Phylander R. Pannell
Phylander R. Pannell is the Director of Georgetown Event Management Services at Georgetown University. During her 16 years at Georgetown, she has served in numerous roles at the university in three different departments, the School of Foreign Service, University Services and the Division of Student Affairs. She received her B.A. undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Phylander enjoys reading, crafting and proudly serves in several ministries at Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Heidi is Director of Local Government Affairs in the Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement. She joined Georgetown University in 2016 after serving in a variety of leadership positions with the Council of the District of Columbia. As a policy attorney, she served as Legislative Committee Director for DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson when he chaired the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary and later senior counsel to Councilmember Tommy Wells during his transition to Committee Chair. Heidi currently serves on the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia and represents Georgetown on the Consumer Advisory Council for the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Heidi is a graduate of Penn State and the American University Washington College of Law. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
Arelis joined the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) team as the Associate Director of Undocumented Student Services and Director of Group Initiatives in September 2017. She holds a M.S. in Higher Education Administration and a B.A. in English Literature from Florida State University. Her career in education began in Miami Dade County Public Schools as a secondary English, Leadership, Journalism and Yearbook teacher and spanned across Florida State University, the University of Texas at Austin and Georgetown University within the field of international education. As a native Nicaraguan who grew up in Miami, Florida, the realities of immigration were ever-present in her upbringing, and helped to refine her interest in supporting immigrant and underrepresented students along secondary and tertiary education. In Texas, Arelis focused on the intersections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and education abroad policies, and worked vigorously to help students along the study abroad and international internship processes, and helped various universities implement their own policies to promote inclusion.
A recent transplant to DC, Don hails from NYC where he was the founding manager of the MediaLab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to his work in the Maker Hub, Don is also an adjunct faculty in the CCT program, teaching creative web development. Don serves as the leader of the Labs group for the Vatican Arts and Technology Council, which meets annually in Rome to develop new uses of art and technology in promotion of the mission of the Holy See. Don is an expert consultant for Creative Museums, a Erasmus+ funded project to help European Museums connect with maker communities. He is also an Innovation Strategist for Hyphen Hub, an NYC-based international network of new media artists and thought leaders connecting art, technology and business. Don serves on the Exhibitions Advisory Council for the National Children's Museum. Don speaks around the world on the topic of museums, open data, hacking, and creative technology, promoting new uses of cultural collections. In his spare time, Don like to play saxophone and hang out with his cats and guinea pigs.
Matt Worhach, Ph.D.
Matt Worhach is a Georgetown CAPS Psychologist who is excited to be working with the CSJ! Matt received his B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Ithaca College. He then went on to receive his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Matt completed his internship year at the Catholic University of America Counseling Center, and his postdoctoral fellowship at the George Washington University Colonial Health Center. His clinical interests include LGBTQIA+ concerns, racial, ethnic, and gender identities, and social justice. In his free time, Matt loves to cook, see musical theatre, watch stand-up comedy, and read anything and everything.
Javier Jiménez is an Assistant Dean in Georgetown College, the largest and oldest undergraduate school at Georgetown. In this role, he advises juniors and seniors who major in foreign languages, comparative literature, history, and psychology. As an advisor, he helps students design their academic paths at Georgetown and especially advises them as they complete their degrees. Dean Jiménez also works closely with the Community Scholars Program, a fifty-year-old program that selects and nurtures first-generation students at Georgetown. In that capacity, he works with students, faculty, and staff in all four undergraduate schools, with the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA), the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP), and the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar. Dean Jiménez’s academic background is in literary and cultural studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, where his studies focused on antislavery narratives in Cuba, Brazil, and the United States. At Georgetown, he gets to occasionally indulge in teaching courses in writing, Latinx literature and culture, and Spanish language.
Sgt. Mike Bunker
Sergeant Mike Bunker serves as a Police Lieutenant and Community Policing Officer for the Georgetown University Police Department. In this role he offers numerous presentations to the Georgetown community to ensure they are safe and their voices are heard. Mike has worked in law enforcement for the past 15 years, working at George Mason University, City of Falls Church, and Georgetown University. Prior to starting his career in law enforcement he served in the United States Coast Guard for over 12 years. His most recent accomplishment is the completion of his Masters in Project Management from Georgetown. Mike enjoys being on his boat as much as possible and enjoys any activity that is on or near the water.