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Our Staff

 

saurav bhandarySaurav Bhandary 

Development Services Specialist

Saurav joined Oglethorpe University as the Development Services Specialist in May of 2019. He is a Nepali citizen and was born and raised in Meghauli, Nepal. Saurav is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College (USA) with a degree in Economics, and he currently holds the designation of Blackbaud Certified in Raiser’s Edge (bCRE-Pro). He has previously worked at Birmingham-Southern College, The UNA-USA Greater Birmingham Chapter and most recently at Atlanta International School. He is actively involved within the local nonprofit community and serves on the Board committee for SABHA, Inc. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time volunteering, hiking, playing soccer and traveling.

Kathryn Henderson

Principal Gifts Officer

Kathryn graduated from Oglethorpe with a degree in Communication and Rhetoric Studies. After graduation Kathryn remained actively involved with Oglethorpe and served on the Young Alumni Committee. In 2019, she returned to Oglethorpe as the Principal Gifts Officer in the Development Office. Before returning to campus Kathryn served as the Major Gifts Officer at the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and the Database Manager for Families First. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on their Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee as well as the National Philanthropy Day Committee. As a native of Atlanta Kathryn enjoys taking advantage of all the local social and cultural entertainment Atlanta has to offer, particularly the incredible restaurants. When free she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family. In the fall you will likely find her between the hedges cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!

Phone: 404-364-8439 
Email: khenderson1@oglethorpe.edu

Barb HenryBarbara Bessmer Henry ’85

Director of Donor and Volunteer Relations

Barbara (Barb) joined the Development and Alumni Relations Department in 2003 after 15 years in the Admission Office. She has a BBA in economics from Oglethorpe and enjoyed a career in the financial services industry prior to returning to Oglethorpe. She is a member of CASE (the Council for Advancement and Support of Education). Barb is married to her college sweetheart Don Henry ’83 and they have 3 children, their youngest graduated from Oglethorpe in the class of 2020.

kristy henryKristy Henry

Director of the Annual Fund

Kristy is an engineering graduate from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. After graduation, she worked in the biotechnology industry and received her MBA from Auburn University. Kristy joined Oglethorpe University in 2018 as the Director of the Annual Fund. She previously served as Director of Annual Giving for Barry University in Miami, FL and also held roles in athletics development for the University of Miami Hurricane Club and the North Carolina State Wolfpack Club. An avid college sports fan, Kristy enjoys traveling to games and spending time with family and friends. Kristy and her daughter reside in Marietta.

Phone: 404.364.8338
Email: khenry2@oglethorpe.edu 


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Andrea Sharper

Director of Development Operations

Andrea Sharper has spent the last 15 years building her career in advancement services and fundraising operations in the Atlanta area. Previously working for The American Red Cross, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The National Kidney Foundation and most recently, The American College of Rheumatology where she was the Sr. Specialist for the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Andrea enjoys serving her Sandy Springs community volunteering for The Healthy Youth USA Foundation as an executive board member; serving as the finance chair for Woodland Elementary Charter School’s governance board and finance committee board member at her church. Both Andrea and husband Charles are natives of Michigan and the proud parents of Tyson, Olivia and US Airman, Caleb.

Maura Springstead ’18

Philanthropy and Digital Appeals Specialist

Maura graduated from Oglethorpe University with a degree in English Literature and Language. After graduation, she attended the University of Alabama where she completed an MS in Marketing with a specialization in Digital and Social Media. In 2020, she returned to Oglethorpe as the Philanthropy and Digital Appeals Specialist in the Development Office. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, yoga, and spending time with her family.

Phone: 706-248-5742
Email: mspringstead@oglethorpe.edu

Clara St. Urbain ’14

Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Clara joined the Alumni Relations team in March of 2019. She graduated from Oglethorpe University with a Degree in Communications and Rhetoric Studies. After graduating she remained in Atlanta working in software and later as the Director of Operations at Tailored Living of Marietta. Clara is thrilled to be back on campus working with students and alumni. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing soccer and traveling.

Mary Rinaldi WinnMary Rinaldi Winn

Director of Alumni Relations

Mary joined the Oglethorpe University staff as the Director of Alumni Relations in the summer of 2015. Before arriving on the higher education scene in the Alumnae Relations department at Agnes Scott College in 2012, Mary spent most of her career in marketing and business development roles in the US and Europe. Mary holds a B.A. in French from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. A native Atlantan, Mary is thrilled to be back in Atlanta raising her two daughters near family and lifelong friends.