National Board of Directors
People often question whether the National Board of directors matter because their day-today impact is difficult to observe. As the governing body of a nonprofit, the board of directors fulfills a variety of roles and responsibilities. The Board of Directors serves as the policy-making body of the sorority and exercises general and final supervision over all business and affairs of the sorority. Working together with the Executive Director and Executive Boards, the Board lays the foundation and the vision for nationals to manage the day-to-day operations of Lambda Phi Xi.
The scope of authority of Lambda Phi Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., the National Board of
Directors is to program, legislate, administrate, and advise. By virtue of the authority vested in the Lambda Phi Xi constitution, the NBD shall have the power to regulate all matters of organizational interest, except those that are institutional at any college or university that Lambda Phi Xi may reside. Lambda Phi Xi
recognizes the authority of each chapter’s Office of Greek Life, Department of Student Life, Division of Student Affairs, and other offices having control over Greek organizations.
The Board of Directors currently consists of three officers. This upcoming Summer 2017 these directors will no longer be on the national board as their term will end. At the 2017 National Convention new officers will be elected. To cast your vote for the Fall 2017-Fall 2018 Board of Directors you must be in attendance. To apply for a director position please review the Vacancy Announcements on the Lambda Phi Xi Website and submit your application.
Celeste Henderson - Executive Director
Our National Executive Director is Celeste “Donna Kaden” Henderson. Celeste crossed Fall 2012 in Epsilon Chapter on December 6, 2012 with Iota Line Fiore Illuminate.
National Executive Director: also taking the duties of Director of Communications, Director of Alumnae Relations, and splitting Director of Finance & Director of Philanthropy. Officer term: Fall 2015 – Summer 2017.
She has a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a MSW graduate student of the University of Nevada, Reno. She currently is a Social Worker for a nonprofit Foster Care Agency in North Las Vegas.
Briana Ortiz - Director of Membership
Our National Director of Membership is Briana “Amunet” Tate-Ortiz. Briana crossed Fall 2012 in Epsilon Chapter on December 6, 2012 with Iota Fiore Illuminate.
National Director of Membership: also, taking the duties of Director of Expansion, Director of Operations, and splitting Director of Finance & Director of Philanthropy. Officer term: Fall 2015 – Summer 2017.
She is a Division of Health Sciences graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has a Bachelor’s of Community Health Science.
Araceli Ceballos - Director of Risk Management
Our National Director of Risk Management is Araceli “Naila” Ceballos. Araceli crossed Fall 2010 in Epsilon Chapter with Eta – Femme Fatale.
National Director of Risk Management: also, taking the duties of Director of Communications, Director of Philanthropy and Director of Expansion. Officer term: Summer 2016 – Summer 2017.
She has a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Sociology with a minor is Spanish Translation from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University and works in Human Resources.