Human Resources

Staff & Faculty Committees 2016-17


Review institutional priorities, educate the community, and to address current and future concerns related to accessibility issues across the campus.

  • Clea Taylor Residence Life
  • Falone Serna Admission
  • Julie Maxfield Dean of Students Office
  • Katrina Tanner Human Resources
  • Laura Buchholz Library
  • Pepita Payne HCC
  • Sarah Sharp Registrar's Office
  • Steve Yeadon Building Mainteance
  • Theresa Lowrie DSS
  • Derek Applewhite Faculty


Plan the annual show of artistic works presented by Reed College faculty and staff.

  • Gay Walker Library
  • Jeff Wright Development
  • Lin Reedijk Dean of the Faculty
  • Mandy Heaton Public Affairs
  • Martha Schlitt Registrar's Office
  • Matt Burnett Dean of Students Office

Awards / Recognition Lunch

Plan the annual staff recognition lunch to celebrate staff and their service milestones and to present the Excellence Award.

  • Abigail Bibee Library
  • Alice Harra CLBR
  • Claire Michie Development
  • Greg Wilkinson Psychology
  • Jane Woodcock Development
  • Julie Houser Community Safety
  • LaVonna Sydow Library
  • Lisa Mickola Dean of the Faculty
  • Pharoah Bolding Human Resources
  • Randy Hicks Chemistry
  • Sandy Sundstrom Financial Aid


Childcare Committee website

  • Amy Schuckman Residence Life
  • Matt Marcott Student Activities
  • Jennifer Corpus Faculty
  • Nathalia King Faculty

Committee on Diversity

Monitor the programs and policies adopted by the college in pursuing its commitment to diversity. Make recommendations about recruitment and under-represented ethnic and racial groups.

  • Dayspring Mattole The Office for Inclusive Community
  • Jessika Chi Institutional Diversity
  • Mary James Institutional Diversity
  • Michelle Valintis Human Resources
  • Milyon Trulove Admission
  • Kris Anderson Faculty
  • Miishen Carpentier Faculty
  • Kris Cohen Faculty
  • Adam Groce Faculty
  • Pancho Savery Faculty

Computing Policy

This committee is charged to:

  • serve as the principal forum for the discussion of technology problems and priorities for the institution;
  • maintain a framework for strategic technology planning and to identify technology priorities to be incorporated into institutional planning;
  • develop and enact policies for the use of information technology consistent with the goals and limitations of the college; and
  • identify the level of technological resources needed to achieve the college’s academic and administrative objectives.
  • Christine Morita-McVey CIS
  • Dena Hutto Library
  • Ellen Kotler Institutional Research
  • Gary Schlickeiser CIS
  • Jolina Kwong Caputo Dean of the Faculty
  • Marty Ringle CIS
  • Mike Tamada Institutional Research
  • Robert Tust Business Office
  • Hugh Hochman Faculty
  • Aki Miyoshi Faculty
  • Anna Ritz Faculty
  • LaShandra Sullivan Faculty
  • Steve Wasserstrom Faculty

Excellence Award

Evaluate the Excellence Award nominations received each spring, refer from 0-3 staff to the President for final approval.

Composition: the prior year's recipient(s), plus 1 recipient from two years prior

  • Danielle CassChemistry
  • Denise VanLeuven Music
  • Michelle Valintis Human Resources
  • Pharoah Bolding Human Resources
  • Taylor Smith CIS
  • Toni VonRuden Admission

Gray Fund

Assist in planning Gray Fund social, recreational and educational events for the community.

Composition: 2 staff members, faculty, students
Term: 2 academic years, staggered terms

  • Brittney Corrigan-McElroy CEP
  • Chris Atkins CIS
  • Caludia Ramirez Islas Student Activities
  • Kristin Holmberg Student Activities
  • Kristy Gonyer Biology
  • Will Symms AFOP
  • Zhenya Bershtein Faculty
  • LaShandra Sullivan Faculty

Honor Council

Responsible for educating members of the community about the meaning and importance of responsible and honorable conduct at Reed College. Additionally, provide advice to students seeking resolution of disputes and to informally mediate such disputes prior to more formal action.

Composition: students, faculty, and staff; an equal number of each
Term: 3 academic years; staggered terms

  • Carlie Stolz Development
  • Kathy Saitas Development
  • Trina Marmarelli Instructional Technology Services
  • Lucas Illing Faculty
  • Robert Knapp Faculty
  • Lena Lencek Faculty

McGill Lawrence/Davis

Read and rank students’ grant proposals for these two programs.

Composition: 2 staff members; 2 faculty members; ex-officio: CLBR- Fellowships Adviser, SEEDS Coordinator
Term: 1 academic year

  • Audrey Anderson Development
  • Jessika Chi Institutional Diversity
  • Meredith Dickinson SEEDS
  • Michelle Johnson Center for Life Beyond Reed
  • Michael Knutson Faculty
  • Misha TeramuraFaculty

Quality of Life

Evaluate and make recommendations to improve the quality of work life for faculty and staff.

Composition: 3 staff members; 3 faculty members; 2 ex-officio: Director of Human Resources and Assistant Director of Human Resources
Term: staff: 3 academic years, staggered terms

  • Bruce Van Buskirk Library
  • Cypress Cohen Human Resources
  • Josh Tackitt CIS
  • Karin Purdy Dean of Faculty Office
  • Katrina Tanner Human Resources
  • Mary James Institutional Diversity
  • Matthew Packwood Dean of the Faculty
  • Michelle Valintis Human Resources
  • Sarah Sharp Registrar's Office
  • Kim Clausing Faculty
  • Benjamin Lazier Faculty
  • Lisa Steinman Faculty

Reed Entertainers Show

Plan the annual talent show for Reed College faculty and staff.

Composition: 3-5 community members

  • Christina Barrett Reactor
  • Gaynor Hills Development
  • Jessica Kelly Financial Aid
  • Lindsay Stoddard Residence Life
  • Stephanie McCollough Public Affairs
  • Sydney Spiller Residence Life

Reed Union

Assist in planning and coordinating all-community meetings (Reed Unions) when matters of specific relevance to the Reed community arise.

Composition: 2 staff members, 2 faculty, and 3 students
Term: 2 academic years

  • Danielle Juncal Public Affairs
  • Dayspring Mattole Office for Inclusive Community
  • Kris Cohen Faculty
  • Robert KnappFaculty


Serving on the Safety Committee gives employees an opportunity to play an important role in keeping our workplace free of hazards. Members attend monthly meetings and conduct quarterly building inspections.

Composition: At least 4 members consisting of volunteer representatives, employer appointed representatives, and union representation. The total number of appointed representatives who can vote must not exceed the total number of volunteer members. The Safety Committee may also include ex-officio members; these members do not vote and do not affect the quorum.

  • April Karr EHS
  • Cathy Young EHS
  • Christina Barrett Reactor
  • Dhyana Westfall Community Safety
  • Jay Ewing Physics
  • Kristine Hayes Biology
  • Leslie White Human Resources
  • Lisa Mickola Dean of the Faculty
  • Louise Krampien Studio Art
  • Michele McPherson Facilities
  • Randy Hicks Chemistry
  • Rusty Tennant Theatre
  • Storm Fraelich Building Services
  • John EssickFaculty
  • Mark HinchliffFaculty


Coordinate the college’s activities in support of sustainability. Monitor the current environmental impact of the campus and report findings to the community. Encourage proposals and suggestions from the community for ways to improve current sustainability practices and help to determine which practices to investigate and adopt. Includes transportation matters.

  • April Karr EHS
  • John Kroger President's Offce
  • Towny Angell Facilities Services
  • Zac Perry Grounds Maintenance
  • Alan ShustermanFaculty
  • Minh Tran Faculty

Take Your Child to Work Day

Plan and coordinate the annual all-day event for children of staff and faculty.

  • Bonnie Ingersoll Center for Life Beyond Reed
  • Colleen Gotze Cooley Art Gallery
  • Jessika Chi Institutional Diversity
  • Jolina Kwong Caputo Dean of the Faculty
  • Matt Marcott Student Activites
  • Trina Paniagua Financial Aid

Title IX Board

Hear all cases brought by any current or former members of the Reed community against any individual who has allegedly committed an act of sexual misconduct while a member of the student body.

Composition: should consist of at least 6 staff together with all members of the student Judicial Board.

  • David Gruber Academic Support Services
  • Linda Maddux Library
  • Melinda Kahenbuhl Reactor
  • Rabeca Reese CIS
  • Todd Pangilinan CEP
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  • Nora McLaughlin (Advisor) Registrar's Office


Wellness Committee website

Develop, promote, and implement programs to promote the health and well-being of Reed College community members.

Composition: 5-7 staff members; 1 ex-officio: Medical Services Manager; 2 students; 1 faculty member

  • Barbara Amen Special Programs
  • Christina Barrett Reactor
  • Christine Hanolsy Alumni Relations
  • Cypress Cohen Human Resources
  • Dayna Lamb Biology
  • Julie Shannon History & Social Sciences
  • Kelsey Wirtzfeld Dean of Students Office
  • Lisa Mickola Dean of the Faculty
  • Liz Borman Sports Center
  • Maureen Mitchell HCC
  • Michele McPherson Facilities Services
  • Patrick Sandlin Bookstore