Staff Council Representatives

Staff Council 2021/22

Sulaina Banks - President

Sulaina Banks - President

Department: Financial Aid

Term: 2019-2022

Sulaina is an alumna of Cal Poly Humboldt (Class of 2017).  In 2012, she moved from a small desert town called California City, CA, to attend Humboldt. During her undergrad years, Sulaina began her career at Humboldt working at the Financial Aid Office.

When not devoting her energy to Humboldt, Sulaina can be found hiking with her dog, playing Sims4 or WoW, and taking care of her plant babies. Please visit her by stopping by the Financial Aid Office, or call her at extension x5379.

Vacant - Vice President

Vacant - Vice President

This position is not filled.

Vacant - Treasurer

Vacant - Treasurer

This position is not filled.

Phil Rouse - Secretary

Phil Rouse - Secretary

Bio coming soon!

Deirdre Clem - Councilor

Deirdre Clem - Councilor

Department: Facilities Management

Term: 2021-2023

Deirdre grew up in Eureka, CA, and is an alum of Cal Poly Humboldt Class of 2004, with studies in Geography and Natural Resource Planning. She had over fifteen years of professional planning and project management experience before coming to join the Facilities Management team as their Project & Space Analyst in 2019. Deirdre is an avid gardener and knitter, loves to sew (it’s her ‘winter sport’), gives excessive cuddles to her golden retriever, and maintains an art history of her daughter’s prolific creations.


You can find Deirdre in Facilities Management 108A, and you can reach her at dnm14@humboldt.edu or x5894.

Katie Koscielak - Councilor

Katie Koscielak - Councilor

Department: Facilities Management/Sustainability

Term: 2020-2022

 

Katie Koscielak joined the Humboldt staff team as a Sustainability Analyst in 2016. In her job, she coordinates a comprehensive sustainability report for the campus called STARS, produces a variety of outreach and engagement materials, advises an array of student projects, and helps identify areas for infusing sustainability in the cultural, academic, and operational fabric of the campus. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Science with a concentration in Environment & Community from Cal Poly Humboldt and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from UC Berkeley. 
 
Katie is passionate about the power of art to connect people, create dialogue, and motivate social change. Her specialty is organizing teams of people to cohesively work together to design, implement, and/or maintain inclusive, just, and sustainable communities, with an emphasis on environmental justice and critical theories that interrogate power/privilege/oppression within environmental, sustainability, and climate change projects. She loves growing food in her garden, cooking, dancing, singing, playing guitar, and hearing the stories of people she meets from all walks of life (a.k.a. bearing witness to the struggles and joys that compose the human condition). Having served on the Board for local and out-of-area non-profits, she brings grassroots and community organizing perspectives to her work throughout the Humboldt Bay region.

Maxine Mota - Councilor

Maxine Mota - Councilor

Department: Learning Center

Term: 2021-2023

Maxine came from San Diego to Cal Poly Humboldt in 2013. She started as a student tutor at the Learning Center in 2016 and shortly after graduating in 2017 she accepted a staff position in the department. 

Outside of Humboldt, Maxine enjoys gardening, hiking, and otherwise enjoying nature! Her favorite place in all of Humboldt County is Big Lagoon County Park. You can contact Maxine by emailing her at maxine.mota@humboldt.edu 

 

Nancy Olson - Councilor

Nancy Olson - Councilor

Department: Human Resources

Term: 2020-2022

 

Nancy Olson joined Humboldt in 2019 and serves as the Training Specialist in HR. She joined Staff Council in 2020 to contribute to its important work supporting employee engagement and building a positive campus culture. 

Prior to moving to Humboldt County in 2019, she served as Executive Director for Southern California Leadership Network, a community leadership program for business, nonprofit and public sector professionals in Los Angeles and throughout California. She has served as executive director for two other nonprofit organizations, and for five years worked in California’s Office of the Governor leading statewide initiatives focused on creating social change through cross-sector partnerships.  Nancy also spent eight years living and working in the country of Haiti, serving with organizations including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Concern.

Nancy has a focused passion for the development of skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate professionals, and helping others find their path to success and deeper meaning at work and in community. She is Mom to two artists, who are her greatest teachers. You can find her in the HR office and at no43@humboldt.edu

Kali Rothrock - Councilor

Kali Rothrock - Councilor

Department: Dean of Students Office

Term: 2020-2022

 

Kali is the CARE Services Case Manager in the Dean of Students Office. She enjoys her role at Humboldt supporting students during their time in college, and she is excited to be serving on Staff Council to continue making more connections across campus. Kali grew up in the Arcata/Eureka area and attended college at a tiny school in Maine called College of the Atlantic where she received a BA in Human Ecology. After graduating, Kali returned to Humboldt County and worked as a Sexual Assault Prevention Educator/Client Advocate at the North Coast Rape Crisis Team before transitioning to her position at Humboldt with the CARE Services Program.

Kali has two adorable cats, Milo and Dilly Bean, who are her best little buddies. She plays steel drums in a local band and enjoys spending time with friends and family, making bagels, looking at tide pool creatures at the beach, buying things to entertain her cats, and doing yard work/gardening.

You can find Kali in Siemens Hall 211, and you can reach her at kr236@humboldt.edu or x3506.

Janessa Woolley - Councilor

Janessa Woolley - Councilor

Department: Payroll 

Term: 2021-2023

 

Janessa is an Humboldt Alumni, Class of 2020. She moved to Humboldt County in 2016 from Seattle, Washington, to be closer to family. Janessa began working for Cal Poly Humboldt in the Accounting Department and then found her home with Payroll. 

Janessa can be found with her 2 boys, when not working. She loves reading to her sons and going on adventures in the Redwoods. She also is passionate about the importance of education in society. Feel free to stop by and say hello to her in the Payroll Office! You can also reach her via email (janessa.woolley@gmail.com) or by calling x4911.