Meet the Staff


Kristen Conroy

Associate Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations
617-735-9980 |


Christopher D. Leonardi '07

Christopher LeonardiAssociate Vice President of Development & Major Gifts
617-264-7630 |

Chris joined the Emmanuel College Development team in 2007 after graduating from Emmanuel with a bachelor's degree in English communications with a minor in business management. In his role, he has enjoyed assisting Emmanuel’s alumni, friends and business partners with their annual contributions as well as their high impact gifts to the College’s endowment, physical campus and academic programs. He also works with Heritage Society members and donors interested in making a gift through their estate. Chris currently resides in Southern New Hampshire and works primarily with clients in the Northeast, Southwest Florida, Arizona and Texas.



Meghan Butler

Meghan ButlerDirector of Alumni Relations
617-732-1679 |

Meg joined the office in September 2017 and oversees all alumni programming and events. She comes to us most recently from her alma mater Boston College​, where she spent the last five years in alumni relations as Director of Student and Alumni Class Programs, overseeing Reunion Weekend and other class events. Prior to BC, Meg spent eight years in hospital fundraising at Massachusetts General Hospital​ and Boston Children's Hospital​. Meg has both her undergraduate degree and her master’s in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.


Amy Katherine Cook Chapra

Amy ChapraDirector of Data Services
617-975-9230 |

Amy joined Emmanuel in 2014 and supports both the Development and Alumni department activities by providing data entry and records management. This includes processing and acknowledgement of gifts, updating and record keeping for Emmanuel scholarships, and producing reports for statistical and general purposes. Before she came to Emmanuel, she worked in the same capacity for Pathfinder International and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Amy graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor's degree in psychology.


Matthew Farrenkopf

Matthew FarrenkopfEmmanuel Fund Officer
617-735-9992 |

Matt joined Emmanuel in April of 2017, and is responsible for increasing participation and fundraising for the Emmanuel Fund. Matt also supervises Senior Class Gift, Phonathon and other student philanthropy initiatives. He was introduced to the development field through working as a student caller at Stonehill College. Prior to Emmanuel, Matt worked as a development associate at Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Stonehill College.


Elizabeth Rioux '14

Elizabeth RiouxAssistant Director of Alumni Relations
617-732-1653 |

Elizabeth joined the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 2014 and assists in connecting Emmanuel alumni with their alma mater through event planning, administrative support and reunion committees. She holds a bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College and is currently pursuing a master of science in human resource management.


Staci Shea

Staci SheaDirector of the Emmanuel Fund
617-732-1662 |

Staci joined Emmanuel College in 2014 as Director of the Emmanuel Fund. She oversees all aspects of annual giving to the College, most importantly growing the sustainable base of support from alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff that allows Emmanuel to continue providing an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education. Staci received her bachelor's degree from Providence College and her master's degree from Northeastern University.


Ellen Perry Still '11G

Ellen Perry StillStewardship Coordinator
617-975-9386 |

Ellen joined the Development and Alumni Relations staff in 2013 and serves as stewardship coordinator and marketing liaison for the department, as well as overseeing campus reservations for event and meeting space. She returned to Emmanuel as Assistant Registrar in 2010, having previously worked at the College from 1988 to 1995 in Admissions and Public Relations. Ellen received an Emmanuel Campus Impact Award in 2012 and a Saints Unsung Hero Staff Award in 2015. Ellen holds a master's degree from Emmanuel College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.