Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI Wilmington

Who We Are

OLLI is an academic learning cooperative governed by a volunteer council elected by the OLLI membership, supported by University of Delaware staff and by a community of other OLLI volunteers.

Are you interested in volunteering? Please reach out to our Council and let us know how you would like to help, by sending an email to LLL-Council@udel.edu.


Glenn Rill, Chair
Jean Youkers Executive Vice Chair
Bob Ehrlich, Vice Chair, Academics
Karen Stanley, Vice Chair, Membership
Helen McMahon, Financial Officer
Christopher Bassett
Martin Cohen
Judy Diner
Linda Julius
Craig Lewis
Sherry Rogers
Sharon Rosen
Shiela Smith
Phil Weinberg
Rebecca Worley
Gerri Sanchez (ex-officio), Immediate Past Council Chair
Pam Meitner (ex-officio), Council Advisor
TBD (ex-officio), Director
Becky Varlas (ex-officio), Secretary

University Staff

Karen Asenavage Loptes—Director, UD Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Jenna Cole—Program Coordinator, Wilmington and Online
Brian Medina—Technology Support Specialist II
Colleen Olexa—Administrative Assistant III
Gretchen Sailer—Office Support
Carl Snider—Audiovisual Technician
Pamela Vari—Administrative Assistant III
Tim Ward—Classroom Technology Technician III


Co-Chairs—Judy Diner and Rose Greer
(B) Fine Arts—Rolf Eriksen and Karen Foster
(C )Performing Arts: Participation— Brian Hanson and Sheila Normandeau
(D) General Studies—Tom Powderly
(E) Genealogy—Linda McMeniman and Carol Callaghan
(F) Culture & Social Studies— Rose Greer
(G) History: U.S.—Carolyn Stankiewicz
(G) History: Non-U.S.— Robert Ehrlich
(H) Literature—Susan Flook
(IA) International Affairs— Carolyn Stankiewicz
(J) Philosophy & Religion— Susan Dagenais
(K)Writing—Ruth Flexman
(L)(M)(N) Information Technology— PC and Mobile Devices—  Lew Martin
Information Technology—Mac—Andy Feiring
(O) Languages—Jackie Keoughan and Mary Shenvi
(P) Life Sciences—Saul Reine and Hisham Sherif
(Q) Health & Wellness: Tai Chi/ Yoga—Anna Marie D’Amico
(R) Physical Sciences & Math—Carolyn Stankiewicz
(S) Economics, Finance, Political Science, Law— Bruce Crawford, Eric Brucker,  Jack Schmutz (Emeritus)
(U) Community Services— Eleanor Pollak
(X) Extracurricular—Rose Greer and Gerri Sanchez

Secretary—Jean Youkers
Vice Chair, Academics (ex-officio)— Bob Ehrlich
Program Coordinator, Online (ex-officio)— Jenna Cole
Director (ex-officio)—TBD

OLLI Wilmington Committees

Book Sale
Bulletin Boards/Displays
New Member Relations and Volunteer Engagement
Reception Desk
Special Event Friday
Strategic Planning
UD Collaboration
Wireless Device Registration

Are you interested in volunteering? Please reach out to our Council and let us know how you would like to help, by sending an email to LLL-Council@udel.edu.