Our Great Work

Enthusiasm is contagious! Staff Association committees are open to all staff members. By actively participating in a committee, you will help our community accomplish the great work we set out to do each year. To express interest, please contact a committee Chair or staffassociation@ucsd.edu.

Budget & Finance

Chair: Chuck Massey

Member(s): Recruiting members

Chaired by the SAEB Treasurer, the Budget & Finance Committee is responsible for monthly budget reports, special event budgets, and annual projections.

Scholarships and Professional Development

Chair: David Carlos 

Member(s): Franklin Garrett

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for the Staff Association scholarship program. This includes program recommendations (criteria, timeline, etc.), reviewing scholarship applications, vetting applicant eligibility and selecting recipients for SAEB approval.

Social Events and Networking 

Chair: Susana Perla Barajas

Member(s): Maria Dolores BeaupreEva Friedlander, and Margaret Rattanachane

The Social Events and Networking Committee is responsible for planning events that allow staff to meet and get to know each other outside of the office. Events can either be staff only or include friends and family. Event ideas include UC San Diego Night at the Padres, Broadway San Diego shows, and other community events where staff may want to congregate or receive a discount to attend due to group sales.

Fundraising

Chair: Sali Coleman

Members: Luis Legaspi and Kafele Khalfani

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for working with campus departments/organizations and local business to secure sponsorships and opportunity drawing items for Staff Association appreciation events, as well as, planning fundraising events for the Staff Association Scholarship Program.

Staff Appreciation Events

Co-Chairs: Bethany Carson and Amanda Chavez 

Member(s): Recruiting members

The Staff Appreciation Events Committee is responsible for working with Special Events and Protocol and the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon planning group to plan annual staff appreciation events which are sponsored by the Staff Association.

Communication

Chair: Sali Coleman

Members: Teresa Hull and Eva Friedlander 

Editors: Kris Vasquez and Michelle Stangarone

The Communication Committee is responsible for communicating Staff Association events, programs, announcements and activities via the Staff Association website, social media accounts, listserv and campus notices. They will work with the Staff Association Chair and Committee Chairs to promote items.

Engagement Survey Action Team

Co-Chairs: Ebonee Williams and Jackie Holmes

Member(s): Amanda Chavez 

The Engagement Survey Action Team will include the Staff Association Chair, Chair-Elect, and individuals who want to ensure action occurs as the result of the systemwide engagement survey. Responsibilities include planning survey results events, recommending action items and monitoring the progress of the action items.

Election Committee

Chair: Maria Dolores Beaupre

Member(s): Recruiting members

The Election Committee is responsible for the annual SAEB elections which include creating a timeline, promoting the nomination period, reviewing nominations, promoting the voting period and working with HR to administer the voting process.