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The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, President-elect, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Chairpersons of the standing committees. At least one representative from each constituency is included on the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is convened by the President when the advice of the Staff Senate is requested in the interim between regular meetings of the full Staff Senate. The committee provides advice to the President on issues before the Staff Senate.

Members: Mark Murphy (chair), Tamara Bautista, Julie Brackeva-Phillips, Gina Butler, Amy Driscoll McNulty, Kelli Cali, Kristi Klien, Kevin Roginski, Bryn Schofield


The Communications Committee will improve university wide communiucation by updating the Staff Senate website and promoting awareness of this website; revisit existing procedures and modify where needed, and utilize social media for promoting Staff Senate programs.

Members: Julie Brackeva-Phillips (chair), Stephanie Adamec, Tamara Bautista, Amy Driscoll McNulty, Rose Ann Jubinski

Election & Membership

The Election and Membership Committee will fill vacancies on university committees, coordinate Staff Senate elections, and the annual Meet & Greet.

Members: Amy Driscoll McNulty (chair), Julie Brackeva-Phillips, Kelli Cali, Lucia Grissinger, Gerry Loveless


The Finance Committee shall use university funding wisely.

Members: Amy Driscoll McNulty (chair), Gina Butler, Lisa Bealla, Tim Barrett

Social Events & Community Building

The Social Events and Community Building Committee will provide community building opportunities among staff with a "welcoming session" for new employees at the beginning of the fall semester, establish a system for contributing money to charities, organize food drives, identify other activities, and review roundtable discussion procedures. Plans also include coordinating with the 125th Anniversary of The University of Scranton activities to avoid schedule conflicts.

Members: Kristi Klien (co-chair), Kevin Roginski (co-chair), Ann Barnoski, Tom Coleman, Kelly Cook, Sherry Edwards, Lori Flynn, Steve Hallock, Caitlyn Hollingshead, Eugene Kohut, Gerry Loveless, Janice Mecadon, Mary Ellen Pichiarello, Ryan Puksta, Bryn Schofield, Sue Shimsky, Kyle Thomas, Cindy Tokash

Staff Development

The Staff Development Committee will ensure the awareness and availability of opportunities for staff that will assist in their personal and professional development through updating and circulating the Employee Resource Document, continued work on a staff mentoring program, a fall program on Ergonomics and a spring program with the Jesuit Center.

Members: Kelli Cali (co-chair), Bryn Schofield (co-chair), Ann Barnoski, Lisa Bealla, Chris Carter, Kristi Klien, Bernie Krzan, Gerry Loveless, Jennifer Pennington (volunteer), Bill Pilger, Ryan Puksta, Kevin Roginski, Mary Sheils, Sue Shimsky, Cindy Tokash

Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards

The Staff Recognition and Excellence Committee will provide equitable recognition of staff members through the Sursum Corda Award, acknowledge staff who have completed degrees, coordinate monthly Spirit Awards, explore new ways of recognizing staff, review current procedures, and coordinate Annual Awards Luncheon.

Members: Gina Butler (co-chair), Tamara Bautista (co-chair), Lisa Bealla, Sherry Edwards, Lori Flynn, Caitlyn Hollingshead, Janice Mecadon, Eileen Notarianni (volunteer), Mary Ellen Pichiarello