Committees & Working Groups

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Executive Committee

Supervise ERAC and its subcommittees. Members assist with operations, planning, and decision-making. Maintain ERAC website. Also, maintain open communication with the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Executive Committee Members

Lisa Collins
Chair and Treasurer
Hollie Tran
Vice Chair
Tess Gillespie
Chris Halladay
Human Resources Ex-Officio
Shannon Keefer
Chair Ex-Officio
FSCN and FSPN ex-officio

Campus Engagement/Events

Increase ERAC’s presence on campus. Identify opportunities for ERAC to become involved with campus activities. Includes external activities such as community volunteer opportunities. Responsible for planning and implementing ERAC’s annual community service activity. 

Design and implement staff oriented, campus-wide programs. Also responsible for regularly scheduled events, such as Staff Development Day, Knowledge @ Noon, Staff Appreciation at athletics events such as basketball night, softball games, tailgating for football, etc. and outside special events such as Phantoms/Iron Pigs games.

Campus Engagement Members

Alison O'Connell
Trish Ripka
Scott Burden
Mark Piskorski
Justin Patterson
Monica Guiher
Ricky Houck
Susan Kanarek
Natalie Carey


Coordinate new membership nomination and selection process as well as the ERAC Distinguished Service Award.

Membership/Awards Members

Genna Albano
Jennifer Fetzer
Elias Makhoul
Heather Simoneau
Beth Yen


Responsible for coordinating the REACH cohort and planning the monthly sessions for the cohort members to attend.

REACH Committee Members

Erin Karahuta
Julie Bright
Jennifer Helmuth
Melissa Howard

Council for Equity & Community (CEC) Members

Jessica Scott
Jenny Stracke