeguili@nd.edu

    Full bio

    Suzanne DeGuilio

    Foundation Relations Prg Dir, Foundation Relations

    Suzanne DeGuilio joined the Foundation Relations team in August 2018, with a focus on the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Notre Dame Law School, the Mendoza College of Business, Economics, Political Science and the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs. She previously served Notre Dame’s Office of Development as the Associate Director for the Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle. Suzanne holds a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law and a B.A. in Journalism from Loyola University Chicago.

  3. Ernestine Gardner

    CFR Relations Regional Assoc, Foundation Relations

    egardne1@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-7874

    Full bio

    Ernestine Gardner

    CFR Relations Regional Assoc, Foundation Relations

    Ernestine Gardner joined the Foundation Relations team in 2008 as an administrative assistant.  In her current role as FR Regional Associate, she serves the administrative needs of the Foundation Relations team, with a primary focus on data entry and analysis.  Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she worked in Admissions and Financial Aid at both Drew University and Boston University. She holds B.A. in English from BU, and still enjoys taking the occasional English or history course on campus whenever she can.

  4. Amanda Retartha

    Sr Asst Dir Found Relations, Foundation Relations

    amichael@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-0311

    Full bio

    Amanda Retartha

    Sr Asst Dir Found Relations, Foundation Relations

    Amanda Retartha joined the Foundation Relations team in November 2016, with a focus on the College of Arts and Letters, the Alliance for Catholic Education, the Hesburgh Libraries, the Snite Museum of Art, the Institute for Church Life, and the School of Architecture, among other campus units. She previously served Notre Dame’s Office of Special Events & Stewardship as the lead for the endowed professorship and library collection stewardship programs. Amanda holds a Ph.D. in English from New York University and an M.A. and B.A. in English from Notre Dame.

  5. Thomas Scrace

    Foundation Relations Prg Dir, Foundation Relations

    tscrace@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-1050

    Full bio

    Thomas Scrace

    Foundation Relations Prg Dir, Foundation Relations

    Tom Scrace joined the Foundation Relations team in August 2018, with a focus on the College of Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he worked as an Associate Editor in the books department at an academic publishing company. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, specializing in experimental condensed matter physics, and a B.S. in Physics from Notre Dame.

  6. Lori Tinkey

    Director Development Admin, Regional Admin.

    ltinkey@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-6303

    Full bio

    Lori Tinkey

    Director Development Admin, Regional Admin.

    Lori Ehrman Tinkey joined University Relations in November 2017, with a focus on research, analysis, special projects, and strategy relating to corporate and foundation partnerships. In prior roles in the University’s Mendoza College of Business from 2012 to 2017, she established the Mendoza Behavioral Laboratory (MBL), served as Institutional Review Board (IRB) Liaison, and was instrumental in research/writing for top-tier journal articles as well as U.S. leading textbooks in Organizational Behavior (OB) and Staffing. Lori holds an M.N.A. (Masters in Nonprofit Administration) from Notre Dame and a B.S. in Business from Indiana University-Bloomington.