Staff

Tiffany Marra, Ph.D. / Director
Dr. Marra received her Ph.D. in Education from the U-M Ann Arbor. She previously served as program director in the Office of the Provost at UM-Dearborn, where she was the founding director of Dearborn’s Hub for Teaching and Learning, and was a former program manager at both the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the student-focused project MPortfolio. Dr. Marra brings to her role as CEW Director an impressive record of collaboration in project and team-building, demonstrated commitment to campus and student needs, and innovation in the use of technology to support community-building. She can be reached at 734-764-7640 or tmarra@umich.edu.
 
 

Adrian Benedict / Development Generalist
Adrian oversees annual giving, donor stewardship practices, and develops written materials for CEW initiatives. She can be reached at 734-764-7271 or adrianb@umich.edu.

 

 

Ashwini Bhasi / Women of Color in the Academy Project Coordinator
Ashwini manages the Women of Color Academy Project (WOCAP) that provides programs for recruitment, retention and promotion of women of color faculty and graduate students. WOCAP also serves as a support network and chief advocate for women of color scholars. She can be reached at 734-764-6292 or abhasi@umich.edu.

 

Jacqueline Bowman, Ph.D. / Senior Counselor and Program Specialist
Jacquie enjoys assisting graduate students, staff, faculty and the community with their career development strategies. She presents workshops on various educational and career topics and also conducts community college outreach within the state of Michigan. Jacquie's expertise comes from professional work experience in both the academic and corporate sector. She received her Ph.D from the University of Michigan in Educational Psychology. To make a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.  

Kirsten A. Elling, Ph.D. / Associate Director for Counseling, Programs & Services 
Dr. Elling received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.  She oversees CEW's career and educational counseling, as well as our program offerings for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Additionally, Dr. Elling serves on a number of U-M committees, leads the U-M Council for Nontraditional Students, and collaborates with a range of U-M units/departments. She can be reached at 734-764-6360 or kelling@umich.edu.
 
Iona Giddings / Administrative Assistant
Iona welcomes all visitors, donors, and counseling participants to CEW, supports CEW's counseling program, and provides administrative support to the staff. She can be reached at 734-764-6360 or giona@umich.edu



Connie Hansen, MA / Assistant to the Director
Connie provides administrative support for the Director, supervises the front office staff and student assistants, and coordinates CEW's administrative support needs. She can be reached at 734-764-7640 or cchansen@umich.edu
 
 
 
Samara Hough, LMSW-Clinical / Counselor and Program Specialist
Samara provides career and education counseling. To make a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
 
 
 
 
Jenny Kalejs / Scholar Community Project Coordinator
Jenny coordinates efforts to grow and sustain a lively and supportive community for CEW Scholarship recipients. She can be reached at 734-764-7252 or jennkale@umich.edu
 
 
 
 
Sarah Keovongsak, BA / Marketing Coordinator
Sarah manages CEW's website and social media, and coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of the Center's marketing and communications materials and initiatives. She can be reached at 734-763-1878 or sarkeo@umich.edu.
 
 
 
Doreen Murasky, CEW CounselorDoreen Murasky, LMSW, ACSW / Senior Manager for Student Programs
Doreen oversees the scholarship, fellowship and social work internship programs at the Center. In addition, she enjoys providing counseling and developing and presenting dynamic programs with a focus on holistic life planning through the lifespan. Currently her availability for counseling appointments is limited. To speak with Doreen, please call the front office at 734-764-6360 or email dmurasky@umich.edu
 
Charlotte Myers / Gift Officer
Charlotte is responsible for CEW Development. She can be reached at 734-764-7258 or email charlomy@umich.edu.
 
 
 
 
Janice S. Reuben / Senior Associate for Programs and Outreach / WCTF Program Coordinator
Janice manages the Women of Color Task Force and is also responsible for planning and administering the Center's special events, lectures and conferences. She also oversees the CEW event co-sponsorship RFP application process and works with CEW's development team on the stewardship of corporate donors. The Women of Color Task Force is a staff development network that provides professional and leadership development support for U-M employees. She can be reached at 734-764-6331 or reubenjs@umich.edu.
 
Beth Sullivan, MPH / Senior Associate for Advocacy & Policy / Michigan Partners Project Coordinator
Beth manages the Michigan Partners Project, an academic-community partnership addressing low-income women's economic security in the state of Michigan. Beth also oversees CEW's Visiting Scholar and Visiting Social Activist programs and serves on the board of the College and University Work Family Association. She can be reached at 734-764-6343 or bsulliva@umich.edu
 
Jamie Zawistowski / Business Administrator
Jamie manages all business aspects of CEW including finance, budgeting, facilities, financial aid, and human resources. She can be reached at 734-764-7218 or jzawisto@umich.edu.
 
 
 
 

 

Interns/students

Brianna Hawkins, WCTF Student Assistant
Kristin Peterson, SSW Counseling Intern
Seaira Wainaina, Front Office Administrative Assistant

Visiting Scholar

Debotri Dhar, PhD