Meet the Advising Team

Mae Cooper

Mae serves as a volunteer advisor for the PAF program by providing feedback, support, and coaching to help the PAF’s in their professional development. Mae advises the PAF’s by cultivating professional competencies and identifying opportunities to support their growth as a cohort and within their PAF placements. In her regular role at GW, she is the Learning and Development Manager in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. In this role, she supports professional development for GW staff with a focus on fundraising, management, and collaboration skills.

Dr. Toby Davidow

Toby Davidow administers the day-to-day operations of the PAF program in collaboration with others on the PAF Advising Team. Her role includes recruitment, selection, orientation and ongoing career and professional development activities. She also serves as the main point of contact for inquiries and program activities for PAFs, Preceptors and other university stakeholders.

Dr. Peter Konwerski

Peter Konwerski oversees the overall direction and activities of the PAF program in collaboration with university leadership, others on the PAF Advising Team, and the PAFs. He facilitates opportunities for university leadership (trustees, vice presidents, deans), faculty, staff, and alumni (particularly PAF alumni) to be meaningfully engaged with the PAFs, especially through career and professional development and mentorship activities.

Dr. Kathryn Newcomer

Kathryn Newcomer represents Academic Affairs in the administration of the PAF program. She promotes and encourages high academic performance of all PAFs through participation in meetings and retreats and provides academic advice to PAFs when requested.

Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder manages the overall direction and activities of the PAF program in collaboration with university leadership, others on the PAF Advising Team, and the PAFs. He facilitates the ongoing activities of the PAF Advising Team and oversees the recruitment, selection, and training processes.