Valerie A. Thomas, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Valerie is responsible for the overall administration of the Human Resources Department to include: recruitment and selection, training and development, benefits, payroll, classification/compensation, HRIS and general policy administration.
Elmer Falconer, Director of Employment/Labor Relations
Elmer is responsible for overseeing the employment process and labor relations functions including administering and ensuring compliance with the various negotiated collective bargaining agreements. He is also responsible for overseeing the Performance Management Process (PMP).
Lisa Drouillard, Director of Payroll
Lisa is responsible for managing payroll administration including audit compliance, dual employment, payroll onboarding paperwork, pay check distribution and training.
Rochelle Sanders, Director
Rochelle is responsible for overseeing Classification/Compensation, Benefit Administration, Workplace Learning/Wellness, HRIS, New Employee Orientation, Retirement, Exit Interviews, Wage Studies, and several PeopleSoft HR functions such as establish or modify positions and management of employees’ biographic and demographic data.
Zahira Meyers, Benefits Manager
Zahira is responsible for handling all health benefits issues for active employees, including processing health benefits forms and resolving problems with health benefits. She also conducts new employee orientation.
Sara Shannon, Benefits Assistant
Sara is responsible for reviewing and processing tuition remission, tuition reimbursement requests, health benefit applications, and handling retirement related activities to include retiree health benefits, retirement applications, and supplemental retirement accounts.
Classification/Compensation & Position Management
Sonya Garlington, Classification/Compensation Manager
Sonya is responsible for conducting job studies, salary surveys, and other wage administration projects related to the classification and compensation of campus staff and positions.
Kim Harris, Employment Manager
Kim is responsible for recruitment and selection for exempt and non-exempt staff as well as faculty recruitment. She coordinates the Employee of the Quarter Program. In addition, Kim is responsible for development and maintenance of the Human Resources website.
Sandy Vance, Employment Specialist
Sandy assists the Employment Manager in recruitment and selection of staff and faculty positions. She reviews and evaluates application forms, provides guidance on application procedures and administers skills testing.
Kia Johnson, Payroll Manager
Kia is responsible for the day to day payroll operations including addressing complex payroll issues, overseeing bi-weekly payroll processing activities to include troubleshooting issues, NRA tax treaties, VISA updates, dual employment and campus training.
Jessica Hutchins, Payroll Processing Associate
Jessica is responsible for verification of New Hire PAR and Change PAR forms and supporting documents for all departments (Faculty and Staff positions).
Krystle Purnell, Payroll Processing Associate
Krystle is responsible for verification of New Hire PAR and Change PAR forms and supporting documents for all departments for Faculty and Staff positions.
Sherrell McNamara, HRIS Manager
Sherrell is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities related to HR system data integrity, internal and external campus reporting, HR system security access and training, employee leave administration and audits as well as HR automation initiatives. Sherrell ensures compliance with policies and bylaws. She provides consultation to employees on time and leave issues, policies and procedures.
Denise Rollins, HR Specialist
Denise is responsible for the daily maintenance and quality assurance of employee demographic and job data with the HR system, data audit reviews. She works with the payroll staff and campus departments is resolving issues that impact data integrity. Denise also assists the HRIS Manager with reporting and leave matters.
Rashidah Sparks, HR Specialist
Rashidah is responsible for the review and coordination of Contingent I and II staff contract processing; the processing of criminal background checks for Contingent I applicants; review and entry of position management updates to faculty, graduate assistants, students and temporary positions in the HR system.
Workplace Learning and Wellness
Jill Weinknecht Wardell, Manager, Workplace Learning and Wellness
Jill is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Workplace Learning & Wellness Unit in coordination with the HR Benefits Unit.
Jessica McMurtrie, Program Management Specialist
Jessica provides administrative and program support for professional development and wellness programs.
Michele Kimery, Executive Administrative Assistant
Michele provides administrative support to the Chief HR Officer/Associate Vice President and the HR staff. She serves as the office manager for the department and is responsible for assisting the campus community and the public with general inquires.
Beth Holt, HR Associate
Bethann provides front desk customer support to the campus community and the public with general information requests. She also provides administrative support to the HR staff.
Brandon Wright, General Assistant
Brandon maintains the personnel files and documentation for all UMBC employees. He also assists the HR staff with special tasks and projects.