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Staff Council


Mission: The Western University of Health Sciences Staff Council’s (WSC) mission is to serve and advocate for the interest and needs of the staff members of Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) to promote a campus-wide culture of employee satisfaction, respect, and shared governance.

Vision: The WesternU Staff Council strives to create a space to celebrate and acknowledge the exceptional work and diversity of all staff across the WesternU community.


  • Promote staff development to ensure the professional and academic growth of individuals
  • Collaborate with various university committees to create a safe and productive environment that will support the WesternU family in achieving goals that pertain to staff, students, faculty, and administration
  • Communicate staff needs and concerns to leadership
  • Advocate for staff representation on University and Executive Committees, including all search committees
  • Sponsor programs, events, and various services that will serve to promote a culture of humanism, respect, recognition, cooperation, and understanding across the WesternU  community

View the Staff Council Bylaws

Important Dates

July 1, 2022 – New Term Begins


It is with much excitement that the WesternU Staff Council Formation Committee would like to announce the inaugural Staff Council Members, effective July 1, 2021.

Amanda Anglin
Angela Russel-Westlake
Ashley Molina – Staff Council Secretary
Carlos Mendez
Christiana Benoit
Dennis Parker
Elliott Bruce
Hannah Lemmon
Holli Pearson
Jessica Bartolome
Joleen Oakes
Kathleen Manzanares
Lorraine Halverson
Maria Moreno – Staff Council Vice-Chair
Mayra Nunez-Frando
Megan Mingura
Melanie Barbee
Nic Hayes
Parth Dudeja
Robin Barton
Rudy Barreras
Sean Rowan – Staff Council Chair
Shea Heagle
Tia Bemis
Tirin Lutfy
Tony Collins
Tracy Moore
Yequila Corder

Staff Council Committees

Campus Aesthetics and Sustainability Team (CAST)

Responsible for establishing and maintaining an environmentally friendly atmosphere on campus

Engagement and Communications Committee (ECC)

Gathers information from the Staff Council committees to be communicated to the University on behalf of the Staff Council

Staff Advocacy Committee

If requested by a staff member, acts as a mediator or liaison between staff and Human Resources personnel to facilitate resolution. Gathers and reviews anonymous suggestions on areas of improvement.

Professional Development Committee (PDC)

Collaborates with Human Resources and supervisors professional development opportunities

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