Human Resources

Staff Committees 2023-2024


This committee's charge is to review institutional priorities, to educate the community, and to address current and future concerns related to accessibility issues across the campus.

Jess Gibson  Disability & Accessibility Resources
Madeline Willon  Disability & Accessibility Resources
Chris Toutain  Student Life
Megan Simón  Residence Life
Maxwell Goss  Health & Counseling Services
Sarah Cavanaugh  Center for Life Beyond Reed
Aaron Haddeland
  Environmental Health & Safety
Angie Beiriger  Library
Ellen Kotler  Institutional Research
Jason Parker  Information Technology
Leslie White  Human Resources
Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado


This committee's charge is to plan the annual show of artistic works by college staff and faculty.

Lin Reedijk  Dean of the Faculty
Toria Ellis  Reactor Facility
Stella Lilien  Treasurer
Tess Buchannan  Advancement
Destinee Nelons  Residence Life


Childcare Committee website

This committee's charge is to continue its collaboration with the on-campus childcare provider to ensure the success of the childcare center.

Kathy Oleson  Dean of the Faculty
Kristina Vela Bisbee  Library
Darcy Tanner  Dean of the Faculty
Danielle Cass  Faculty
Mariela Daby  Faculty

Staff Committee on Diversity

The Staff Committee on Diversity will make recommendations to senior leadership that it believes would lead to the enhanced recruitment and retention of staff from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups, especially racial and ethnic groups. The Staff CoD will also make recommendations to senior leadership to promote inclusive and culturally responsive practices within the college’s departments and across its units. In partnership with the Office for Institutional Diversity and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Staff CoD will promote education, communication, and dialogue between and among campus constituencies on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Phyllis Esposito  Institutional Diversity 
Heather Quinn-Barron  
Human Resources
Payam Damghani  
Information Technology
Michelle Marquez  Information Technology
Sabrina Murray  Student Engagement
Sheena McFarland  Public Affairs
Rachel Willis  Environmental Health & Safety
Alex Harris  Admission
Claudia Ramirez Islas  Student & Campus Life

Computing Planning and Policy Committee

This committee's charge is to develop and enact policies for the use of information technology at Reed College.

Val Moreno  Information Technology
Jolina Kwong Caputo  Dean of the Faculty
Trina Marmarelli  Information Technology
Dena Hutto Library
Rob Tust 
Business Office
Mike Tamada  
Institutional Research
Christine Morita-McVey  Information Technology
Sandy Sundstrom  
Financial Aid
Mark Bedau  Faculty
Jay Dickson  Faculty
Aki Miyoshi  Faculty
Alex Montgomery  Faculty
Lenny Wainstein  Faculty

Excellence Award

This committee's charge is to evaluate the Staff Excellence Award nominations received each spring, referring 0-3 recipients to the president for approval.

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

April Sams  Environmental Health & Safety
Jolina Kwong Caputo  Dean of the Faculty
Eric Alwine  Library
Cypress Williams  Human Resources

Gray Fund

This committee’s charge is to plan Gray Fund social, recreational and educational events for the community.

Term: 2 academic years, staggered terms

Gabriela Elkins  Conference and Events Planning
Amanda French  Student Engagement
Will Symms  Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs
Melanie Evans  Health & Counseling Services
Jahmekya Birhan-Copland  Advancement
Cindy Everetts  Health & Counseling Services

Heritage Programming

This committee's charge is to lead the efforts to organize campus projects, programs, events or celebrations that highlight the rich depth of culture that members of our community share. Committee members are encouraged to form subcommittees in an effort to collaborate with Reed community members (staff, faculty and students). Heritage Programmings are sponsored by the Office for Institutional Diversity. OID has identified the following six heritage events that members from this committee are charged with carrying forward:

Asian American & Pacific Islander Month
Black History Month
Latina/o/x/e Heritage Month
Native & Indigenous Heritage Month

Phu Nguyen  Institutional Diversity
Pablo Brito  Residence Life
Kyle Malin  Health & Counseling Services
Lisa Leonard  Conference & Events Planning
Siira Rieschl  Biology
Caleah James  Library

Honor Council

This committee's charge is to educate members of the community about the meaning and importance of honorable conduct. Additionally, this committee provides 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

Steve Abrahão  Student Life
Cameron Tanner  Student Life
Sabrina Murray  Student Engagement
Jamie Pommersheim  Faculty
Lucía Martínez Valdivia  Faculty
Kristin Scheible  Faculty


This committee's charge is to review and formally respond with recommendations to community-wide legislative proposals. Committee recommendations are communicated to the Community Affairs Committee, student body Senate, and staff, regardless of who initiated the proposal. Recommendations may include consulting with experts and/or interested parties, forming an ad hoc committee for further evaluation, drafting legislation, or discouraging legislative actions.

Jason Maher  Registrar's Office
Trina Marmarelli  
Information Technology
Jerry Newhouse  Reactor Facility
Sarah Fleischauer  Health & Counseling Services
Josh Howe
Michael Faletra  Faculty

Quality of Life

This committee's charge is to make recommendations to improve the quality of work life for faculty and staff. Such recommendations are to be made after study of the literature on employee success and what makes a great place to work.

Term: staff: 3 academic years, staggered terms

Beth Platte  Information Technology
L'Keisha Riley  Health & Counseling Services
Rachel Willis  Environmental Health & Safety
Dhyana Westfall  Community Safety
Meg Andrews  Dean of the Faculty
Heather Quinn-Barron  Human Resources
Maureen Harkin  Faculty
Alexandra Hrycak  Faculty

Reed Entertainers Show

This committee's charge is to plan the annual talent show for staff and faculty.

Lauren Rennan  Public Affairs
Jacob Bitney  College Relations
Autumn Barber  Public Affairs
Emily McNulty Scripter  Advancement

Reed Union

This committee's charge is to assist in planning and coordinating all-community meetings (Reed Unions) when matters of specific relevance to the Reed community arise.

Term: 2 academic years; staggered terms

Gregory MacNaughton  Library
Jerry Newhouse  Reactor Facility
Alex Montgomery  Faculty
Aaron Ramirez  Faculty


This committee's charge is to give employees the opportunity to play an important role in keeping our workplace free of hazards. Members attend monthly meetings and conduct quarterly building inspections.

Toria Ellis  Reactor Facility
Jay Ewing
Louise Krampien  Art
April Sams  Environmental Health & Safety
Jeff Brown  Biology
Randy Hicks Chemistry
Ry Malloy Audio Visual Services
Rusty Tennant Theatre
Todd McCormack Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs
Tom Wassum  
Colton Lynn  Animal Research Manager
Cypress Williams  Human Resources
Austen Derry  Building Services
Vanessa Guerrero  Residence Life
Dhyana Wesfall Community Safety
Kathy Oleson  Dean of the Faculty
Charles McGuffey  Faculty
Hyong Rhew  Faculty

Staff Recognition Lunch

This committee's charge is to plan the annual recognition lunch to celebrate staff and their service milestones and to present the Staff Excellence Award. 

Fiona Ahn  International Student Services
L'Keisha Riley  Health & Counseling Services
Aaron Percell  Public Affairs
Stella Lilien  Treasurer
María Granados  Human Resources
Tom Wassum  Facilities Services


This committee's charge is to make recommendations to college leadership that advance our environmental sustainability.

Rachel Willis  Environmental Health & Safety
April Sams  Environmental Health & Safety
Zac Perry 
 Facilities Services
Kristy Gonyer  Dean of the Faculty
Britany Robinson  Public Affairs
Owen Gross  Physics
Josie Griffin  Information Technology
Amy Hesse  Advancement
Laura Buchholz  Library
Lisa Leonard  Conference & Events Planning
Lynn Valenter  Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Steve Yeadon  Director of Facilities Operations
Troy Cross  Faculty
Lynne Gratz  Faculty
Fathimath Musthaq  Faculty

Take Your Child to Work Day

This committee's charge is to plan and coordinate the annual event for children of staff and faculty which will take place on April 25, 2024.

Siira Rieschl  Biology
Jennifer Wilkins  College Relations Information Systems
Lauren Rennan  Public Affairs


Wellness Committee website

This committee's charge is to develop, promote, and implement programs to enhance the health and well-being of Reed community members.

Fiona Ahn  International Student Services
Melanie Evans  Health & Counseling Services
Rebecca Jacobson  Public Affairs
Maxwell Goss  Health & Counseling Services
Erica Nukaya 
 Business Office
Deena Hofstad  Human Resources
Elizabeth Knight  Health & Counseling Services