Alpha Sigma Nu Staff

Left to right: Kristina Tadeo, Kate Gaertner, and Amy Venables O'Neil

Kate Brennan Gaertner  Inducted: Marquette University, 2002

Ms. Gaertner is celebrating her fourteenth year with Alpha Sigma Nu. As Executive Director, she calls upon her experience and skills as educator, non-profit director, and volunteer manager. As Director of Alumni for Alpha Sigma Nu, she facilitated the founding of eight ΑΣΝ Alumni Clubs across the country, and has added three more as Executive Director. Prior to coming to Alpha Sigma Nu, Ms. Gaertner founded and directed Compass Alliance, a community based organization providing a venue for prevention programming and advocacy funded by an Office of National Drug Control Policy grant that she co-authored.  She served as guidance counselor at Dominican High School where she was the director of college counseling. Ms. Gaertner has written for nationally syndicated video news segments on parenting, and consulted with parents and teens on college choice. Her volunteer activities have ranged from serving on community boards to coaching her parish’s 7th grade girls’ basketball team.  She earned a BA degree in sociology from Marquette University and a M.Ed. in guidance and counseling from Loyola University of Chicago.

Kristina Tadeo  Inducted: Marquette University, 2015

Kristina Tadeo joined the Alpha Sigma Nu staff as Assistant Director in January of 2012.  She earned her BA in International Studies and German Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2006, a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies from Marquette University in 2010, and an MA in Public Service from Marquette University in 2014. Before joining the ΑΣΝ team, she worked in the Special Events office at Marquette University, where she first learned of Alpha Sigma Nu by helping to plan the Marquette Chapter Induction Ceremony. As Assistant Director, she serves as liaison between Faculty Advisers and the Central Office for training, communications, and in the coordination of annual inductions. She also manages the member database, assists in planning ΑΣΝ conferences, administers the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards, coordinates and writes for newsletters and e-newsletters, and serves as webmaster for the Society, improving communication among Chapters, Alumni Clubs, and members worldwide.

Amy Venables O'Neil

Amy Venables O'Neil joined the ΑΣΝ staff in November of 2014 as the Director of Development and Alumni Relations.  She has spent the last 20 years working in the non-profit sector, with six years as an Executive Director.  She has extensive experience in program development, administration, fund development, and public speaking.  Her role at ΑΣΝ as Director of Development and Alumni Relations includes assisting in the development of the organization, marketing and fundraising, supporting Alumni Club growth and alumni opportunities. Ms. O'Neil graduated from the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.