President: Jennifer Jasperse
The President oversees all House Board functions, from individual to collaborative efforts. She runs the weekly House Board meetings and coordinates activities and functions of the Board in accordance with the Building Director, Governors, and Alumnae. She also organizes various Building activities throughout the year, including Welcome Week, fundraisers, all-house votes, parties, and other events.
Secretary: Regan Bullister
The Secretary is responsible for recording the minutes of all House Board meetings; publishing and distributing the Cookie Sheet, a weekly newsletter for residents; and maintaining the hallway table and public bulletin boards. The Secretary approves material displayed in these two areas. Residents who wish to post information or fliers should contact the Secretary in order to obtain permission (if she is unavailable, the President may also be contacted).
Judiciary Chair: Emily Daigler
The Judiciary Chair is responsible for coordinating the Winter and Fall Room Draws and for organizing the Dessert for New Women, which takes place in the spring. She also serves as merchandise organizer.
Multi-Cultural Council Chairs:
Fatema Ahktar, Cheyenne Travioli, and Alex Vidro
The Multicultural Council Chairs are responsible for cultivating and promoting the many cultures and traditions present among the residents of the Building. Their main means of accomplishing this task is through the organization of active and passive monthly events, as well as helping the Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) with her events. One of the most well-known events that they will plan is International Tea, an annual celebration open to the entire University community, in which residents perform various cultural pieces and showcase tables representing different countries of the world.
RHA (Residence Hall Association) Representatives: Mina Juma and Audrey Parks
The RHA Representatives serve as delegates for the Building to the Residence Hall Association. They attend weekly RHA meetings, where they, along with representatives from other residence halls, discuss and vote on diverse issues regarding the community, environment, and student life within the residence halls.
Vice-President: Jenna Robey
The Vice President serves as the Social Chair and contact person for the majority of the MCB events, especially those events that are sponsored by the House Board. These events include special meals, dances, and Building outings. The Vice President publishes a social calendar at the beginning of each semester to notify the residents of upcoming activities and events.
Treasurer: Zoey Provenzano
The Treasurer is responsible for collecting house dues, managing the Martha Cook Student Organization account, and allotting funds generated from house dues to the House Board and to Martha Cook residents for social events and/or other worthy causes. She is responsible for creating a budget each semester and maintaining a record of all transactions.
Service Chair: Kirsten Smith
The Service Chair is responsible for ensuring that all residents sign up for and complete their house services. In order to fulfill this responsibility, and in order to plan exam snacks for the end of each semester, she works in close coordination with the Tea Chair and Dining Services.
Tea Chair: Sadie Cohen
The Tea Chair is responsible for coordinating Friday-afternoon teas. For each tea, she designates a theme, meets with Dining Services to plan a menu, and communicates with the Service Chair to make sure that all residents assigned for house service that week perform their duties.
Communications Chair: Brooke Huizenga
The Communications Chair is in charge of managing Martha Cook’s website, Facebook group, and other social media outlets. They are also responsible for distributing flyers and event advertisements both in House and around campus. She serves as a liaison for the building and the House Board and must continually foster good relationships with the rest of the U of M community.
Arts Chair: Emma Cook
The Arts Chair (Chorister) is responsible for cultivating an appreciation for the fine and performing arts in the building. Her responsibilities include starting MCB Grace, arranging music for Messiah Dinner, creating artistic field trips, and making art- and music-based events for residents.
Historian: Isabella Cavataio
The Historian is responsible for documenting information about Building residents and events, especially through photography. She compiles, formats, and produces the MCB Annual, a yearbook that aims to represent the entire Martha Cook community and to summarize the MCB experience for that year. Additionally, she prints and distributes the MCB Cookbook that is presented as a gift to graduating residents.