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

Hollie Tran
Chair and Treasurer
Jennifer Helmuth
Vice Chair
Beth Yen
Chris Halladay
Human Resources Ex-Officio
Lisa Collins
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
Jessica Jackson
Justin Patterson
Monica Guiher
Ricky Houck
Susan Kanarek


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

Membership/Awards Members

Cindi Deutsch
Heather Simoneau
Elias Makhoul


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

REACH Committee Members

Julie Bright
Melissa Howard
Jessica Scott


Responsible for sharing the work of the CEC (Council for Equity & Community) with the ERAC team.

CEC Committee Members

Melissa Blomkvist
Tess Gillespie

Lehigh Strategic Plan

Responsible for sharing the work of the Strategic Plan with the ERAC team.

Lehigh Strategic Plan Committee Members

Pat Mann