Nikki Smith Acierto

Title: University Business Consulting, Operations & Business Services

Phone: (571) 438-9787

Groups: Events Committee, Executive Committee, Fairfax Campus

Position: Consultant

Current Department: University Business Consulting

Joined Mason in 2021

I love working at Mason because it gives me the opportunity to be part of a wonderful team of consultants who care about Mason’s mission and the students we serve. I’m constantly learning and meeting new people across the campuses!

Joined the Staff Senate in 2022

I joined the Staff Senate because I am excited to help support and build a community where staff can thrive and where we feel represented in decision-making.

Stacey Remick-Simkins

Groups: Awards and Engagement Committee, Executive Committee, Fairfax Campus

Carlos Sandoval

Title: Scalia Law School

Phone: 703-993-8261

Groups: Arlington Campus, Executive Committee, Awards and Engagement Committee

Position Title: Associate Director, Instructional and Classroom Technology Services

Current Department: Antonin Scalia Law School

Previous Departments you worked for: Classroom Support -Fairfax-

Joined Mason in 2006

I love Mason because it is a great work environment, very diverse and fantastic work culture.

I joined Staff Senate in 2021

I joined because I wanted to represent my friends and co-workers at the Arlington campus and Law School.

Lesley Irminger

Title: Events Manager, College of Health and Human Services

Groups: Events Committee, Executive Committee, Fairfax Campus

Position Title: Events Manager

Current Department: Development Office, College of Health and Human Services

Previous Departments: University Events, Office of Communications and Marketing, Center for the Arts, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Joined Mason in 2010, graduate school (2008-2010)

I love Mason because of our motto “Innovation is Tradition.” Mason fosters both individuality and diversity. Because of this, each member of the Mason community has an opportunity to grow outside of their work position and everyone’s strengths lie within not only our communal goal, but our diversity.

I joined Staff Senate in 2020.

I joined Staff Senate because after being at Mason for 10 years I decided it was time to help all of our staff not only have an individual voice on campus, but a collective voice. I want to be part of a group that fosters community, involvement, and appreciation for our staff. Mason’s staff to me is the “heart” of Mason and each voice is important and should be heard. My hope is that I can serve as a voice for our staff to ensure that the staff’s role is valued just as much as our student and faculty voices.

Lesley is currently serving as co-chair on the Staff Senate Events Committee and on the Executive Committee.

LaTisha Elcock

Title: Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities

Phone: 703-993-6088

Groups: Events Committee, Executive Committee, Fairfax Campus

Position Title:  Administrative Assistant

Current Department: Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities

Joined Mason in April 2019

I love Mason because it is a warm, welcoming, and dynamic community.

I joined Staff Senate in 2019.

I joined the Staff Senate to serve the Mason community and advocate for my peers.

LaTisha currently serves on the Awards and Engagement Committee and the Staff Senate Executive Committee and is Parliamentarian.

Shams Bahabib

Title: Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Phone: 703-993-4850

Groups: Arlington Campus, Executive Committee, Communications Committee

Position Title: Office Manager

Current Department: Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Joined Mason in 2010

I love Mason because Mason is like a second home. I came to Mason as a student and stayed around as staff.

Joined Staff Senate in 2019

I joined the Staff Senate because I want to connect with staff at the Arlington Campus and the rest of the university by being a representative and advocate.

Shams currently serves as a co-chair for the Staff Senate Communications Committee and is on the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Jessica Adams

Title: Fiscal Services

Phone: 703-993-5966

Groups: Executive Committee, Fairfax Campus, Awards and Engagement Committee

Position Title: Fiscal Training Manager

Current Department: Fiscal Services

Joined Mason in 2011

I love Mason because it is more than a workplace, it’s a family.

Joined Staff Senate in 2019

I joined the Staff Senate because I believe we all have a place here at Mason, no matter our title or place in the hierarchy. We all have something important to share and experiences that make us an asset to the greater good of the university. With that in mind, I think we should celebrate our abilities and insights, and share these across positions, departments, and campuses. Not only that, I think sharing knowledge should be encouraged and rewarded.

Jessi currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Senate, the Awards and Engagement Committee, and the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Preston Williams

Title: Presidential Communications Manager, Office of University Branding

Groups: Executive Committee, Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Presidential Communications Manager

Current Department: Office of University Branding

Joined Mason in 2013

I appreciate working at Mason because I admire the university’s dual ambition: To serve the many and not the few, while at the same time aspiring to become/remain one of the top research universities in the country.

Joined Staff Senate in 2017

I joined the Staff Senate because in conversations and at town hall-style events, I sometimes hear staff members say, in essence, that their commitment to Mason feels deeper than Mason’s commitment to them. I think there is a collective desire throughout Mason to support the lives and careers of staff members, but we can look for more and better ways to ensure that that is the case.

Preston serves as a co-chair of the Communications Committee and on the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Erin Iacangelo Rogers

Title: SciTech Campus Executive Office

Phone: 703-993-8585

Groups: Events Committee, SciTech Campus, Executive Committee

Position Title: Events Coordinator

Current Department: SciTech Campus Executive Office

Previous Departments I have worked for: University Life, Center for the Arts, and Hylton Performing Arts

Joined Mason as a student in Fall 2008 and started working for University Life in 2010. I came back in 2015 as the Events Coordinator.

Loves Mason because Mason provided everything I was looking for in a university at a location so close to home. It offers diversity and makes you feel like a part of the community and not just a number.

Joined Staff Senate in 2016

I joined Staff Senate because after stepping into the position of Events Coordinator I thought this would be a great opportunity to network and build relationships with my fellow staff and campuses. Also, I work out of the Executive Office, which oversees all of the SciTech Campus, and this would be another opportunity to represent the campus.

Erin currently serves as the Chair of the Staff Senate.