Michael Lewis

Michael 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

Marie Mize represents the Law School where she is the Circulation Manager at the Alexander Campbell King Law Library. She is also the current Chair of the Law School Staff Representative Group. Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw University and an 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 JepsenChristine 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
Sr. VP for Academic Affairs & Provost

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.Kaelin has represented The Press on the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Staff Representative Group since July 2012. She has chaired the SRG since January 2014 and serves as one of its representatives to Staff Council. As Staff Council Recording Secretary, Kaelin records and distributes Staff Council meeting minutes.


Brenda Keen

Brenda Keen

Executive Committee
UC Human Resources Committee Chair
University System of Georgia Staff Council Alternate

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. She represented CVIOG on the Public Service and Outreach Staff Representative Group (SRG) from 1995-99. From 2003-12, she represented The Georgia Review on the Academic Affairs SRG and was chair during FY04 and FY10.

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, 2013-14), and Parliamentarian (2007-09).

She has represented UGA on the University System of Georgia Staff Council at various times, and served as Treasurer from 2006-09. She was a staff representative on the University Council Strategic Planning committee from 2003-06, on the UC Benefits committee during 2007-08, and on the UC Human Resources committee from 2010-13. In Fall 2013, she will again serve on the Strategic Planning committee.

She has served on search committees for the Director of Physical Plant, Sr. VP for Academic Affairs and Provost, and editor of The Georgia Review. She has also served on University Council ad hoc committees on Low Wage Earners at UGA and Mandatory Supervisor Training.


Kelly ConaKelly Cona

Executive Committee
Health and Safety Committee
Kelly represents Business Administration where she is the Human Resources Specialist.

Kristi Wall

Executive Committee
Benefits and Classification Committee Chairperson

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

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
Staff Needs & Concerns Committee

Teri Berryman

Benefits and Classification Committee

Mandy Brogdon

VP for Finance and Administration
Communications Committee


Debi Chandler

VP for Finance and Administration
Communications 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.

Anjali Dougherty

Office of the President 
Benefits and Classification Committee
UC Strategic Planning Representative

Melinda Eades

Franklin College Arts & Sciences
Communications Committee – Chair

Melinda Eades represents Franklin College of Arts & Sciences where she is the Business Manager at the Bioexpression & Fermentation Facility within the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department. She is a member of the Communications Committee of the UGA Staff Council. Melinda holds a B.S. from the University of Houston and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University.


Kat Farlowe

School of Social Work
Communications Committee


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



Stefani HilleyStefani Hilley

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Benefits and Classification Committee
Parking Appeals Committee

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

College of Veterinary Medicine
Communications  Committee
UG Human Resources Representative


Melissa Jackson

VP for Marketing and Communications
Health and Safety Committee


Kevin James

Benefits and Classification Committee



Jenna Jones

VP for Research
Health and Safety 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
In progress- MEd Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University
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
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee


 Maggie O’Brien

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Benefits and Classification Committee


 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

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.


Carly Surratt

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


Shialoh Wilson

Eugene Odum School of Ecology
Staff Needs and Concerns Committee