Human Resources Advisory Board

HRAB Charge

  • The Human Resources Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning policies, programs, and initiatives designed to support and promote the intellectual and professional development of the university's work force.
  • The Board considers such matters as the training and support provided to staff and faculty serving in administrative roles; orientation and support for new members of the work force; and the promotion of a healthy community within and between departments.
  • The Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning existing and proposed hiring and recruitment procedures and policies and compensation and benefits policies and programs for University faculty and staff.
  • With regard to faculty benefits and awards, the Human Resources Advisory Board coordinates with, and does not duplicate, the work of the CFED (Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity).


Members shall consist of the Vice President for Human Resources, four faculty members, and six staff members. Members shall serve staggered two-year terms. Director of Benefits shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member.

Appointment of Members

Faculty members are appointed by the Vice President for Human Resources with advice from the Committee on Nominations. Staff members are appointed by the Vice President for Human Resources with advice from the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).

HRAB Membership for FY 2018-2019

Chair: Kimberly Roskiewicz, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Operations, University Human Resources

Ex-Officio: Drew Murphy, Director of Benefits, University Human Resources

Voting Members:

Pedro Gozalo, Associate Professor of Health Services Policy & Practice (Research) - School of Public Health, Health Services Policy & Practice

Liza Hebert, Program Coordinator - Modern Culture and Media 

Rosemarie Martin, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences - School of Public Health, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

Mary-Catherine McCarthy, Next Generation Giving and Engagement Associate - Advancement

Tracie Mederos, Director, Finance and Operations - School of Professional Studies, Finance & Operations

Christina Riel, Senior Payroll Specialist - Controller's Office

James Russell, Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of  Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences - Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Holly Wilker, Administrative Manager, - Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Patricia Ybarra, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies - Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Quiana Young, Annual Giving Associate, Multicultural Programs - Advancement, Brown Annual Fund

Contact Information

The board welcomes your feedback. Please inform us of your thoughts and concerns by e-mailing us at [email protected]. You may also contact individual HRAB members by referencing the member list above.