Executive Committee

Executive Committee Responsibilities

Staff Senate officers are elected by the Senate membership for a term of one (1) year by written or voice nomination during the last regular monthly meeting of each year.

The executive committee meets a minimum of five times during each term year to:

  • Set the agenda for Staff Senate meetings
  • Prepare and submit reports on the work of the Staff Senate to the UMB President, the Council of University System Staff (CUSS), and the UMB community
  • Be a point of contact with the UMB president
  • Recommend to the Staff Senate the establishment, composition, and responsibilities of standing and/or special committees; fill irregular vacancies on committees; and recommend participation in campus committees
  • Manage the Staff Senate's annual operating budget as provided for the costs of duplicating, printing, mailing, supplies, etc.
  • Perform such functions as given by the Staff Senate

President of the Staff Senate

Gregory A. Brightbill, MBA, MEd

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Associate Director, Student Leadership & Involvement

Intercultural Leadership & Engagement, Division of Student Affairs



Overview: As president, Greg presides at all meetings of the senate, finalizes the agenda of each senate meeting, and serves as chief liaison to UMB President, Dr. Bruce Jarrell, and other senior leadership. Additionally, as President, Greg provides the Staff Senate with vision, strategy, and direction, by leading the Executive Committee and Senate in areas of strategic planning, accountability, and decision-making.


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Greg Brightbill (pronouns: he/they) has the honor of serving as President of the university’s Staff Senate, where he advocates for the needs of over 2750 exempt and non-exempt staff. This is Greg's fourth year serving on the Staff Senate and 1st year serving as President. Greg has worked at the University of Maryland, Baltimore since 2016, and serves is the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Involvement in the Division of Student Affairs. In his position as Associate Director, Greg supports the educational, professional, and identity-based needs of health and human services students pursuing graduate and professional degrees. Greg has made it his career working in higher education, working in higher education and student affairs for over 10 years.  Greg’s education includes a Bachelor of psychology, a Master of Education, and a Master of Business Administration. Furthermore, Greg is currently in the candidacy phase of his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership degree as he writes his dissertation on the experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming students in graduate schools. Greg continues to be a passionate advocate, publishing op-eds in the Baltimore Sun on topics such as higher education and LGBTQ+ rights, and appearing on local news stations as an expert on issues and legislation impacting LGBTQ+ people.

Vice President of the Staff Senate

Jill Hamilton, MSW

Contracts & Grants Specialist, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

School of Pharmacy



Overview: As Vice President, Jill assists the Staff Senate president and performs the duties of the president in his absence. She also facilitates presentations to inform the senate body on upcoming, present, or past events that affect the University and staff, and serves as senate parliamentarian. She advises the Staff Senate President and other officers, committees, and senators on matters of parliamentary procedure to ensure that meetings are conducted according to the most current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.


Secretary of the Staff Senate

Timothy Casey, MBA, MSSE, MSIS

Director of Business Analytics & Assessment

School of Dentistry



Overview: As secretary, Tim is responsible for maintaining and distributing accurate records regarding all official business conducted by the Staff Senate, including meeting agendas, minutes, and attendance records.


Communications Officer

Mary T. Phelan

Senior Media Relations Specialist

Office of Communications & Public Affairs



Overview: As communications officer, Mary chairs the senate’s Communications Committee, contributes to The Elm, and serves on the UMB Communications Council. She is responsible for the development, management, and execution of all Staff Senate communications, and oversees Staff Senate social media accounts.




Irene Amoros

Executive Director of Annual Giving

School of Medicine



Overview: As Member-at-Large, Irene serves as a representative of all senators to the Executive Committee to ensure that all opinions within the University receive full consideration by the senate. Additionally, Irene oversees the ongoing implementation and execution of the Staff Senate's various liaison roles and committees.