Task Force Members

Task Force Leadership

Executive Sponsors

Dawn Rhodes, DBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Business and Finance Officer

Roger Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA, Provost, Executive Vice President, and Dean of the Graduate School


Malika Monger, MPA, PHR, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Flavius Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH, Vice Dean, Graduate School, and Vice Provost, Academic and Student Affairs

Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD, MA, Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer and Vice President

Project Managers

Patricia Hoffmann, MA, MSL, Director, Benefits Work/Life Strategies, and Compensation

Elisa Medina, MSW, Manager, Career Development

Work Flexibility Committee


Carin Cardella, MA, MS
Public Information Officer
UMB Police and Public Safety

Neijma Celestine-Donnor, MSW, JD
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Office of the Dean, SSW

Liz Graham, MS
Executive Director
Thurgood Marshall Law Library, SOL

Committee Members

Gail Betz, MSLIS
Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian
Information and Instructional Services, HSHSL

Carin Cardella, MA, MS
Public Information Officer
Department of Public Safety

Paulette Harris-Gross, MS
Senior Specialist, Community Programs
Office of the President

Carey Martin, MA, MBA
Business Operations Administrator
Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Resources, SOM

Isabell May, PhD
Director, Writing Center, Associate Professor
Instruction and Academic Programs, Graduate School

Terria McClain, MBA
Administrative Specialist
Family and Community Health, SON

E. John McKee, MA
Associate Vice President, Planned Giving and Philanthropy

Lei Sun, PhD, MBA
Manager, Clinical and Corporate Resource Management
Center for Clinical Trials, Office of Research and Development

Employee Value Proposition Committee


Laura Kozak, MA
Senior Associate Vice President
Communications and Public Affairs

Aisha Samples, BS
Senior Program Specialist, Workplace Mediation Services
Clinical Law Program, SOL

Committee Members

Amy Daniels, PhD
Director of Clinical Simulation Lab, Clinical Instructor
Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice, SON

Taylor DeBoer, MA
Marketing and Operations Specialist
Graduate School Support Services, Graduate School

Danielle Harris, MSW
Director of Community Engagement Operations
Office of Community Engagement

Angela Ober, BS
Senior Sustainability and Effectiveness Specialist
Office of Facilities and Operations

Andrea Morgan, DDS
Director of Student Advocacy and Cultural Affairs, Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Operative Dentistry, SOD

Winny Mwaura, PhD
Director of Business Operations
Department of Psychiatry, SOM

Scott Stafford, MSW
Manager of Academic Affairs
General Instruction, SSW

Employee Well-Being Committee


Jill Hamilton, MSW
Contracts and Grants Specialist
PPS Business Office, SOP

Chanise Reese-Queen, EdD, MSA
Executive Director, Professional Development and Education
Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, SOM

Committee Members

Kelsey Bradford, MD, MPH
School Health Officer, Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health, SON

Shani Fleming, MSHS, MPH
Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer, Associate Professor
Instruction and Academic Programs, Graduate School

Isabelle Garcia, BA
Annual Giving Officer
Development, SSW

Aaron Graham, JD
Associate Director of Career Development
Career Development, SOL

Elyse Markwitz, BS
Director of Medical Credentialing and Quality Assurance
Clinical Support Services, SOD

Denise Meyer
Associate Director, EVS Administration
EVS Custodial Services

Tony Nguyen, MLIS
Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, HSHSL

Barbara Resnick, PhD
Adult Health Nursing, SON