Who We Are

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Staff Council!

The Council provides a forum for staff to voice concerns, make recommendations, and propose new ideas.  Elected representatives act as liaison between staff and administration, to work together in addressing issues and developing best solutions for the majority.

The Council will focus our efforts in the following ways:

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean.
  • Enhance the exchange of information among staff, as well as between employees at the school.
  • Examine and understand policies affecting staff and make recommendations to appropriate administrators.
  • Establish standing and subcommittees as appropriate to perform the SC’s functions.
  • Recommend staff to the Dean for appointment to committees.
  • Maintain a supportive and rewarding workplace for staff.
  • Meet on a monthly basis to discuss opinions, concerns, and recommendations through majority agreement to achieve improvements.


The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Staff Council (Council) will provide medical school employees with a forum for raising, discussing, and making recommendations on current policy and procedures to enable them to better serve the school.  The Council is committed to assessing, prioritizing, and communicating staff needs, and responding to those needs through the implementation of developmental programs and job enhancing initiatives.


Staff Council Officers

Faith Jackson
Staff Council Chair

Content Specialist I
Office of Information Technology
Susan Giordano
Staff Council Vice Chair

Program Coordinator
Office of Community Health
Arlene Clarke
Staff Council Financial Secretary

Manager Administrative Services
Office of the Dean
Stacy Quinn
Staff Council Secretary

Secretary I
Department of Pediatrics

Staff Council Members

Pamela Androvich
Program Assistant
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Ashley Barlow

Dept. of Neurology
Evelyn Blas
Program Support Specialist
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jamie Carr

Senior Grants Administrator
Research Support Team, New Brunswick
Matthew Ciantar
Executive Assistant
Department of Neurosurgery
Robin Covington

Program Coordinator
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Subgroups: Social Outings, Website
Zamina Deen

Senior Management Assistant
Department of Neurology and Cell Biology
Beth Dillon
Program Administrator
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Jennifer Forbes

Manager, Public Relations
Department of Communications and Public Affairs
Francesca Francois-Grimaldi

Senior Management Assistant
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Lauren Giermanski

Secretary II
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Sumera Khan
Supervisor Data Control Clerks
Department of Emergency Medicine

Rhonda Lyles
Secretary I
Department of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Debbie McCloskey
Nurse Manager
Clinical Research Center
Kathy-Ann Mitchell

Manager of Education Administration
Office of Education

Chinita Mobley

Principal Management Assistant
Department of Psychiatry
Michele Hawkins-Nunn
Staff Nurse
Eric B. Chandler Health Center
Louis Osorio

Research Teaching Specialist II
Child Health Institute of New Jersey
Magdalena Rios

Business Manager
Department of Pathology
Theresa Savage
EMR Analyst I - Clinical Informatics
EMR Team
Roger Thornton

Program Coordinator
Office of Faculty Affairs
Letice Smith
Administrative Analyst
Administrative Support Group

Staff Council Liaisons

Alison Clarke

Program Coordinator
Office of Education
Evette Cladd
Senior Receptionist
Office of the Dean
John Mikolajczyk

Secretary II
Dept of Psychiatry
Sonia Strachan

Principal Management Assistant
Office of Community Affairs