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 managing the HR Benefits unit and works with the State of Maryland and USM to ensure compliance with policies and laws. She provides advice and counsel to employees on complex benefit issues and provides training on benefit programs to include health, retirement, disability, life, tuition remission, and employee assistance programs.
Sara Shannon, Benefits Specialist
Sara is responsible for consulting with faculty and staff on pre-retirement planning, advising on benefit enrollment/changes, supplemental retirement, retirement plan selection, and evaluating tuition remission eligibility. In addition, Sara coordinates financial disclosure for the campus.
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 provides technical assistance to hiring departments.
Rosemarie Mahoney, ATS Specialist
Rosemarie is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the PageUp applicant tracking system. She provides training to new users; maintains security and permissions in the system; provides technical assistance; and assist with recruitment and hiring functions.
Vacant, Employee/Labor Relations Manager
Position is responsible for providing advice, guidance and assistance to employees, administrators, managers and supervisors on a variety of employee/labor relations issues. Position is also responsible to responding and representing management for unemployment claims.
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.
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.
Jordan Reedy, Payroll Processing Associate
Jordan is responsible for all domestic student and graduate assistants new hire pars, change pars, and supporting documentation. She is also responsible for any voided checks, over-payments, or stop payment check requests as well as check distribution process and signature authorizations.
Samantha Sutton, Payroll Processing Associate
Samantha is responsible for all domestic faculty and staff new hire pars, change pars and supporting documents. She is also responsible for pre-hires.
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.