Develop strategy, with tactical steps, that enables UMRA to increase its value to the University of Michigan retiree community using digital means.
Jim Bell – Chair
Perform all financial management activities of UMRA, including annual audits, and solicit community organizations to become sponsors.
Rodger Wolf – Chair
Pat Butler, Co-Chair
Sue Bade, Co-Chair
Margaret (Margie) Hough
Recommend technology options, processes and best practices for the live-streaming and video capture of scheduled UMRA presentations.
Ed Adams – Chair
Oversee and administer the system used to manage and report on the membership (currently using a system from membee.com).
Jim Bell – Chair
Sharon Vargo (U-M HR Project Manager)
Help members get connected, stay connected and feel connected with a focus on personal contacts and communications.
Pat Butler – Chair
Identify possible board members and present a slate to the Board and at the October Annual membership meeting.
Jim Randolph – Chair
Plan programs for the monthly UMRA meetings.
Vi Barkauskas – Chair
Mary Jo Frank
Katherine Kurtz – Chair
Plan and participate in all travel opportunities and encourage interest in regional events for all UMRA members.
Pat Butler – Co-chair
Carol Williams – Co-chair
Volunteering Task Force
Al Hermsen – Chair
Advisory Committee to Recreational Sports Representative
Attend monthly meetings and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.
Committee on Economic Status of the Faculty (CESF) Representative (Faculty)
Vi Barkauskas, Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing
Attend CESF meetings, stay informed on issues pertaining to retirees, represent UMRA interests to CESF, and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.
MHealthy Advisory Committee (MHAC) Representative
Jim Bell, CPA, JD and former Chief Administrative Officer at the Medical School
Attend MHAC meetings to insure the needs and contributions of retirees are included in the committee actives and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.
Senate Assembly Representative – Non Voting (Faculty)
Shake Ketefian, Professor Emerita
John Mansfield, Emeritus Associate Research Scientist
Attend meeting of the Senate Assembly to represent retired faculty interests, including policies and procedures that the UMRA Board deems relevant, and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.