Benefits and Resource Committee

The Retired Faculty and Staff Benefits and Resource Committee advocates on behalf of retirees and pre-retirees to ensure important university benefits and privileges are available to support retirees. It also explores resources and wellness initiatives beneficial to all faculty and staff and their families. Through the committee’s efforts, special publications, seminars and travel trips have been planned and executed with support by the USC Emeriti Center.

Members of the committee include retired faculty and staff, USC’s retirement navigators, and representatives from the Academic Senate, Staff Assembly, Office of Benefits Administration, USC Health Plans, Center for Work and Family Life, USC Retirement Plans Administration, the USC Credit Union, the USC Emeriti Center, and other invited campus representatives. The committee typically meets at the University Religious Center on the Second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am throughout the academic year.

RFA termed members:

2-year term (expires 1/1/2019)
Dr. Robert Scales
Professor/Dean Emeritus, Dramatic Arts
Accessibility Advisory Committee, Hearing Subcommittee, Senior Housing Consultant
rscales@usc.edu

3-year term (expires 6/30/17)
Dr. Calvin Lau (retiree- faculty)
Clinical Professor, Dentistry
RFA President
cslau@usc.edu

SRA termed members:  

3-year term (expires 6/30/17)
Ms. Connie Horak (retiree- staff)
Retired Director, International Programs
SRA Board, Program Chair
chorak@usc.edu

3-year term (expires 1/1/20)
Dr. Dixon Johnson
Retired Executive Director, Office of International Services
SRA Board Past President
dixonjoh@usc.edu

2-year term (expires 1/1/19)
Mike Klineman
Retired Marshall School of Business Undergraduate Student Affairs
SRA Board President; University Club Board Member
mkline@aol.com

Retired Spouses/Partners Representative:
Louise Simon Lin
Volunteer Development Consultant
limsimon@roadrunner.com

On hiatus:
Elaine Steward (retiree- staff)
Associate Director, Financial Affairs
esslady@ix.netcom.com

University Representatives:

Staff Assembly
David Donovan
Associate Director, USC Transportation – Administration
Staff Assembly Immediate Past President
ddonovan@usc.edu

Katie Boeck
Admin. Molecular and Computational Biology
Staff Assembly Lunch & Learn Chair
Benefits & Resource Committee Secretary
kathlejw@usc.edu

Academic Senate
John Silvestor
Professor, Electrical Engineering Systems
Academic Senate Past President
sylvester@usc.edu

USC Emeriti Center
Dr. Janette Brown
Assistant Vice Provost
USC Emeriti Center
(213) 740-7122
jcbrown@usc.edu

USC Retirement Navigators:

Ms. Debbie Jones
USC Faculty Retirement Navigator, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs
(213) 740-7641
jonesdeb@provost.usc.edu

Ms. Keri Marroquin
USC Benefits Retirement Navigator, Office of Benefits Administration
(213) 821-8100
kmarroquin@hr.usc.edu

USC Senior Care/University Health Plans:
Mr. Prateek Bhatia
Assistant Vice President, Health Plans OBP – Health Plans
pabhatia@usc.edu

USC Center for Work and Family Life:
Ms. Linda Snouffer
Program Manager
(213) 821-0800
snouffer@usc.edu

USC Credit Union:
Ms. Irene Rodriguez
Vice President Business Development
USC Credit Union
(213)821-7100
IRodriguez@usccreditunion.org

At Large Representatives:
Grace Reitzfeld
Univ. Advancement – Business Office
USC Student Veterans Support Network
wygr@usc.edu