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Staff Council

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2018 Staff Council Members (shown with Dean Warnick and Dave Howe)

The CVM Staff Council was established in 2012 with the main objective of providing a mechanism for non-academic staff to effectively provide input to College Leadership on matters relating to the work environment.   

The Staff Council

  • Facilitates communication between staff members and College Leadership
  • Provides a forum for staff participation in relevant and important discussions
  • Assists in building a cohesive community, where the contributions of staff are recognized


  • Mary Beth Jordan, Director of CVM Human Resources (ex-officio member)
  • David Howe, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration (ex-officio member)
  • Makenzie Peterson, Wellbeing Program Director (ex-officio member)
  • Arla Hourigan, CVM Employee Assembly Representative (non-voting member)
  • Taylor Thompson, Executive Staff Assistant to Dave Howe (non-voting member)
  • Marie de Roos, Accounting Service Center (Treasurer)
  • Becky Callan, Animal Health Diagnostic Center (Chair)
  • Mary Cuamba, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Diane Kilts, Animal Health Diagnostic Center (Vice-Chair)
  • Rebecca Harman, Baker Institute
  • Jacque Nelson-Harrington, Baker Institute
  • Jessica Bailey, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Katie Stevens, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • John Graves, Education Technology and Innovation
  • Kim Salino, Facilities

Get Involved

  • Enjoy volunteering?  Join one of our sub-committees!  We host numerous events each year, including wellness seminars and fitness competitions!  
  • Enjoy helping new staff navigate the College?  Volunteer to be a CVM Ambassador! 
  • Have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions?  Email us at or learn more about us on the Intranet (netid login required)

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