Study Abroad Regional Assistant Directors

About Our Regional Assistant Directors

Our Institutional Relations (IR) team members are located throughout the United States, and serve as a point of contact and regional resource for students and advisors.

They are skilled professionals who have notable experience in the field of education abroad, both as participants and as on-campus advisors. The team is comprised of two Associate Directors, Kelly Lampe and Wendy Lombardo who work with a specific group of institutions, three Assistant Directors and three Program Representatives who have geographic responsibilities.

Campus Visits

The members of our Institutional Relations team are available for campus presentations to your faculty, administrators, staff and students. They are specialists who are knowledgeable about Arcadia's program offerings and have visited most of our program sites. For newer advisors, the team members can serve as a valuable resource for learning about the field. For seasoned advisors, the campus visit can provide a forum to update you on program developments. In collaboration with our program managers, our IR team members are happy to work with you in conducting pre-departure orientations for students enrolled in Arcadia programs. Listed below are the team members and the regions for those with a regional area of responsibility.

Regional Assistant Directors Map

Institutional Relations Team


John Wells
Director, Institutional Relations
tel: 215-688-0938

Kelly Lampe
Associate Director, Institutional Relations
tel: 267-218-1263

Wendy Lombardo
Associate Director, Institutional Relations
tel: 267-481-5793


Southwest Region

Bridget Donoghue Vornholt
Assistant Director
tel: 215-385-4950

Northeast and Northwest Regions

Julia Dougherty
Program Representative
tel: 267-218-1001

South Central and Mountain Regions

Jane Thiele
Assistant Director
tel: 215-385-0919

Southeast Region

Melissa Chambers
Assistant Director
tel: 267-218-0250

Midwest Region

Aubrey (Hale) Tranter
Program Representative
tel: 215-920-3240

Mid-Atlantic Region and Ohio

Jillian Burdziak
Program Representative
tel: 215-317-4016