Staff Council

A group of faculty and staff volunteers.

UMSON Staff and Faculty Community Engagement

Join UMSON Staff and Faculty Members in one or more community engagement opportunities.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019

See details and RSVP under "Volunteer Opportunities" below.


The UMSON Staff Council provides a forum where staff can address and discuss issues that are important to them.

‌The Staff Council acts as an advisory council to the dean and the administration to share concerns. Staff Council promotes professional development through seminars and programs to enhance the personal well-being of staff. Additionally, Staff Council fosters a spirit of cooperation, professionalism, and integrity with a dedication to honest and open communication.

The Staff Council serves as a channel of communication to the dean in the areas of policy and procedures that affect the quality of the staff's work life and their level of contribution to the strategic goals of the campus. The Staff Senate was begun in 1994 and since has researched many areas of concern for staff members.

Topics of investigation and action include, but are not limited to:

  • policies and procedures affecting eligible employees
  • work environment and staff morale
  • issues impacting wages, benefits, and working conditions
  • community/outreach activities.

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month from 10-11 a.m. in Room 435. All staff members are welcome to attend.


Executive Board

  • Kristy Novak - Chair
  • Mikki Coleman - Chair Elect
  • Terria McClain - Secretary
  • Adrienne Ballreich- Treasurer

Active Members

  • Jeffrey Ash
  • Linda Daley Atila
  • Ayamba Ayuk
  • Terrence Bradshaw
  • Angie Hines
  • Sarah Hokenmaier
  • Laurelyn Irving
  • Phyllis Lovito
  • Jeffrey Martin
  • Cynthia Pumphrey
  • Nichole Schumaker
  • Mishawn Smith
  • Angela Staten 
  • Jill Sullivan
  • Jennifer Volberding
  • Tara Wells

To be an active member, you must:

  • attend at least three-quarters of Staff Council meetings per fiscal year
  • commit to one year of service
  • vote on all recommendations brought forth by Staff Council

Fill out a membership application.




Minutes, Forms, and Newsletters

Access these materials with an UMSON username and password on the Staff Council Intranet page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Staff and Faculty Community Engagement Volunteers

Join UMSON Staff and Faculty Members in one or more community engagement opportunities.

Note: Through the UMB Employee Volunteer Initiative, the University of Maryland, Baltimore will allow full-time faculty and staff to use four hours of paid leave if they wish to volunteer at a qualifying nonprofit organization of their choice. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Paul's Place 
Help with hot lunch service and working in the clothing bank. This experience includes a tour of Paul’s Place, and the opportunity to learn more about their many programs serving the southwest Baltimore community. 


If you have questions, contact Sarah Hokenmaier at

Staff Council Nomination Form

Fill out my online form.

Staff Excellence Award

The semiannual Staff Excellence Award recognizes excellence among staff of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Learn more and nominate a staff member.