The President's Staff Advisory Council is a diverse group with membership drawn from across the University.  Please feel free to contact any of our members to get more information about SAC and its initiatives or to voice a concern or question. 

President's Staff Advisory Council 2018

2018 Co-Chairs

Jessica Pontarelli
Senior Communications Coordinator
Department of Physics

Email / 863-1490

Mike Leitao
Systems Analyst
Transportation & Card Office

Email / 863-7032


2017-2018 Term

Heather Ganinillo
Registered Nurse
Health Services
Shaira Kochubaeva
Assistant Director of International
Partnerships & Initiatives
Office of Global Engagement

Emily Nolan
Associate Director for Employer Relations
Center for Careers & Life After Brown
Josephine Okunola
Financial Aid Coordinator/Counselor
Warren Alpert Medical School
Purvang Patel
Department Manager
Department of Molecular Biology,
Cell Biology, & Biochemistry
Sam Sumeracki
Admission & Enrollment Specialist
School of Professional Studies
Andrew Sutherland
Senior Accountant/Analyst
Controller's Office
Holly Tran
Research Assistant
Department of Molecular Biology, 
Cell Biology, & Biochemistry
Beth Travers
Laboratory Manager
School of Engineering


2018-2019 Term

Geeta Chougule
Program Coordinator
Department of Molecular Biology, 
Cell Biology, & Biochemistry
Laura Dobler
Financial & Outreach Coordinator
Department of Computer Science
Tara Greenwood
Administrative Coordinator
Student & Employee Accessibility Services

Catherine Hanni
Department Manager
Department of Egyptology & Assyriology

Joel Hernandez
Administrative Assistant
School of Public Health
Liisa Laine
Project Coordinator
Facilities Management

Grace Young
Faculty Appointment Manager
Office of the Dean of the Faculty


Barbara Chernow
Executive Vice President for
Finance & Administration
Kimberly Roskiewicz
Assistant to the President