The Staff Senate has seven standing committees that serve as advisory bodies in accomplishing specific objectives to meet the Staff Senate's purpose and goals.

Assisting with the coordination of the Annual Faculty/Staff Picnic in May, improving employment policies and sponsoring lunch hour seminars for personal and professional development are some of the services we've initiated.

Executive Committee Officers

Within the Staff Senate, leadership shall be provided by the Executive Committee, which consists of a President, Vice President/President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Staff Relations positions, as well as the non-voting ex officio member (UAH Administration representative). The Executive Committee will be selected annually by the Senate members at the start of the new term in June. Executive Committee members will serve for a one-year term and may not be elected to serve more than two consecutive terms in any capacity on the Executive Committee.

Fathia Hardy

Fathia Hardy

PresidentAt Large Member through 2019

 256.824.2808 
fathia.hardy@uah.edu

Mary McManus

Mary McManus

Vice President & President-ElectREPRESENTING ACADEMIC AFFAIRS THROUGH 2019

 256.824.2520 
mary.mcmanus@uah.edu

Alissa McKinnon

SecretaryAt Large Member through 2020

 256.824.2815 
alissa.mckinnon@uah.edu

Alicia Wilkerson

TreasurerAt Large Member through 2019

 256.824.4775 
alicia.wilkerson@uah.edu

Karessa Acosta Lee

Karessa Acosta Lee

Staff RelationsAt Large Member through 2019

 256.824.1502 
karessa.acosta.lee@uah.edu

Bylaws Committee

In accordance with the Constitution of the Staff Senate, the Bylaws Committee shall establish and maintain a set of simple but effective bylaws to establish acceptable rules of conduct and behavior for the Staff Senate. Any member of the Staff Senate may make a recommendation to the Bylaws Committee or Executive Committee for a revision or amendment to the current constitution. To pass the amendment into the constitution, a majority of the Staff Senate’s voting membership shall approve the amendment.

This committee also prepares for and conducts annual and special elections.


Justin Thompson

Justin Thompson

Representing Facilities & Operations through 2019

 256.824.2410
justin.thompson@uah.edu

patti sparkman

Patti Sparkman

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.6414 
patti.sparkman@uah.edu

Ricky Dempsey

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6482 
ricky.dempsey@uah.edu

Natalie S.C. Thomas

REPRESENTING FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION THROUGH 2020

 256.824.5448 
natalie.curier@uah.edu

Communications Committee

Assists in developing awareness of Staff Senate events and functions. Provide interactive communication tools between the Staff Senate, UAH staff community and campus at-large. Works with the Events Committee to promote the Employee Picnic, and the Bylaws Committee to raise awareness about the Staff Senate elections. Keeps the Channels of Communication up-to-date. Keeps the Staff Senate website up-to-date.

Karessa Acosta Lee

Karessa Acosta Lee

ChairAT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2019

 256.824.1502 
karessa.acosta.lee@uah.edu

Jennifer Bradley

REPRESENTING ACADEMIC AFFAIRS THROUGH 2020

 256.824.4610 
jennifer.bradley@uah.edu

Chris Smith

Representing Student Affairs through 2020

 256.824.5439
christopher.c.smith@uah.edu

Brea Roper

At Large member through 2020

 256.824.2332 
bsr0001@uah.edu

Mirael Parker-Davis

at large member through 2020

 256.824.2656
mirael.parker-davis@uah.edu

Maria Heflin

Maria Heflin

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.2596 
maria.heflin@uah.edu

Employee Benefits & Development Committee

ldentifies and studies changes that may be recommended to enhance the existing benefits program for staff employees. Recommendations from this committee shall be submitted to the Senate for consideration. Recommendations approved by the Senate shall be presented to the appropriate university administrators.

This committee also develops and presents, for approval by the Staff Senate, a program of activities which shall provide opportunities for the personal and professional development of all staff employees.



Alicia Wilkerson

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.4775 
alicia.wilkerson@uah.edu

Veronica Garner

REPRESENTING FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION THROUGH 2019

 256.824.2278 
veronica.garner@uah.edu

Joshua Schofield

Representing Research through 2020

 256.824.5706 
joshua.schofield@uah.edu

Chris Smith

Representing student Affairs through 2020

 256.824.5439 
christopher.c.smith@uah.edu

Kristen Tunison

At Large member through 2020

 256.824.6216 
kristen.tunison@uah.edu

Morgan Lewis

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.2762 
morgan.lewis@uah.edu

Governmental Relations Committee

Works with the University's Governmental Liaison and Staff Senate Employee Development Committee to provide educational seminars and forums to inform university staff about current issues and concerns. Informs, promotes awareness, and provides information to the Staff Senate on issues related to the University.

Mark Massey

Mark Massey

ChairAt Large member through 2019

 256.824.5217
mark.massey@uah.edu

Natalie S.C. Thomas

REPRESENTING FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION THROUGH 2020

 256.824.5448 
natalie.curier@uah.edu

Brea Roper

At Large member through 2020

 256.824.2332 
bsr0001@uah.edu

Maria Heflin

Maria Heflin

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.2596 
maria.heflin@uah.edu

Brittany Holland

Brittany Holland

Representing Student Affairs through 2019

 256.824.6203
brittany.holland@uah.edu

Morgan Lewis

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.2762 
morgan.lewis@uah.edu

Policies & Procedures Committee

Provides guidance and support, as needed, to any UAH staff employee on issues relating to university policies or procedures. The Committee shall not, however, involve itself in the grievance procedure provided by the university for the resolution of individual complaints by an employee regarding his or her employment.

Joshua Schofield

Representing Research through 2020

 256.824.5706 
joshua.schofield@uah.edu

Ricky Dempsey

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6482 
ricky.dempsey@uah.edu

Mark Massey

Mark Massey

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.5217
mark.massey@uah.edu

patti sparkman

Patti Sparkman

At Large member through 2019

 256.824.6414
patti.sparkman@uah.edu

Safety Committee

Assists with Safety concerns on campus. This committee will work with Local Police, EMOG and Physical Plant to help ensure a safe campus atmosphere.

Justin Thompson

Justin Thompson

ChairRepresenting Facilities & Operations through 2019

 256.824.2410
justin.thompson@uah.edu

Nedric Jones

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6554 
nedric.jones@uah.edu

Brittany Holland

Brittany Holland

Representing Student Affairs through 2019

 256.824.6203
brittany.holland@uah.edu

Veronica Garner

Representing Finance & Administration through 2019

 256.824.2278
veronica.garner@uah.edu

Alicia Wilkerson

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2019

 256.824.4775
alicia.wilkerson@uah.edu

Diana Lachance

Diana LaChance

Representing President's office/advancement through 2019

 256.824.6878 
diana.lachance@uah.edu

Events Committee

Organizes two annual Staff Senate events – December Meeting Christmas Party and the Employee Picnic in May. Works with the Communications Committee to promote these events. Is chaired by the President-Elect.

Mary McManus

Mary McManus

ChairREPRESENTING ACADEMIC AFFAIRS THROUGH 2019

 256.824.2520 
mary.mcmanus@uah.edu

Diana Lachance

Diana LaChance

Representing president's office/advancement through 2019

 256.824.6878 
diana.lachance@uah.edu

Jennifer Bradley

Representing academic affairs through 2020

 256.824.4610
jennifer.bradley@uah.edu

Mirael Parker-Davis

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.2656 
mirael.parker-davis@uah.edu

Nedric Jones

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6554 
nedric.jones@uah.edu

Kristen Tunison

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6216 
kristen.tunison@uah.edu

Alissa McKinnon

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.2815 
alissa.mckinnon@uah.edu

Representative Members from Designated UAH Areas of Operations

Mary McManus

Mary McManus

Representing Academic Affairs through 2019

 256.824.2520
mary.mcmanus@uah.edu

Jennifer Bradley

REPRESENTING ACADEMIC AFFAIRS THROUGH 2020

 256.824.4610 
jennifer.bradley@uah.edu

Veronica Garner

Veronica Garner

Representing Finance & Administration through 2019

 256.824.2278
veronica.garner@uah.edu

Natalie S.C. Thomas

REPRESENTING FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION THROUGH 2020

 256.824.5448 
natalie.curier@uah.edu

Chris Dulling

Chris Dulling

Representing Research through 2019

 256.824.5627
chris.dulling@uah.edu

Joshua Schofield

Representing Research through 2020

 256.824.5706 
joshua.schofield@uah.edu

Brittany Holland

Brittany Holland

Representing Student Affairs Through 2019

 256.824.6203
brittany.holland@uah.edu

Chris Smith

Representing Student Affairs through 2020

 256.824.5439
christopher.c.smith@uah.edu

Diana Lachance

Diana LaChance

Representing President's Office/Advancement through 2019

 256.824.6878
diana.lachance@uah.edu

Brandie Roberts

Representing President's Office/Advancement through 2020

 256.824.4600
brandie.roberts@uah.edu

Justin Thompson

Justin Thompson

Representing Facilities & Operations through 2019

 256.824.2410
justin.thompson@uah.edu

Ricky Dempsey

REPRESENTING FACILITIES & OPERATIONS THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6482 
ricky.dempsey@uah.edu

At Large Members

Fathia Hardy

Fathia Hardy

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.2808
fathia.hardy@uah.edu

patti sparkman

Patti Sparkman

At Large member through 2019

 256.824.6414
patti.sparkman@uah.edu

Alicia Wilkerson

At Large member through 2019

 256.824.4775 
alicia.wilkerson@uah.edu

Mark Massey

Mark Massey

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.5217
mark.massey@uah.edu

Karessa Acosta Lee

Karessa Acosta Lee

at large member through 2019

 256.824.1502 
karessa.acosta.lee@uah.edu

Julie Woltjen

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.7853
julie.woltjen@uah.edu

Maria Heflin

Maria Heflin

At Large Member through 2019

 256.824.6670
maria.heflin@uah.edu

Mirael Parker-Davis

at large member through 2020

 256.824.2656
mirael.parker-davis@uah.edu

Brea Roper

At Large member through 2020

 256.824.2332 
bsr0001@uah.edu

Nedric Jones

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6554 
nedric.jones@uah.edu

Morgan Lewis

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.2762 
morgan.lewis@uah.edu

Alissa McKinnon

SecretaryAt Large Member through 2020

 256.824.2815 
alissa.mckinnon@uah.edu

Kristen Tunison

AT LARGE MEMBER THROUGH 2020

 256.824.6216 
kristen.tunison@uah.edu