Employee Relations Advisory Board



erab 2014

Standing (L to R): Karen Weatherly, Laura Horton, Debbie Hunter, Dr. Joe DiPietro, Wendy Eddy, Jackie McClarin, Kim Harmon, Melissa Ashburn, Misty Bailey . 
Seated (L to R): Tom Anderson, Valerah Hodges, Jean Dake, Ann Tallent.
Not pictured: Dennis Jones, Carla McMillan, Jane Moser, Dianne Trent.


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 23, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., EST
In-person meeting (includes lunch)
8th floor conference room, Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville

ERAB Minutes for June 2014

Insurance Rebates Information (June 2013 meeting)

Minutes Archive (past meetings)


Employee Relations Advisory Board Representatives

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Karen Weatherly
(901) 448-5577

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

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

Dennis Jones
(865) 974-7423

Institute of Agriculture
Dianne Trent
(865) 974-5643

Institute for Public Service
Wendy Eddy
(615) 532-8657

Knoxville, Academic Affairs & Research
Jane Moser
(865) 974-4116

System Administration
Ann Chappell Tallent
(865) 974-5070

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

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

Knoxville Area ESC
Andrew Karlin
(865) 974-6011

Space Institute
Laura Horton
(931) 393-7462

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

Linda Francisco
220 Conference Center Bldg.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
Phone: 865-974-8361

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

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