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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.
Shayla Amin-Jones
HR Shared Services Data Specialist
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Lisa Andrud
Recruiter
412-383-5636 lma79@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.
Tom Armstrong
Diversity Recruiting and Transition Consultant
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.
Rami Ashamalla
Recruiter
412-383-0932 raa222@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.
Melissa Barr
Business Manager, UCDC
mcb135@pitt.edu
Diane Bartus
Employee and Labor Relations 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.
Steven Beck
Employee Relations Specialist
412-624-3334 slb225@pitt.edu
Corey Bowlby
Senior Recruiter, All-Temps
412-624-2160 cjb169@pitt.edu
HR All-Temps Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding All-Temps employees.
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.
Erin Brown
Compensation Analyst
412-383-2746 eob6@pitt.edu
Erin is responsible for evaluating replacement requests of non-exempt positions, assisting in completion of benchmarking salary surveys, and processing supplemental pay requests.
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.
Lakijai Bynum
Shared Services Representative
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Shared Services Representatives provide customer support for HR systems, including Talent Center, Pitt Worx, and Compliance Center; and offer administrative support.
Kate Carney
HR Shared Services Data Specialist
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Raymond Cerqua
Compensation Analyst
412-383-2754 rac294@pitt.edu
Diane Chabal
Director of 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.
Angela Coldren
Greensburg Campus, Director of Human Resources
amp8@pitt.edu
Gina Davis
Employee Relations Specialist
412-383-9938 GDD16@pitt.edu
Beth Ann Deutsch
Employee Relations Specialist
412-648-1969 bed64@pitt.edu
Bridget Devine
Associate HRIS Business Analyst
412-383-2351 brd102@pitt.edu
Bridget assists with HR system administration and support, HR reports, and data analytics.
Rebecca DiPerna
Supervisor, Shared Services
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Rebecca oversees the Shared Services front-end functions and services for University faculty, enhancing and optimizing the HR service delivery experience.
Shanel Divito
Director of Strategic Initiatives
412-648-1591 sjd111@pitt.edu
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.
Robert Fernandes
Recruiter, All-Temps
412-648-0339 rof63@pitt.edu
HR All-Temps Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding All-Temps employees.
Mariah Frantz
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.
Jenny French
Recruiter, All-Temps
412-383-0291 jmf229@pitt.edu
HR All-Temps Recruiters are involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding All-Temps employees.
Brittany Frund
Benefits Analyst, Health & Welfare
412-624-8050 bat32@pitt.edu
James Gallaher
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
james.gallaher@pitt.edu
James works to help people reach their full potential by leading Pitt's human resources programs and initiatives.
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
Senior Technical 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.
Amrit Gill
HR Shared Services Data Specialist
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
John Graner
Compensation Analyst
412-648-4671 jrg189@pitt.edu
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.
James Greeno
HR Shared Services Data Specialist
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Kelly Hardon
Consultant and Program Manager
412-624-8044 khardon@pitt.edu
Kelly manages the Faculty & Staff Development Program, a series of courses offered each spring and fall to enhance employee career skills. Kelly also consults with University organizations on strategic and workflow analysis.
Michaela Hardy
Administrative Assistant, Benefits
412-624-8068 mih131@pitt.edu
Jodi Hernandez
Senior Compensation Analyst
412-383-6951 jlh315@pitt.edu
Elizabeth Herring
Team Lead, Shared Services
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Elizabeth 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.
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.
Lisa Jalvia
Administrative Assistant, Employee and Labor Relations
412-648-1617 lij52@pitt.edu
Kyara Jefferson
Student Employment Coordinator
412-383-5637 kmj72@pitt.edu
Kyara assists with the hiring and onboarding of students for on-campus jobs through Talent Center.
Aynsley Jimenez
Compliance Specialist
412-624-8047 pauad5@pitt.edu
Keith Kapusta
Employee and Labor Relations Project Specialist
412-624-8049 kapusta@pitt.edu
Sophia Kazee
Shared Services Representative
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Shared Services Representatives provide customer support for HR systems, including Talent Center, Pitt Worx, and Compliance Center; and offer administrative support.
Jason Killmeyer
HRIS Director
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.
Hanjay Kim
HR Shared Services Data Specialist
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Karla Kitner
Johnstown Campus, Director of Human Resources
814-269-7029 kgarman@pitt.edu
Melissa Kluchurosky
Director of Benefits
412-624-8067 mmk35@pitt.edu
Melissa is responsible for leading wellness efforts, managing relationships, and supporting the professional development of the Benefits Department staff.
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.
Jared Lanza
Manager, All-Temps
412-624-7450 jfl27@pitt.edu
Jared is involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding All-Temps employees at the University.
Kristy Liberatore
Senior HRIS Business Analyst
412-383-4824 kal241@pitt.edu
Kristy assists with HR system administration and support, HR reports, and data analytics.
Waide Matthews
Student Employment Coordinator
412-383-0528 waide@pitt.edu
Waide assists with the hiring and onboarding of students for on-campus jobs through Talent Center.
Kimberly Mehr
Shared Services Representative
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Shared Services Representatives provide customer support for HR systems, including Talent Center, Pitt Worx, and Compliance Center; and offer administrative support.
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.
Joseph Molinaro
HRIS Business Analyst
412-624-8619 jdm229@pitt.edu
Joseph assists with HR system administration and support, HR reports, and data analytics.
Mary Neitznick-Oakley
Recruiter
412-383-0321 men78@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.
Cole Newman
Recruiting Assistant
412-648-1526 con22@pitt.edu
Cole assists with posting requisitions for Talent Center, as well as provides customer and administrative support for HR departments.
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.
Patricia Osekowski
Compliance Coordinator
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Angel Pagan-Cordero
Employee Relations Specialist
412-648-0685 ajp255@pitt.edu
Maureen Pastin
Director of Compensation
412-383-2786 mlp144@pitt.edu
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.
Laura Police
Team Lead, Shared Services Data Team
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Laura oversees the Shared Services front-end data functions and services, enhancing and optimizing the HR service delivery experience including support for HR systems and offering administrative support.
Yvonne Powers
Director, Employee and Labor Relations
412-624-6801 ytp2@pitt.edu
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
Financial and Operations 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.
Laura Schmid
Director of Shared Services
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Laura 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.
Shahfar Shaari
Project Manager
412-383-3953 shahfar.shaari@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.
Kathleen Stewart
Compensation Analyst
412-383-2478 kps21@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.
Noah True-Daniels
Employee and Labor Relations Accountant
412-624-8074 ntruedaniels@cfo.pitt.edu
Jordan Ulrich
Student Employment Supervisor
412-383-5642 jordan.ulrich@pitt.edu
Jordan is responsible for the hiring of students for on-campus jobs through Talent Center, the administration of student records in Pitt Worx, and the application of University hiring policies as they apply to students.
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
Shared Services Representative
412-624-7000
hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr
Shared Services Representatives provide customer support for HR systems, including Talent Center, Pitt Worx, and Compliance Center; and offer administrative support.
Jamie Wincovitch
Director, University Child Development Center
412-383-2100 jmw170@pitt.edu
Roland Woods
Workforce Development Career Counselor
412-290-2285 row74@pitt.edu
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 Manager
412-624-2795 jmz63@pitt.edu
Juliana manages and supports the development, communications, and implementation of effective communications and marketing plans within the Office of Human Resources.