Michael LewisMichael Lewis

Executive Committee

After two years as vice chair and three years on the Executive Committee as a representative from Franklin College, Michael was elected chair of the Staff Council. He also serves as a UGA Foundation Trustee, sits on the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors, and is a member of the University Council Executive Committee At UGA since 2005, he is the Information Technology Professional in the Department of Geology.

Michael holds a degree in Computer Information Science from the University of Kentucky.

Previously, Michael was a Staff Senator at the University of Kentucky, serving two terms on the joint faculty/staff Institutional Effectiveness and Financial Review Committee. He was a member of the President’s Round-table Advisory Group at General Electric Medical Systems, and the President’s Council at Johnson & Johnson.

Marie Mize

Vice Chair
Executive Committee
University System of Georgia Staff Council Representative

Marie Mize serves as the law school’s circulation manager, overseeing the function of the circulation department. Prior to assuming this role, she worked as the evening circulation assistant. Mize also serves as vice chair of the University of Georgia Staff Council. In her role as vice chair she also serves as UGA’s representative to the University System of Georgia Staff Council. Additionally, Mize is the assistant director for the Moina Michael Poppy Project, a nonprofit that works to better the lives of veterans through fundraising and education.

Before working at the university, Mize was an area manager for Remington Products and a store manager for Timex Watches, both located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mize earned her undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University and her MBA from Auburn University

Mary Moore

Executive Committee
University Council’s Facilities Representative

Mary is a Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research (OIR), a position she had held since 2008. She served as a Staff Council representative for Academic Affairs from 2009-2011. In 2011-2012 she served as a Staff Council Executive Committee Member-at-Large. She is currently the Staff Council representative to the University Facilities Committee (2011-2014) and the University Major Repairs and Renovation (MRR) Committee. Mary holds a master’s degree in statistics from North Carolina State University.

Christine AhernChristine Jepson

Executive Committee

Christine is a Senior Event Coordinator at the Governmental Training, Education and Development division of UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute, where she organizes management development training for county and city governments around Georgia.

Currently, Christine is a member of the UGA Campus Emergency Response Team. In addition, she has enjoyed serving as Vice-Chair of the External Affairs Staff Representative Group, working on the Employee Recognition Celebration committee, and holding the position of building Safety and Security officer.

She served as the Coordinator for Staff Council in 2012. In this position Christine was responsible for the budget and logistics that keep Staff Council running smoothly.

Kaelin Broaddus

Recording Secretary
Executive Committee
Kaelin Broaddus has worked for The University of Georgia Press since December 2011. As a Senior Designer and Production Manager she designs books and their covers, and manages their progress from copy edited manuscript to printed and bound book.  As Staff Council Recording Secretary, Kaelin records and distributes Staff Council meeting minutes

Teri Berryman

Executive Committee

Kelly ConaKelly Cona

Kelly Cona is a Human Resources Specialist at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. She received her Bachelor of Science in Management with a minor in Accounting from Clemson University.

An HR professional for more than a decade, Kelly has experience with recruiting, interviewing and hiring; onboarding and training; benefits and employment law; organizational development; mediation and employee relations; employee engagement and recognition; payroll and HR metrics reporting.

Kelly serves UGA outside of the Georgia Center through the Public Service and Outreach Staff Representative Group, UGA Staff Council and the Human Resources committee of University Council.

She resides in Athens with her husband Tom, their dog Barley and their two sons: a 2017 graduate of UGA and a rising UGA sophomore..

Savannah Hembree

Executive Committee
VP for Finance and Administration
Communications Committee

Savannah Hembree joined the Office of Emergency Preparedness in December 2010. Prior to employment at the University of Georgia, she worked at the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in Human Resources. She has extensive experience in administrative duties and graphic design. Her recent activities include website and graphic layouts, budget preparation, and serving as the Vice-Chair for the Vice President of Finance and Administration’s Staff Representative Group.

In addition to Savannah’s job responsibilities at the University of Georgia, she is the President of Winterville Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization.

Education – Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, 2004

Stefani HilleyStefani Hilley

Member-at-Large – Executive Committee

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
Parking Appeals Committee, UGARA Rep

Brenda Keen

Brenda Keen

Executive Committee
University System of Georgia Staff Council Alternate
Sr. VP for Academic Affairs & Provost SRG

Brenda Keen began her career at UGA in July 1989 as a senior secretary at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Since September 1999, she has been business manager of The Georgia Review, a literary journal. Over the years, she has held the following offices in UGA Staff Council: Secretary (1997-2000), Coordinator (2000-01, 2005-07), President (2001-02), Immediate Past President (2002-03), Executive Committee (2003-04, 2004-05, 2009-10, 2013-17), and Parliamentarian (2007-09).

Kristi Wall

Executive Committee
Communications Committee

Kristi represents the VP for Information Technology where she is an Application Analyst.

Chris Allinger

VP Finance and Administration
Benefits and Classification Committee

Devin ArnoldDevin Arnold

VP for Student Affairs
Health and Safety Committee – Chair

Deborah Baker

Law School
Benefits and Classification Committee – Chair

Jason Bedgood

VP for Public Service and Outreach
Health and Safety Committee 

Jason is a Program Operations Coordinator at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development where he coordinates the Education and Training Voucher Program that provides aid to foster youth in Georgia working to achieve post-secondary education.  Jason also supports leadership development programming for youth throughout the state of Georgia.



Teresa Cash

VP Finance and Administration
Benefits and Classification Committee

Meal Plan Representative for Dining Services: Your “go to” person for a meal plan. Questions, purchases, and changes of meal plans are what I do. I will assist you with making the decision that best suits your meal plan needs whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member of the University. Please feel free to contact me at any time and I will be delighted to assist you.
Bio: 20+ years of bookkeeping, managing, restaurant ownership and baker.  Wife, mother, grandmother.  People person.  Loves Georgia Bulldog football and the Dallas Cowboys.  Therapy dog  volunteer.  1 item on bucket list, visit all 50 of the United States.

Debi Chandler

VP for Finance and Administration
Health and Safety Committee

Debi has worked in various administrative and accounting roles at the University since 2008, In her current position as Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director of Food Service, she helps support 3 Food Courts, 11 Campus Eateries and other Admin Staff. She is the former Recording Secretary for Staff Council and is currently the Chair of the Finance and Administration Staff Representative Group. In her spare time, Debi volunteers to teach Excel classes at Training and Development. 

Victoria Cooper

College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Parking Appeals

Victoria has a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Education in Adult Education, both from UGA. Victoria has worked in various administrative roles at the University since 2005. Her current position is Academic Advisor for Public Relations majors with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Victoria has earned several certificates offered through the University including the High-Impact Leadership series, Certificate in Academic Advising and the Diversity certificate.

Shauna Corsaro

College of Veterinary Medicine
Health and Safety Committee

In 2014, I joined the CVM as the Business Manager for the Athens Diagnostic Laboratory. Recently, I have transitioned to a role with the VetView software development team. Throughout my career I have held almost every position possible in veterinary medicine, from critical care tech to regional manager. I plan to use my background in organizational development and human resources to help the Staff Council provide representation, support, and leadership for the staff at University of Georgia. On the personal side, my family is my life. I love everything crafty and the outdoors. My free time is spent either at the barn, on the golf course, in the gym or taking part in the best SEC tailgating. Go DAWGS!


Anjali Dougherty

Office of the President 
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee
UC Strategic Planning Representative

 Kat Farlowe

School of Social Work
Communications Committee

 Danielle Free

Development and Alumni Relations

Elmer GrayElmer Gray

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee –  Chair



Michele Ranae Griffin

Michele Griffin

Medical Partnership
UC Human Resources Committee Representative 

Norma Holiday

Health and Safety Committee  

Pattie HollyPattie Holly

College of Pharmacy
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee

Pattie Holly is a Program Specialist in the Division of Experience Programs  in the College of Pharmacy.  She is responsible for managing the affiliation agreements between the College of Pharmacy and the various sites that accept our students for their experience rotations.  She currently is pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology at UGA.

Holly Ivy

College of Education

Benefits and Classification Committee

Stuart Ivy

Auxiliary Service
University Council Representative
UG Human Resources Representative

Melissa JacksonMelissa Jackson

VP for Marketing and Communications
Communications Committee


Kevin James

School of Public & International Affairs

University Council Representative – Student Life

Kevin M. James has been an Academic Advisor in the School of Public and International Affairs since 2002. He advises undergraduates majoring in Political Science and International Affairs, and has primary responsibility for the graduation process in SPIA. Outside of work, he is active in many church and community activities, including Athens Master Chorale, the Clarke County Mentor Program, and the Knights of Columbus.

Kevin is a graduate of the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire (B.A. Politics) and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama (J.D.), and is a non-practicing member of the State Bar of Georgia. He is married to Tonia Landt James, a fellow native of the great Northwest, and has two children, Rose and Michael.

 Jenna Jones

VP for Research
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee

Michael Kanning

SR VP for Academic Affairs & Provost (Library)

Benefits and Classification Committee

Laura Kelley

College of Family & Consumer Science
Health and Safety Committee
UC Student Life Representative
Ad-Hoc Committee

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia
MEd Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University
In process – EdD in Educational Leadership
Work: I currently work in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, department of Human Development and Family Science Extension
Staff Council:
I am on the University Committee for Student Life
I am also on the ad-hoc committee for Women in Staff Leadership Positions

Kristen Lawrence

Graduate School
Benefits and Classification Committee 

Roswell LawrenceRoswell Lawrence

VP for Finance and Administration

Staff Needs and Concerns Committee

Nicole Lunceford


Health and Safety Committee

Brittney MacDonald

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Benefits and Classification Committee 

Brittney works in Grady College as a Prospective Student Advisor. Her role serves to advise prospective students on the process of applying to Grady, choosing a major, and sharing opportunities with students to engage with the college.  A proud UGA alumna, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences in Consumer Journalism.  She also holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education/Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi.

 Maureen O’Brien

College of Environment and Design

Benefits and Classification Committee

Maureen O’Brien can usually be found in the Founders Memorial Garden, a historic teaching garden in the northwestern corner of campus.  Proud of her UGA degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture, Maureen enjoys being the curator of this 2.5 acre formal garden that is nestled around circa 1857 buildings. She, or one of her student workers, will be glad to tell you a story about this historic landscape.  Come visit to learn something new, to find a quiet study bench, to rendezvous, feed the fish, or to just wander a unique and beautiful place.

Michelle Parkos

Health and Safety Committee

Laquita Phillips

 VP Student Affairs
Communications Committee

Laura Rhicard

Sr. VP for Academic Affairs & Provost
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee
UC Libraries Representative

Sherri StephensSherri Stephens

College of Family and Consumer Sciences
UGA Retiree’s Association Representative


Kyla Sterling

Terry College of Business
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee

Kyla represents the Terry College of Business where she is an Administrative Associate in the Dean’s Office.

Joy Strickland

Franklin college of Arts and Sciences
Communications Committee

Carly SurrattCarly Surratt

Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
Health and Safety Committee
UC Student Life Representative

Jason Tiller

College of Education
 Benefits and Classification Committee

Evelyn Whilhite

VP Finance and Administration
Communications Committee

Elena Williams

Law School
Benefits and Classification Committee

Shialoh Wilson

Eugene Odum School of Ecology
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee


Beth Woods

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences