Parent and Family Council

The Mason Parent and Family Council was established to provide opportunities for parents and families to become actively engaged, informed members of the George Mason community by serving as ambassadors for the university and prospective and current families. Members of this special group meet once per semester and advise New Student and Family Programs of important issues facing families at Mason.

Meet the Parent and Family Council 

NameHometownAsk Me Questions About…
Angie BooneSuffolk, VApraying for students on campus, communicating with your student while they are away and living on campus, having a student living on campus
Cherie MomanTuscaloosa, ALout-of-state student, multiple students in different colleges at the same time, on-campus living, Schar School/government and international politics, incoming freshman, fraternity life
Cleo KittRoanoke, VAstudent living on campus, resources for freshmen parents, multiple students in different colleges at the same time
Deborah TweitCarlsbad, CAcross-country out-of-state; student-athletes
Felicia GivensNorfolk, VAresidential living, parents coping with student(s) being away at college, military life/ROTC, praying for students on campus
Gayle O’BryantChantilly, VAsupporting a transfer student, supporting a contemporary student, life in the Washington, D.C. area
Jay McClendonHerndon, VAhomeschool to college, learning-disabled college students, commuting and the local area, Honors College
Jill WallisFairfax, VADisability Services, CAPS & Learning Services, Mason Off Campus, Military Services, Green Machine
Jose EtchegoyenBogotá, Colombiacross-country out-of-state, student orientation, and living in Fairfax/D.C.
Mike Bowers (Communications Lead)Dumfries, VAVA educational benefits for military dependents; insight about sorority life (leadership, philanthropy, volunteerism); College of Science experiences
Pam O’ConnorRaleigh, NCout-of-state family, Mason Autism Support Initiative (MASI) program or other disability issues, Green Machine pep band
Pat PochiroDublin, OHliving out of state, student living on campus
Patricia Hargrove (Programming Lead)Norfolk, VAorientation, management information systems major, student campus employment
Rachel ReuterProsper, TXout-of-state, student living on campus, only parent, Honors College, prepping the residence hall room, COVID response
Rich WilnerSouth Orange, NJstudent living on campus, mailing packages, on-campus employment, things to do around Fairfax and Washington, D.C.
Steve PleickhardtBristow, VAcommuting to George Mason from Prince William County, challenges of college students living at home, making sure you have Power of Attorney for your adult student
Tom JohnsonFalls Church, VAtransfer student experience, accelerated masters program, study abroad

For information on membership, visit our Council Membership page. For questions regarding the Parent and Family Council, contact Daylen Orlick, Associate Director of Family Programs, at (703) 993-5703 or