The Elections Committee shall be responsible for organizing and monitoring the election
process for the Council, as well as, planning an orientation program for newly elected
Council Representatives. It is our mission to preserve the integrity of the election
process by continuing to follow the guidelines as set forth in the Staff Advisory
A full list of nominees to serve as representatives in all management areas is essential.
The Election committee will strive to increase involvement and interest in the election
process for the Staff Advisory Council. Increasing representation within the two
largest management groups, the School of Medicine and University Administration,
will be one of our primary goals for the coming year. The committee has expectations
that this will lead to an improved understanding of Council operations. The creation
of a nomination sub-committee has been carefully reviewed and initiated. Appropriate
constitutional changes have been introduced to assist with the objectives of the
elections committee and nomination sub-committee.
SAC Officer Elections
The CWRU Staff Advisory Council Elections Committee is pleased to announce Brinn Omabegho, Department Manager – Molecular Biology & Microbiology, as the newly elected Vice-Chair of the council. Her term of office will begin on the third Monday of September 2013. The Vice Chair is elected by the Council to serve a one-year term as Vice Chair followed by a one-year term as Chair.
Brinn Omabegho has served CWRU for 11 years. " I have a strong commitment to our university. I am honored to serve as SAC Vice Chair, as this will give me the opportunity to further support the missions of SAC and Case"
Her university service has included: Department Manager, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology Assistant Administrator for the Case/UHC Center for AIDS Research Administrator for departmental graduate student programs
Currently serving her second term on SAC as:
Representative, Diversity Leadership Council Liaison to the SAC Steering Committee, Community Service Committee, Staff Recognition Committee and Member of University Core Facilities Planning Committee
Brinn also volunteers as a Facilitator at Youth Diversity Summits at John Carroll University such as: Reviewer for Stop the Hate! Youth Speak Out! Essay contests; Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
SAC 2012 Election Results
Please join us in congratulating the following staff members elected to the Case
Western Reserve University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) for a two-year term beginning
September 17, 2012. An Orientation Breakfast was held in their honor Tuesday,
September 11, 2012. It is an honor to be chosen by one's colleagues and this honor
brings with it a responsibility to serve to the best of one's abilities.
College of Arts & Sciences
*Karyn Newton & Sarah Robinson
Case School of Engineering
Michael Crifasi, Cheryl King & YoLonda Stiggers
School of Law
Kenneth Hardy & Alegra Martin
Weatherhead School of Management
Charles (Beau) Daane & Suzanne Healy
School of Medicine
Mary Consolo, Anne DeChant, *Dominic Dorazio, *Sheila Evensen, Matthew (Matt) Fletcher,
Vanessa Forro, Minjia Griesser, Kerry Grimberg, *Barbara Juknialis (SAC Vice Chair),
*Peter Lawson, Julianne Manchester, Arman Nosrati, Christine Olson, *Michael Payne,
David Peck, Christine Torrence, Yingli Wolinsky, Nilda Baker, *Sharon Callahan,
Jean Farah, Pamela (Pam) McGregor, Crista Moeller & *Brinn Omabegho
*Denotes Re-Election for 2nd term
Committee normally meets in Sears 670 conference Room on the second Tuesday of each month.