Human Resources

Staff Committees 2021-2022


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

Robert Brigham  Conference and Events Planning
Laurel Brown  Facilities Services
Jessika Chi  Office for Institutional Diversity
Jess Gibson  Disability and Accessibility Resources
Theresa Lowrie  Disability and Accessibility Resources
Jason Parker  Web Support Services
Megan Simón  Student Engagement
Chris Toutain  Title IX Office
Alexandra Hrycak  Faculty


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

Emily Cardinal  Financial Aid
Marianne Colgrove CIS
Toria Ellis  Reactor
Josianne Quitta  Disability and Accessibility Resources
Fiona Simms  Development
Colby Westhead  Conference and Events Planning


Childcare Committee website

This committee's charge is to continue its collaboration with Growing Seeds to ensure the success of the childcare center.

Kathy Oleson  Dean of the Faculty
Sabrina Schroerlucke  Psychology
Shania Siron  Center for Life Beyond Reed
Joel Franklin  Faculty
Gail Sherman 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.

Ann Matsushima Chiu  Library
Doris Hall  Facilities
Tony Boston  Office for Institutional Diversity
D Seright  Health and Counseling Center
Hayden Todd  Center for Life Beyond Reed
Michelle Valintis  Human Resources

Computing Policy

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

Marianne Colgrove  CIS
Dena Hutto  Library
Jolina Kwong Caputo  Dean of the Faculty 
Christine Morita-McVey  CIS
Ben Poliakoff  Technology Infrastructure
Sandy Sundstrom  Financial Aid
Mike Tamada  Institutional Research
Rob Tust  Business Office
Hugh Hochman  Faculty
Jasmine Jiang  Faculty
Shohei Kobayashi  Faculty
Charles McGuffey  Faculty
Alexander Montgomery  Faculty
Matt Pearson  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

Jessika Chi  Institutional Diversity
Bryan Kelly  Facilities Services
Josh Tackitt  CIS
Michelle Valintis 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

Alex Cherin  Development
Brittney Corrigan-McElroy  Conference and Events Planning
Greg Dyrek  Grounds
Amanda French  Student Engagement
Will Symms  Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs

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

Carrie Samuels  Alumni Programs & Annual Fund
Cameron Tanner  Student Life
Cami West  Office for Institutional Diversity
David Garrett  Faculty
Nathalia King  Faculty
Pancho Savery  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  Instructional Technology Services
Mark Bedau  Faculty
Michael Breen  Faculty

Quality of Life

This committee's charge is to make recommendations to improve the quality of work life for faculty and staff. Such recomendations 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

Lyn-Mara Eggleston  Library
Trina Paniagua  Financial Aid
Michelle Valintis  Human Resources
Jay Mellies  Faculty
Hyong Rhew  Faculty

Reed Entertainers Show

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

Jonathan Byrd  CIS
Rebecca Flynt  Auxiliary Services
Amy Lachenmeier  Grounds
Kevin Myers  Public Affairs
Taylor Smith  CIS

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

Brittney Corrigan-McElroy  Conference and Events Planning
Need one additional staff member to volunteer.
Shishei Tsang  SEEDS
Paul Currie  Faculty
Alexander Montgomery  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
Jay Ewing  Physics
Kristine Hayes  Biology
Randy Hicks  Chemistry
Louise Krampien  Art
Kori Lay  Environmental Health and Safety
Ry Malloy  Audio Visual Services
Terrie Money  Building Services
Cyrus Monsef  Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Programs
Morgan Olsen  Chemistry
Zac Perry  Grounds
April Sams  Environmental Health and Safety
Rusty Tennant  Theatre
Chris Toutain  Student Life
Dhyana Westfall  Community Safety
Greg Wilkinson  Psychology
Cypress Williams  Human Resources
Mark Beck  Faculty
Rebecca LaLonde  Faculty

Sexual Misconduct Board

This committee's charge is to hear cases brought by any member 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.

*Assignments will be posted at a later date

 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. 

Amanda French  Office of Student Engagement
Emily McNulty-Scripter  Development
Deniz Menemenci  Admission
Tony Palomino  CUS
Michelle Valintis  Human Resources


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

Esther Forbyn  Facilities Services
Kristy Gonyer  Dean of the Faculty 
Lisa Leonard  Conference and Events Planning
Zac Perry  Grounds Maintenance
April Sams  Environmental Health and Safety
Steve Yeadon  Facilities Operations
Arthur Glasfeld  Faculty
Julia Michaels  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 28, 2022.

Danielle Cass  Chemistry
Gwen Sandford   International Student Services


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.

Cory Chambers  Faculty Administrative Coordinators
Owen Gross  Physics
Anne Ha  Dean of the Faculty 
Kori Lay  Environmental Health and Safety
Erica Nukaya  Business Office
Martha Schlitt  Registrar's Office
Leslie White  Human Resources