Meet the Team!

Executive Council

Your ECOS Executive Council is made up of five elected members and three non-elected members. Elected members participate in Executive Council votes; these positions are the President, the Executive Vice President, the VP of Academic Affairs, the VP of Financial Affairs, and the VP of Student Engagement. The non-elected members do not participate in votes, but still play important roles on Executive Council. These positions are the Parliamentarian, Chief of Staff, and Recording Secretary. 

Maddie Reifsteck (she/her)

President -

Maddie Reifsteck serves as the ECOS Executive President. She is double majoring in Marine Science and Creative Writing. She is a senior from Portland, Oregon. She spends her free time reading or going downtown to get something fun to eat! If you can't find her in Brown Hall, Maddie also works around campus as a student ambassador and an Arabic tutor, and she's a semi-regular visitor to the Writer's Room. If you need to reach her, you can always contact at

Madi Ryan (she/her)

Executive Vice President -

Madi Ryan serves as the ECOS Executive Vice President. She is a senior from Denver, Colorado, majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations and Global Affairs. This is her second year on ECOS previously being the Vice President of Academic Affairs. As EVP, she runs Senate meetings (which are open to the Eckerd comunity) and organizes the Dorm Olympics. She also provides student clubs with support. You can contact her at if you need anything!


Aja Jones (she/her)

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Aja Jones is from Jacksonville, FL. She is an Animal Studies and Marketing major. On-campus, she is an Residential Advisor, President of Afro-American Society, and Co-Captain of Eckerd Cheer. As VPAA, she is the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, which acts as a liaison between students, ASPEC, faculty, and staff. She wants and hopes to continue on keeping an open and honest line of communication between students and faculty. Never hesitate to reach out or stop and talk to her with any concerns that you have. 


Anna Novak (she/her)

Vice President of Financial Affairs -

Anna Novak is a double major in Sociology and Environmental Studies. This is her second year in the VPAA Position, she is a senior at Eckerd. As VP of Financial Affairs, she chairs the FA Committee, oversees club allocations, processes reimbursements, as well as many other duties. She is in charge of distributing the student activity fee and makes sure clubs are making environmentally responsible purchases. She is available through the VPAA email and is excited to see what this fiscal year brings!


Preciosa (Prech) Potesak (They/Them)

Vice President of Student Engagement -

Prech Potesak is majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Chinese. They are a junior at Eckerd and have been involved with a variety of clubs on campus. As VPSE, they are responsible for ensuring a strong communication between ECOS and the Student Body. Their committee works to inform the students with current projects, budgets, and events. They manage ECOS social media, website, posters, and logos. They enjoy collaborating and communicating with others in order to make the campus more inclusive for everyone. As well as planning exciting events for the Eckerd community to enjoy! If you have any fun ideas or concern or even want to collaborate, feel free to reach out to them through their email.

Jayden Montgomery (he/him)

Cultural Council Liaison 

Jayden is a sophomore at Eckerd and plans to double major in environmental studies and animal studies with a minor in leadership. A fun fact about him is that Florida is the sixth state he's lived in! As the this year's cultural council liaison he plans to promote Eckerd's cultural clubs and make a more inclusive space for students to get involved. 

Lyla Blanchard (she/her)

Chief of Staff -

 Lyla Blanchard is a junior here at Eckerd College with majors in Animal Studies and Psychology and a minor in Spanish. This year, her main role will be overseeing and collaborating with the ECOS cabinet as well as helping these individuals to effectively take hold of their own positions too! As Chief of Staff, she will also be in charge of dorm shirts, discount cards, and planning my own fun events on campus as well! In addition to being a dedicated member of the ECOS exec board, she am also a co-captain for the Eckerd College Cheerleading Team, a member of the Peace Corps Prep Program, lab manager for the Cognition and Reasoning Lab, a part of the tri-tones a cappella/vocal club, a Lead Mentor, and she have my dog named Kapser on campus with me! She is looking forward to a productive and joyful year full of sunshine!

Caitlin Robinson (she/her)

Parliamentarian -

Caitlin Robinson is in her sophomore year at Eckerd. A fun fact about her is that was has been nationally ranked for synchronized swimming for three years! As Parliamentarian, she oversees club chartering and ensures the ECOS Constitution is followed and respected. She serves as a procedural consultant to the president and members of ECOS. 

Marley Hellerstein (they/them)

Recording Secretary 

Marley is a sophomore this year at Eckerd. A fun fact about them is that they have studied Chinese for almost four consecutive years! The Recording Secretary takes minutes at all Senate, Executive Board, and Cabinet meetings. They maintain the Project Tracker for Senate, Executive Board, and Cabinet members. Documents will be kept organized and available to the public.