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 2017-2018

Interim Chair: Drew Murphy, Director of Benefits, University Human Resources

Advisor: Beverly Ledbetter, VP and General Counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel

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

Voting Members:

Isaac Albanese, Administrative Coordinator, Student Activities

Chi-Ming Hai, Professor of Medical Science, Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology

Christina Riel, Senior Payroll Specialist, Controller's Office

Jill Rossi, Director Of Alumni On-Campus Programs, Reunion & Special Projects, Alumni Relations

James Russell, Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science

Chris Schmid, Professor of Biostatistics, Public Health

Shannon Silva, Department Manager, Bio Med Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Holly Wilker, Administrative Manager, Dphb Academic Affairs

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 You may also contact individual HRAB members by referencing the member list above.