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Human Resource Contacts

Human Resources | 2222 Burt Street (Schneider Hall)
phone: 402.280.2709 | fax: 402.280.5516

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meet the HR team!

General HR Information

Jeff Branstetter
Associate Vice President


  • Oversees the Human Resources Department and the JR Russell Child Development Center

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Tammy Biggs


  • Manages benefit plan administration, communications, vendor partnerships, and complex claims concerns
  • Drives wellness initiatives, plan improvements, and budget reviews

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Judy Gonzales
Benefit Analyst


  • Coordinates 403(b) retirement plan administration, education, and plan audit
  • Monitors and processes Health Savings Account contributions, deferred compensation (457b plan), business expense plan, and graduate remission
  • Resource for retirees regarding Medicare and retirement withdrawals
  • Assists employees with benefit education, concerns and related questions

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Toni Parsley
Benefits Specialist


  • Maintains FMLA and other leaves of absence
  • Coordinates tuition remission and disability
  • Assists employees with benefit related questions

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Lenora Salts
Benefit Analyst


  • Coordinates benefit enrollment changes, education, and payroll contributions
  • Processes non-payroll benefit payments, vendor billing, medical support orders and life insurance claims/underwriting applications
  • Resource for retirees regarding Medicare and retirement withdrawals
  • Assists employees with benefit education, concerns and related questions

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Molly Billings


  • University classification and compensation programs
  • Oversees the payroll function to ensure compliance

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Nancy McCuen
Human Resources Assistant


  • Front desk receptionist
  • Processes paperwork for new hires and student employees
  • Administrative and special projects

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Tom Drzaic 
Senior HRIS/Business Process Specialist


  • Maintains reports and metrics
  • Manages HRIS System
  • Administers HR Business Process

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Jason Gerlt
Senior Compensation Analyst


  • Assists in the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the University's compensation structure
  • Reviews and slots jobs in compensation structure
  • Participates in salary surveys and maintains market database

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Cathy Harrahill
Business Analyst II


  • Data projects related to University's Human Resources & Payroll System
  • Provide analysis, technical support, testing, implementing and monitoring of processes and data exchanges with internal and external vendors

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Goldie Mahoney
Payroll Manager


  • General ledger accounts for bi-weekly and monthly payroll
  • FPC (Faculty Productivity Compensation) pay processes
  • Year and W-2 management

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Julie Hill
Senior Payroll Specialist


  • Manages Wage and Garnishment inquires
  • Timesheet inquires and reporting for faculty, staff and students
  • Non-Resident alien tax questions

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Rosie Meekins
Senior Payroll Specialist


  • Processes pay changes to timesheets and leave reporting approval queues
  • Maintains tax deduction records
  • Administers direct deposit setup and maintenance of system
  • Manages email box for all incoming Employee Action Forms (EAF)

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Generalist Team & Employee Development

Janel Allen


  • Provides leadership to the HR Generalists and Recruiter in areas of employee relations, staffing, compensation and performance management
  • Coordinates staffing for leadership positions
  • Directs the employee and manager training solutions for the University

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Lynne Caruso
man Resource Generalist 


  • On-site HR Generalist for School of Dentistry
  • HR Generalist for Grants Administration, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy & Allied Professions
  • Coordinates employee relations, staffing, compensation classification, training and performance management

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Melissa Martinez
Human Resource Generalist


  • HR Generalist for Athletics, Card Services, Central Receiving, Facilities, Mail Services, Public Safety & Research
  • Coordinates employee relations, staffing, compensation classification and performance management
  • Organizes the University's H-1B and J-1 visa and university sponsored applications for employment

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Catie O'Malley
Human Resource Generalist


  • HR Generalist for DoIT, Marketing and Communication, Mission and Identity, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Student Life
  • Coordinates "Becoming a Great College to Work For" survey, Member of the Wellness Committee

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Hollie Thomas
Human Resource Generalist


  • Manages the employee and manager training solutions for the University
  • Coordinates HR communications for internal and external customers
  • Assists with University staffing

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