To get in touch with anyone in the Office of Human Resources, please askHR at or 574-631-5900.

Office of the Vice President for Human Resources (FAX: 574-631-6926)

Name Title
Heather Christophersen Vice President for Human Resources
Ashley Wright Executive Associate
Emily Fiedeldey Program Director, Strategic Initiatives

Benefits and Compensation (FAX: 574-631-8263)

Name Title
Denise Murphy Assistant Vice President - Total Rewards
Scott Hershberger Compensation and Benefits Manager
Rachel Otwinowski Benefits Program Manager
Kevin Mospan Benefits Program Manager
Mandy Crowley Compensation Analyst
Ashley Becker Compensation Analyst
Anna Santiaguel Compensation Analyst
Becky Pike Benefits Specialist

Human Resources Consultants (FAX: 574-631-6862)

Name Title
Mark Kocovski Assistant Vice President - People Strategy and Partnerships
Lori Maurer Associate Director – HR Consulting
Sharon Hawkins Associate Director - HR Consulting
Megan Costigan Sr. Human Resources Consultant
Angeles Gonzalez Human Resources Consultant
Kim Patton Human Resources Consultant
Sarah Biggs Human Resources Consultant
Amy Lehman Human Resources Consultant

Office of Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity leads the University’s efforts to preserve a workplace environment that is welcoming, diverse, and free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. For assistance, please call 574-631-0444.

Name Title
Erin Oliver Assistant Vice President & Title IX Coordinator
Amber Monroe Title IX Service Manager
Lynn Kalamaros Sr. Equity & Faculty Affairs Specialist 
Mike Colonna Sr. Equity Specialist
Monique Frazier Equal Opportunity & Access Program Manager
Shannon Sparazynski Compliance Program Manager
Mariah Bures Child Protection Program Manager
Kristy Leininger Equity Process Specialist

Staff Diversity and Inclusion

Name Title
Eric Love Director, Staff Diversity and Inclusion

Talent Acquisition & Learning & Organizational Development

Name Title
Matthew Blazejewski Director – Talent Acquisition & Learning & Organizational Development
Kelly McNally Manager, Learning & Organizational Development
LaTonia Ferguson Learning & Organizational Development Consultant
Susan Hurley Learning & Organizational Development Specialist
Bryan Reaume Learning & Organizational Development Program Manager (University Relations)
Mary Flynt Learning & Organizational Development Coordinator (University Relations)
Sara Ermeti Dual Career Assistance Program Manager
Caity Daus Talent Acquisition Program Manager
Susan Hlade Talent Acquisition Consultant
Shawn Oliver Talent Acquisition Consultant
Tara Gilchrist Talent Sourcing Consultant
Jessica Orta Talent Acquisition Associate
Erica Mendelson Talent Acquisition Associate
Sheri Egendoerfer Recruiting Coordinator (University Relations)
Michael McFadden Talent Acquisition Consultant (OIT)

People Strategic Operations (FAX: 574-631-8263)

Name Title
Kathryn Valenti Executive Director – People Strategic Operations
Theresa Dockery Director – Process and Innovation
Kevin Birch Manager – People Services
Laura Picking Manager – People Services
Steve Cohen Manager - HR Information Systems (HRIS)
Hilary Loso Associate
Joyce Ndegwa Associate
Olivia Hertsel Associate
Sydney O’Leary Associate
Diana Peynado Associate
Kandis Hyde Associate
Kelly Stultz Associate
Greg Schuman Associate
Danielle Bartkowiak Associate
Amber Petras Associate
Susan Mummert Associate
Farida Suhardjo Associate
Sandy Kemp HRIS Analyst
Matt McCubbins HRIS Analyst
Lindsey Meyer HRIS Analyst
Bernard Akatu Director, HR Analytics
Mike Scott Finance Program Manager