UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Community Service Committee


To provide UNC Kenan-Flagler students with a diverse, engaging and meaningful set of service opportunities so that they may utilize their skills and talents to positively impact our immediate and broader global communities.

Leadership Team

BarhorstEllie Barhorst - President

Ellie is concentrating in Marketing and Healthcare. She grew up in Louisville, KY, and graduated from Centre College with majors in International Relations and English in 2011. Prior to business school, Ellie worked in marketing for Brown-Forman Corporation and in healthcare fundraising for the Duke Cancer Institute. Ellie has always had a passion for giving back to her community and has been very involved with the Kentucky Humane Society, Girls on the Run, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys seeing live music, running and hiking with her dogs, and practicing yoga. This summer Ellie will be at MailChimp in Atlanta as a product marketing intern. Contact: eleanor_barhorst@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Don Tucker - Director of Business Cares Events


Soraya Alivandi - Director of Community Outreach Events

Soraya Alivandi is concentrating in Operations Management and Sustainable Enterprise. Soraya graduated from Tufts University with majors in International Relations and the Arabic Language in 2011. Since then, Soraya has worked in the defense, higher education, and technology industries. Prior to her start at Kenan-Flagler, Soraya worked at her alma mater as a technology project manager, supporting the fundraising division of the university. In addition, Soraya played an active role in the Junior League of Boston, a women's service organization, leading a nutrition and wellness program for young girls in the Boston area. This summer, Soraya will be interning at PepsiCo in New York City, in a Global Procurement role. Contact: Soraya_Alivandi@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Paul McBride

Paul McBride - Director of Education Events

Paul grew up in Baltimore, MD and completed his undergraduate degree at Trinity College. He started his career working in operations roles for ABB, a global Power & Automation firm. Most recently, he worked for the leading event management SaaS company, Cvent, as an Enterprise Account Executive selling software and services to Fortune 500 companies. Paul came to Kenan-Flagler with plans to pursue marketing for his career post-MBA, and will be spending the summer with Cisco. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, volunteering, and spending time with friends & family. Contact:  paul_mcbride@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Steve Kern
Steve Kern - Director of Fundraising Events
Steve has spent the past 6 years in healthcare and is continuing his studies in Healthcare and Marketing. After obtaining a Biomedical Engineering degree from UVA, Steve joined Epic Systems as an implementation consultant. After 3 freezing winters in Wisconsin, Steve transitioned the then-startup Privia Health in Washington, DC where he led the market entry into NY State. Steve will be joining Amgen’s Commercial Leadership Program internship this summer. In his free time, Steve enjoys live music, golf, and scuba diving. Contact: steven_kern@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Jen StutsmanJen Stutsman - Director of International Service

Jen is a Colorado native, but she has lived in over a dozen cities around the world. She started her career in public policy by working on political campaigns and serving in the Obama Administration as the press secretary at the Department of Energy. She has worked in positions across the public, private and non-profit sectors, including leading a global health technology company in Kenya, Maisha Meds, prior to graduate school. Jen is pursuing a dual degree with Kenan-Flagler and UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. She will spend this summer interning with GlaxoSmithKline in North Carolina as part of the company’s pharmaceutical leadership development program. Contact: jen_stutsman@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Matthew BartschMatthew Bartsch - Director of Mentoring

Matt grew up in northern New Jersey where he was born, raised and went to undergrad at The College of New Jersey, majoring in accounting. Prior to coming to KFBS, he worked at Deloitte as an auditor in the Travel & Hospitality and Automotive industries. In his free time, Matt enjoys road cycling, cooking and pretending to be an amateur curler. This summer he is going to work for Amazon in Seattle as a Product Manager. Contact: Matthew_Bartsch@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Reinaldo CaravellasReinaldo Caravellas - Director of International Service

Reinaldo is a Brazilian student who started his career in the new ventures sector while working as a part-time statistics professor. Before coming to UNC, Reinaldo worked in the Business Education sector for 5 years where he developed his passion for restructuring processes. He is concentrating in operations and management consulting and will join McKinsey & Company for his summer internship. He is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) and is currently a Kenan Scholars doing research on this topic. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, watching horror movies, TV drama series, listening to electronic music and talking to family and friends from Brazil. Contact: reinaldo_caravellas@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Learn More

If you are a student interested in volunteering or a club/organization representative and wish to get your group involved, please contact Ellie Barhorst: