Members And Staff

The Council is composed of 14 members: three members of the House appointed by the Speaker; three members of the Senate appointed by the President; three members appointed by the Governor, one representing the state, another representing local governments, and the third representing public education institutions; and the five executive directors of the state retirement systems, who are nonvoting members. The law stipulates that no more than two of the three House members, Senate members, or gubernatorial appointees may be of the same political party. Council members serve without compensation but are reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

 
 

Voting Members : Senate

 
 

Voting Members : House

Representative
 
Representative
 
 
 

Voting Members : Governor Appointees

Lora Miller
Dr. Thomas Pascarella
Pending Senate Approval
 
Vacant
 
 
 

Non-Voting Members

Mark Atkeson
HPRS
Karen Carraher
OPERS
 
John Gallagher
OP&F
 
Michael Nehf
STRS
 
 
Helen Ninos
SERS Interim Executive Director
 
 

Staff

Bethany Rhodes
Director/General Counsel
Jeff Bernard
Senior Research Associate
 
Cindy Burck
Executive Assistant/Payroll
 
Ali Yogmour
Assistant Research Associate