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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
  • Karrie May, Power Plant, Staff Representative/Co-Chair
  • Kristi Copeland, Off-Site Staff Representative
  • Benton Glaze, Animal Vet Science, Faculty/Off-Site Representative
  • Carol Grupp, Retiree, Retiree Representative
  • Cheyenne Smith-Sarkkinen, Budget Office, Operating Budget Officer
  • Mike McKellar, Faculty, Faculty Senate Representative
  • John Keatts, General Accounting, Accounting Office
  • Meladi Lanier, Off-Site Staff Representative
  • Trina Mahoney, Budget Office, Finance Representative
  • Wesley Matthews, Human Resources, HR Exec. Director
  • Julie McIlroy, Controller's Office, Purchasing Services
  • Kerry Russel, Facilities, Staff Representative
  • Rick Schumaker, EPSCOR, NFE Representative
  • Laura Smythe, President's Office, Ombudsman
  • Dave Walker, Retiree, Retiree Representative
  • Marlene Wilson, SAC / Staff Representative
  • Cretia Bunney, Controller's Office, Payroll Manager
  • Judy Colbeck, Human Resources, Benefit Services
  • Delaine Flomer, Controller's Office/Benefits, Benefits Accountant
  • Vacant, Human Resources, Benefit Services
  • Shelby Hurn, Human Resources, Benefit Services
  • Arlette Jameson, Human Resources, Benefit Services
  • Kim Ridle, Human Resources, Benefit Services

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

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3697

Fax: 208-885-3330