Employee Relations Advisory Board



Advisory Board Members

Standing (L to R): Lela Moore,Tonia Martin, Kim Harmon, Carla McMillan, Andrew Karlin, Valerah Hodges, Tom Anderson and Dr. Joe DiPietro. Seated (L to R): Cheryl Hodge, Anne Chappell Tallent, guest: John Goddard, and Dennis Jones.


An Employee Relations Advisory Board (ERAB) exists at the university system level to serve as an advisory group to the president with respect to university policies, programs, and practices. This board consists of:

  • president or designee - chair
  • executive vice president
  • senior vice president and chief financial officer
  • general counsel
  • treasurer
  • chief human resources officer
  • board member from each campus or institute committee elected by committee members

The committees may choose to elect the board representative for a period of one or two years. Board members should be elected before February 1 of each election year, and the secretary should be informed of the term length for each board member.

The next meeting of the Employee Relations Advisory Board:

September 16, from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm., EST
Location: 8th Floor Conference Room -AHT, Knoxville

ERAB Minutes for June 2015

Minutes Archive (past meetings)

Employee Relations Advisory Board Representatives

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Jackie McClarin
(901) 448-8470

University of Tennessee Health Science Center ESC
Brenda Clark
(901) 448-5638

University of Tennessee Foundation
Carla McMillan
(865) 974-1574

Dennis Jones
(865) 974-7423

Institute of Agriculture
Lela Moore
(865) 974-7437

Knoxville, Academic Affairs & Research
Cheryl Hodge
(865) 974-5143

System Administration
Patricia Burke
(615) 532-3522

Knoxville, Administration and Student Affairs
Kim Harmon
(865) 974-5084

Knoxville, University Operations
Tom Anderson
(865) 974-5514

Knoxville Area ESC
Andrew Karlin
(865) 974-6011

Space Institute
Paula Marie Morris
(931) 393-7240

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tonia Martin
(423) 425-2906

Valerah Hodges
(423) 425-4461

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Debbie Hunter
(731) 881-7250


Contact Information

Mike Herbstritt
231 Conference Center Bldg.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
Phone: 865-974-2889

Mary Lucal
230 Conference Center Bldg.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
Phone: 865-974-1909

Dan Webb
207 Race Hall, Dept 3603
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 423-425-4221

J. Phillip Bright
112 Administration Building
Martin, TN 38238
Phone: 731-881-7845

Patricia Burks-Jelks
411 B. H. Goethert Pkwy.
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700
Phone: 931-393-7226

Chandra Alston
6th Floor, 930 Madison Building
930 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-1955