Barbara Juknialis, administrative director of biomedical ethics, and Michael Gilkey, acting executive director of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine, have been elected to the Staff Advisory Council. Juknialis will be vice chair of the council, and Gilkey will be secretary. Their terms in office will begin this September.

The vice chair is elected to serve a one-year term as vice chair followed by a one-year term as chair, and the secretary is elected to serve a two-year term.

Juknialis has been with the university for 11 years, where she has held service positions such as a Staff Advisory Council representative, co-chair of the SAC Fringe Benefits Committee, member of the University Fringe Benefits Committee and presiding officer of the School of Medicine Administrators’ Forum.

Through her service as SAC vice chair, Juknialis aims to increase SAC’s visibility and improve the work environment for all employees. “I am a firm believer in working to make good things happen and will bring that belief to my work as vice chair and chair of the council,” she said.

Gilkey joined the university seven years ago. Throughout his time, he has been a SAC representative, including serving as chair of the SAC Communications Committee since 2010. In his current role, he leads a multi-institutional, multi-departmental organization that requires a diverse skill set and high levels of communication and organization. As secretary of SAC, Gilkey said he will use his “organizational and other technical skills to support SAC’s leadership and programs.”