Human Resources Advisory Board Charge and Membership

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 Committee (SAC).

HRAB Membership for FY 2015-2016

Clyde Briant (Faculty)
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Term ends: June 2016

Rebecca Blum
Data Reporting & Analysis Manager
Bio Med Medical Affairs
Term ends: June 2016 

Karen Davis (Chair)
Vice President for Human Resources
University Human Resources
Human Resource Advisory Board

Lisa Galvin
Benefits Specialist
University Human Resources
Term ends: June 2016 

Beverly Ledbetter (Advisor)
Vice President and General Counsel
Office of the Vice President and General Counsel

Jesse Marsh
Graduate Program & Postdoctoral Coordinator
BioMed Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Term Ends: June 2017 

Drew Murphy (Ex-Officio) 
Director of Benefits 
University Human Resources

Christiana Provencal
Outreach Manager
Research Protections Office
Term ends: June 2016

Jill Rossi
Director of Alumni On-Campus Programs, Reuinions, & Special Projects
Alumni Relations
Term Ends: June 2017 

Christopher Schmid
Professor of Biostatistics
Public Health
Term Ends: June 2017 

Alfred Tente (Staff)
Electronics Technician
Term Ends: June 2016 

Kali Thomas
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Public Health
Term Ends: Junde 2017 

Contact Information

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