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University of Idaho Benefits Advisory Group


The Benefits Advisory Group is comprised of faculty, staff and retirees who represent constituent employee and retiree groups. This group works year-round and closely with university administrators and executives.

Group members advise and make recommendations to the senior leadership as to what actions — if any — need to be considered or undertaken to ensure the plan meets the needs of the workforce, remains solvent, is affordable and performs.

The Benefits Advisory Group is always seeking additional members. If you are interested in joining, please contact Brandi Terwilliger, HR director, at 208-885-3008.

Benefits Advisory Group Members

  • Brandi Terwilliger, Human Resources, HR Director/Co-Chair
  • Benton Glaze, Animal Vet Science, Faculty/Off-Site Representative
  • Carol Grupp, Retiree, Retiree Representative
  • Dave Walker, Retiree, Retiree Representative
  • Lee Espey, Finance & Administration, Finance Representative
  • Kristi Copeland, Off-Site Staff Representative
  • Meladi Lanier, Off-Site Staff Representative
  • Trina Mahoney, Budget Office, Finance Representative
  • Robert Clark, Facilities, Staff Representative
  • Rick Schumaker, EPSCOR, NFE Representative
  • Cheyenne Smith-Sarkkinen, Budget Office, Staff Representative
  • Lynsie Clott, Staff Council Representative
  • Mike McKellar, Faculty, Faculty Senate Representative
  • Laura Smythe, Ombuds
  • Julia McIlroy, Controller's Office, Purchasing Services
  • Cretia Bunney, Controller's Office, Payroll Manager
  • Arlette Jameson, Human Resources, Benefits Team
  • Keli Jones, Human Resources, Benefits Team
  • Kim Ridle, Human Resources, Benefits Team
  • Mindi Wood, Human Resources, Benefits Team

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844-4332 

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3697

Fax: 208-885-3330