CRLT Administration, Project, and Event Staff

Michelle Getchell

Michelle Getchell
Director, Conference and Events
(734) 936-0641
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Michelle Getchell joined the CRLT team in 2016 as Conference and Event Manager. In this role, she manages the project staff who oversee the coordination of a variety of events including Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation, Provost Seminar on Teaching, and weekly Seminar Series. Along with her bachelor's degree in Business Management and associate's degree in Human Service (both from Cornerstone University), she brings over twenty-two years of experience to the team, having previously worked as Events Manger at U-M College of Engineering as well as serving as the Executive Director of the non-profit Twinless Twins Support Group International. Michelle is passionate about the way that a well-crafted event can bring people together to accomplish great things and she enjoys putting this passion to work at CRLT.

Brian Konz  Brian Konz
Business Administrator
(734) 763-6939
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Brian Konz earned a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Cincinnati and MBA from Xavier University.  He joined CRLT as the Business Administrator in 2017.  He has over 10 years of experience working in the financial and administrative areas at the University of Michigan that includes working at Business and Finance, The Office of the Provost, National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), and The Detroit Center.  He is responsible for the management of the budget, human resources, financial analyst and reporting, and procurement activities.

Kelsey Adams Kelsey Adams
Communications Coordinator
734) 936-3465
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Kelsey Adams earned her B.F.A. focusing in Illustration from Northern Michigan University and M.A. in Arts Management from Eastern Michigan University. Her experience includes graphic design, illustration, social media content development, and project management. Kelsey oversees the CRLT annual report, social media, and other communications/design work for CRLT.

Mishelle DimitrovaMishelle Dimitrova
Events Coordinator
(734) 936-3837
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Mishelle Dimitrova earned her B.A. in Communications and Hispanic Studies with a certificate in Public Relations from the University of Michigan- Dearborn. She has nearly seven years of work experience with managing both large and small events. During her college years, Mishelle worked at the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Industrial Engineering department where she planned department events, managed social media accounts, and supported faculty and staff. She was also a part of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority where she was the Vice President of Programming and handled both academic and social events.

Sierra Gillie Sierra Gillie
Events Coordinator
(734) 764-2960
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Sierra Gillie earned her bachelor's degree in Recreation and Event Management with a minor in Advertising from Central Michigan University. She has experience in planning various events that range from fundraisers, corporate meetings, and weddings. Since joining CRLT, she provides support for the GSM Seminars, winter and fall GSITO, focus groups, and other CRLT events.

Laura Gonzalez-Garcia Laura Gonzalez-Garcia
Senior Events Coordinator and Grants Assistant
(734) 615-4617
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Laura Gonzalez-Garcia earned her B.A. in political science and international studies from the University of Michigan. In January 2013, she joined CRLT where she provides support for focus groups, workshops for Graduate Student Mentors, and other CRLT events.

Jeri Hollister Jeri Hollister
Events Coordinator and Graphic Designer
(734) 764-2462
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Jeri Hollister earned a B.A. in art history, and B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the Stamps School of Art and Design, at the University of Michigan. She supports CRLT events, including the Health Sciences Teaching Academy, and reviews submissions for the Graduate Teacher Certificate program. She also helps with the LPDF grant, creates promotional graphic materials, updates CRLT publications and web pages.

Ryan Hudson Ryan Hudson
Assistant to the Executive Director, Managing Director, and the Senior Leadership Team
(734) 763-0159
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Ryan Hudson earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Carleton College and the University of Michigan, respectively. Certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language by the University of Liverpool, she did so in Prague from 1989 to 1991. As a GSI, she received teaching awards from Rackham and the department of political science. From 2006 to 2015, Ryan led CRLT's event planning team and provided general research and editing support. In 2016, she became Matt's assistant, and she also supports the teaching award competitions.

Hitomi Katsumi  Hitomi Katsumi
Events Coordinator and Media Production Assistant
(734) 647-4765
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Hitomi Katsumi earned her B.A. in Psychology and Music from the University of Michigan. She joined CRLT in June 2016 and provides support for the CRLT Seminar Series, New Faculty Orientation, and other CRLT events. She also assists in producing media for various center-related events.

Melinda Thompson  Melinda Thompson
Administrative Assistant
(734) 764-0505
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Melinda Thompson earned her associate’s degree in administrative assistant technology from Washtenaw Community College. She has over 10 years of combined clerical and customer service experience and has worked in several different departments at the University of Michigan, including the Housing Information Office and the Facilities Information Center. Since January 2004, Melinda has been with CRLT, where she oversees the undergraduate student assistants and keeps the office well supplied and running smoothly.

Lisa Tune  Lisa Tune
Events Coordinator, Graphic Designer, and Photographer
(734) 763-4418
1071 Palmer Commons • 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Lisa Tune earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in Graphic Communication from Eastern Michigan University. She has a wide range of event and communications experience. Within CRLT, she provides travel and graphic design support to various programs. She also delivers event photography for numerous events including the CRLT Players performances, Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation, New Faculty Orientation and many other CRLT events.