Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the mission, values and goals of The Ohio State University. In addition to ERGs, affinity and networking groups also exist within the university and provide extreme value to the staff experience. USAC, in coordination with the Office of Human Resources (OHR), strives to provide support to these groups by hosting conversations and networking events and by sharing documentation and resources to enhance the work done by their members and leaders.

Employee Resource, Networking, and Affinity Group Leaders

(as of December 2020)

Group Name
Leader Name
Amanda Crall
Association of Scholarship Admin. Professionals
Dr. Pat Whittington
Richard Evans
Shelby Dawkins
Pride Out Loud – OSUN and COTC
Max Gulick, Desiree Fuerst, Beth Wallace
Muslim Scientists at OSU
Sumaya Hamadmad
Roxann Damron
Brian Javor
OSU Novelists
Patti Flinn
RAVE (Rise Above Value Expected)
Timothy Dunham
Kim Doran
Black Male ERG
Todd Suddeth
Beththena Johnson
Black Faculty and Staff (Black FAM)
LaNorris Alexander
Darryl Griffith
Valery Tarver & Wanda Dillard
Deborah Kay Burgess-Shaw
Milly Valverde
Dr. Tarunjit Butalia
Professor Monica Giusti
Diversabilities ERG
Ashlee Leslie
Asian Pacfic Islander Desi America (APIDA) ERG
Sophia Antoun