OHR Staff Directory

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Laura Ainsley
Learning and Development Specialist
412-624-3340 lla21@pitt.edu
Laura is responsible for providing consulting, coaching, and training to the University community.
Tom Armstrong
Recruiter, Veterans and Individuals with disABILITIES
412-648-8375 armstr89@pitt.edu
Tom is responsible for vetting and sourcing candidates through Transitioning Individuals with disABILITIES, building a roster of community partners and referral sources, and assisting in the building of a Veteran's Outreach program.
Lindsey Bandison
Benefits Representative
833-852-2210 ldb35@pitt.edu
Benefits Representatives serve as primary customer service support for the day-to-day benefits administration for the University including answering inquiries, assisting with benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Diane Bartus
Administrative Coordinator
412-624-0214 dlb90@pitt.edu
Diane manages the University's unemployment claims processing and unemployment hearings. Diane is responsible for processing union dues for the SEIU 32BJ, as well as dues for the Local 95 and Local 95 Regionals. She also manages data for union pay rate increases and job transfers.
Deva Bennett
Recruiting Assistant
412-624-8034 deb121@pitt.edu
Deva assists with posting requisitions for Talent Center, as well as provides customer and administrative support for HR departments.
Corey Bowlby
Senior Recruiter, All-Temps
412-624-2160 cjb169@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding All-Temps employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Ashley Boykin
Wellness Specialist
412-624-1541 aboykin@pitt.edu
Ashley assists with the promotion and support of University wellness campaigns and initiatives. She also assists with the long-term wellness strategy to create a culture of wellness on campus.
Sofia Brien
Bradford and Titusville Campuses
Manager of Human Resources
814-362-0251 spb128@pitt.edu
Sofia is responsible for the hiring process of all new staff, including payroll processing, and meets with all new employees regarding health and retirement benefits at the Bradford Campus. She is also a resource for the Bradford Campus community for benefit and payroll information.
Mark Burdsall
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Consulting Services
412-624-8038 pauab5@pitt.edu
Mark oversees and supports the Organization Development, Compensation, and Employee & Labor Relations departments within OHR. Mark also delivers training programs and conducts workflow analysis for the University.
Erika Carpio
Special Projects Coordinator
412-648-4198 erc72@pitt.edu
Erika is responsible for providing support to various HR special projects, in particular the Pitt Worx implementation.
Diane Chabal
Manager, Organization Development
412-624-8053 diane.chabal@pitt.edu
Diane is responsible for managing Organization Development initiatives and projects, including performance management, process improvements, and faculty and staff development.
Nicole Cho
Compensation Analyst
412-383-3251 nac60@pitt.edu
Nicole is responsible for evaluating replacement requests of non-exempt positions, assisting in completion of benchmarking salary surveys, and processing supplemental pay requests.
David DeJong
Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
412-624-8030 dejong@pitt.edu
Danielle des Tombe
Compensation Analyst
412-624-8925 dld74@pitt.edu
Beth Ann Deutsch
Employee Relations Specialist
412-648-1969 bed64@pitt.edu
Bridget Devine
Team Lead, Shared Services
412-383-2351 brd102@pitt.edu
Bridget oversees the Shared Services front-end functions and services, enhancing and optimizing the HR service delivery experience including support for HR systems and offering administrative support.
Mariah Dickert
HRIS Business Analyst
412-648-4068 mrd89@pitt.edu
Mariah is responsible for system administration and maintenance, leading HRIS projects and process improvement initiatives, and generating and analyzing reports.
Tara Doliveira-Shaffer
Benefits Representative
833-852-2210 tds89@pitt.edu
Benefits Representatives serve as primary customer service support for the day-to-day benefits administration for the University including answering inquiries, assisting with benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Nichole Dwyer
Director of Communications
412-624-8039 nddwyer@pitt.edu
Nichole leads the communications efforts for the Office of Human Resources, developing and executing plans and strategies that embody the OHR mission and vision.
Shawn Facini
Systems Analyst
412-624-2449 shf30@pitt.edu
Brittany Frund
Benefits Analyst, Health & Welfare
412-624-8050 bat32@pitt.edu
Michelle Fullem
Project Manager
412-624-8062 mrs100@pitt.edu
Michelle is a strategic project manager for the Oracle HCM Cloud project, Pitt Worx. She manages and liaises with the project team on the implementation, coordination, and development of Pitt Worx.
Lisa Garland
Director of Talent Acquisition
412-648-7873 lig52@pitt.edu
Lisa is a strategic talent advisor who manages the acquisition and placement process for full- and part-time staff at the University to attract a diverse, qualified candidate pool inspired to work at a mission-driven organization.
Janet Gerster
Recruiter
412-624-4072 jgerster@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding staff employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Ali Gibson
Recruiter
412-624-8036 arg145@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding staff employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Paula Gray
Executive Assistant
412-624-8030 pag77@pitt.edu
Paula provides executive assistance to OHR’s vice chancellor and administration group. Paula also leads OHR event planning initiatives and coordinates senior leadership meetings while managing the critical daily office functions.
Sheena Hancock
Recruiter
412-624-8037 sdh2@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding staff employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Kelly Hardon
Consultant and Program Manager
412-624-8044 khardon@pitt.edu
Kelly is responsible for development, delivery, and evaluation of programming for the Faculty & Staff Development Program - a series of courses offered each spring and fall to enhance employee career skills and to support the University's strategic goals.
Michaela Hardy
Administrative Assistant
412-624-8068 mih131@pitt.edu
Jodi Hernandez
Senior Compensation Analyst
412-383-6951 jlh315@pitt.edu
Elizabeth Herring
Human Resources Assistant
412-624-0173 erh105@pitt.edu
HR Assistants provide customer support for HR systems, including Talent Center, PRISM TRKS, and Compliance Center; and offer administrative support for the Talent Acquisition and Compensation departments.
Bree Houck
Manager, Talent Acquisition
412-624-2903 bklaja@pitt.edu
Bree develops strategic policies and procedures for talent acquisition, functions as the subject matter expert for recruitment/recruitment operations, and assists with full-cycle recruitments for staff positions.
Aynsley Jimenez
Functional Lead
412-624-8047 pauad5@pitt.edu
Nicole Jones
Benefits Representative
833-852-2210 nicole.r.jones@pitt.edu
Benefits Representatives serve as primary customer service support for the day-to-day benefits administration for the University including answering inquiries, assisting with benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Heather Jones-Oramas
Benefits Representative
833-852-2210 haj46@pitt.edu
Benefits Representatives serve as primary customer service support for the day-to-day benefits administration for the University including answering inquiries, assisting with benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Keith Kapusta
Employee Relations Specialist
412-624-8049 kapusta@pitt.edu
Sarah Kegerreis
Communications Specialist
412-383-6691 sak280@pitt.edu
Sarah supports the communications efforts in OHR by developing content, maintaining a complex implementation schedule, and coordinating with the Pitt Worx project team.
Maureen Kendall
Director of Compensation
412-624-4752 mak393@pitt.edu
Michael Kiley
Lead Systems Analyst
412-648-9045 michael.kiley@pitt.edu
Jason Killmeyer
HR Project & Data Manager
412-648-3358 jasonk2@pitt.edu
Jason is responsible for HR system administration and high level support; HR project management and implementation; and HR reports and data analytics.
Melissa Kluchurosky
Manager of Benefits, Retirement Savings Plans, Life Insurance, and Leaves
412-624-8067 mmk35@pitt.edu
Melissa supervises a staff of Benefits Analysts who administer the life insurance, long term care, retirement savings, and leave programs for the University.
Mary Anne Koleny, SPHR
Greensburg Campus
Director of Human Resources
724-836-9902 msk59@pitt.edu
Kristen Korbich
Manager, All-Temps
412-624-8051 kkorbich@pitt.edu
Kristen is involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding All-Temps employees at the University.
John Kozar
Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Benefits
412-624-4845 jkozar@pitt.edu
John oversees the Benefits Department and negotiates all contracts and agreements, as well as develops costs and any changes in plan designs. He provides oversight of the onsite Health & Wellness Center and serves as a liaison for the Benefits and Welfare Committee.
Zach Kurta
Recruiter
412-624-3329 zrk4@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding staff employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Kim Kushon
Director of Administration
412-624-0255 marascok@pitt.edu
Kim oversees the business operations for OHR, including financial controls, contract management, policy/procedure development, IT systems support, and facilities projects/needs.
Victoria Lancaster
Director of Shared Services
412-648-9968 vclanc@pitt.edu
Victoria oversees HR Shared Services by managing the daily workflow of the front desk and distributing tasks as needed to meet Payroll deadlines. She is also responsible for supervising the service center staff and handling customer service inquiries in a timely manner.
Alicia Lane
aelane@pitt.edu
833-852-2210 aelane@pitt.edu
Benefits Representatives serve as primary customer service support for the day-to-day benefits administration for the University including answering inquiries, assisting with benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Jared Lanza
Senior IT Recruiter
412-624-7450 jfl27@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding staff employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Kristy Liberatore
Senior HRIS Business Analyst
kal241@pitt.edu
Kristy assists with HR system administration and support, HR reports, and data analytics.
Mary Beth McCulloch
Director, University Child Development Center
412-383-2100 mbm12@pitt.edu
Kelsey McKelvey
Junior Compensation Analyst
412-383-6587 kam512@pitt.edu
Jordan Miller
Learning and Development Specialist
412-383-8096 jmmiller@pitt.edu
Jordan is responsible for providing consulting, coaching, and training to the University community.
Jocelyn Myers
Administrative Assistant, UCDC
412-383-2100 jom140@pitt.edu
Michael Nordenberg
Senior Recruiter
412-624-2047 michael.nordenberg@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding staff employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Alison Paul
Employee Relations Specialist
412-624-8138 all189@pitt.edu
Anthony Payne
Benefits Analyst, Leaves & Life Insurance
412-624-8059 a.payne@pitt.edu
Anthony is responsible for administering FMLA, paid parental leave, short-term disability for staff, and long-term disability, as well as the administration of life insurance and long-term care plans.
Kim Phillips
Benefits Supervisor, Customer Support
412-624-8040 kdp19@pitt.edu
Kim supervises a staff of Benefits Representatives who offer day-to-day benefits administration for the University including customer inquiries, benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Jessica Phillips
Recruiter, All-Temps
412-624-5697 jlp240@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding All-Temps employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Emily Ratay
Communications Specialist
412-624-4229 emr101@pitt.edu
Emily supports the communications efforts in OHR by developing content, ensuring brand compliance, and maintaining a complex editorial schedule.
Lora Rice
Office Coordinator
412-648-4108 lor16@pitt.edu
Lora assists with day-to-day facilities-related tasks with OHR, coordinating and liaising with various vendors and departments, and provides assistance to the Director of Administration.
Rebecca Roadman
Senior HR Project Manager
412-648-4330 rmr35@pitt.edu
Maureen Shearson
Recruiter
412-624-1968 mns39@pitt.edu
HR Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding staff employees; and represent Pitt at career fairs and community events.
Zachary Smetana
Benefits Analyst, Pensions & Retirement Savings
412-624-5963 zts19@pitt.edu
Zachary is responsible for administering the University's defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans.
Jennifer Sneddon
Administrative Assistant, UCDC
412-383-2100 jlw65@pitt.edu
Jocelyn Starks
Administrative Assistant, Consulting Services
412-624-4645 jms636@pitt.edu
Meghan Tintera
Manager of Benefits, Health & Welfare
412-624-8054 mferris@pitt.edu
Meghan supervises a staff of Benefits Analysts who administer the health and welfare plans, enrollment eligibility, open enrollment periods, wellness initiatives.
Nigel Trainer
Team Lead, Shared Services
412-383-7639 nigelt@pitt.edu
Nigel oversees the Shared Services front-end functions and services, enhancing and optimizing the HR service delivery experience including support for HR systems and offering administrative support.
Karen Vaina
Employee Relations Specialist
klv35@pitt.edu
Stephanie Varholak
Interim Director, Employee & Labor Relations
412-624-2997 stv20@pitt.edu
Cameron Walker
Supervisor, Shared Services
412-624-8305 chw125@pitt.edu
Cameron oversees the Shared Services front-end functions and services, enhancing and optimizing the HR service delivery experience. He also assists with the I-9 and Child Protection Clearance processes.
Tammy Weaver
Benefits Analyst, Retiree Benefits
412-624-8057 tew55@pitt.edu
Tammy is responsible for administering health and welfare plans, enrollment eligibility, and benefits packages for University retirees.
Amy Williams
Benefits Representative
833-852-2210 amw289@pitt.edu
Benefits Representatives serve as primary customer service support for the day-to-day benefits administration for the University including answering inquiries, assisting with benefits eligibility and enrollment, and health and welfare benefit plan details.
Lauren Wilson
Human Resources Assistant
412-624-4534 law194@pitt.edu
HR Assistants provide customer support for HR systems, including Talent Center, PRISM TRKS, and Compliance Center; and offer administrative support for the Talent Acquisition and Compensation departments.
Jamie Wincovitch
Education Coordinator, UCDC
412-383-2100 jmw170@pitt.edu
Taeler Wright
Student Employment Coordinator
412-624-6241 taw103@pitt.edu
Taeler assists with the hiring and onboarding of students for on-campus jobs through Talent Center.
Kate Young
Manager of Benefits, Health & Welfare
412-624-8054 pauko5@pitt.edu
Kate supervises a staff of Benefits Analysts who administer the health and welfare plans, enrollment eligibility, open enrollment periods, wellness initiatives.
Juliana Zipay
Communications Specialist
412-624-2795 jmz63@pitt.edu
Juliana supports the communications efforts in OHR by assisting in development of web and print content while ensuring consistent branding.