Human Resources

Human Resources Advisory Council

The HR Advisory Council is a consultative body that provides input and feedback on issues related to Human Resources, such as satisfaction and engagement, compensation and benefits, policies, training, and development initiatives. The Council does not develop policy or make decisions, but it provides feedback and input to reflect the diverse perspectives of the Emerson community.

The Council is co-chaired by the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, the Director of Staff and Organizational Development, and the Director of Compensation and Benefits. Several seats on the Council are of indefinite duration based on their operational roles within the College, while others rotate every two years. Membership is designed to reflect a broad cross-section of staff across the College.

We Value Your Input

If you have an HR-related comment for the Council to consider, please send us an email or contact a Council member directly. Thank you for your feedback.

Council Members

Name Title Department
Bonnie Baggesen General Manager Office of the Arts
Jack Casey General Manager WERS 88.9 FM
David Colfer General Manager/Communications Director Performing Arts
Sharon Duffy Dean of Students Student Life
Maria Figueroa Administrative Associate Graduate Studies
Matthew Finn Assistant Director, Faculty Administration Academic Affairs
Ian Flynn Assistant Director Financial Aid
Frankie Frain Director, Networking & Telecommunications IT Infrastructure
Kellie Fuller Director of Enrollment Services and Support Enrollment Management
Jamie Gahlon Associate Director, HowlRound Program Office of the Arts
Joshua Hamlin Director, Campus Center Student Life
Christina Harrington Senior Manager of Business Services Office of the Arts
Mary Higgins Director, Community Relations Government & Community Relations
Nancy Howell Senior Copy Editor Creative Services
Beth Joress Assistant Director, Information Services Iwasaki Library
Steven Martin Director  Off-Campus Student Services
Billy Palumbo Library Operations Assistant Iwasaki Library
Monette Salud Budget Analyst Budget & Planning
Michael Sarra Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Marketing Enrollment Management
Carol Spector Director Career Services