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Human Resource Contacts

Human Resources | Cardiac Center 3006 Webster St. Omaha, NE 68131
email humanresources@creighton.edu
phone: 402.280.2709 | fax: 402.280.5516

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

Benefits Administration

Lenora Salts
Benefit Analyst
lenorasalts@creighton.edu
402.280.4753

  • 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
  • Administers FMLA and other leaves of absence for the University

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Angie Mills
Benefit Analyst
AngieMills@creighton.edu
402.280.5767

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

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Compensation/HRMS/Payroll

Tom Drzaic 
Payroll/HRMS Manager
TomDrzaic@creighton.edu
402.280.2898

  • Maintains reports and metrics
  • Manages HRIS System
  • Administers HR Business Processes
  • Manage payroll

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Julie Hill
Senior Payroll Specialist

juliehill@creighton.edu
402.280.4017

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

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Karen Serratore
Senior Payroll Specialist
karenserratore@creighton.edu
402.280.2769

  • 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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Jason Gerlt
Senior Compensation Analyst
JasonGerlt@creighton.edu
402.280.2790

    • Development, implementation, and maintenance of the University’s Compensation Plan
    • Job analysis and determination of position FLSA exemption status
    • Independent Contractor vs. Employee determinations
    • Administrator – performance management system
    • Administrator – Creighton merit system

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      Sara Schimenti
      Human Resources Assistant
      saraschimenti@creighton.edu
      402.280.2767

      • Processes paperwork for new hires and student employees
      • Manages HR email box
      • New Hire entry, special pay entry, and other payroll data entry

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      Scott Gallup
      Senior Business Analyst
      ScottGallup@creighton.edu
      402.280.5185

      • 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
      • Reporting

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      Rita Bohlim
      Human Resources Assistant
      ritabohlim@creighton.edu
      402.280.2709

      • Processes paperwork for new employees
      • Front Desk Responsibilities
      • Miscellaneous data projects

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      Molly Billings
      Director
      mollybillings@creighton.edu
      402.280.4722

      • Lead compensation, HRMS, Front Desk and Payroll
      • Lead staff and faculty compensation process and review
      • HR Generalist for the Jesuit Community

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      Human Resources Services: Recruitment, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Leadership and Employee Development

      Lynne Caruso
      Senior Human Resource Generalist
      lynnecaruso@creighton.edu 
      402.280.4705

      • Staffing, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions
      • Support for College of Arts and Sciences, Finance, General Counsel, Office of Equity and Inclusion, President’s Office, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine 
      • On-site consultant to the School of Dentistry and maintains Employee Health Records

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      Teresa Preister
      Senior Human Resource Generalist
      TeresaPreister@creighton.edu 
      402.280.2462

      • Staffing, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions
      • Support for Athletics, Business Office/One-Stop, Career Center, Child Development Center, EDGE, Enrollment Management, Equal Opportunities Program, Global Engagement Office, Military & Veteran's Affairs, Mission and Ministry, Provost Office, Registrar, School of Law, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, University Communications and Marketing 

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      Nancy Schrage
      Senior Human Resource Generalist
      NancySchrage@creighton.edu 
      402.280.1442

      • Staffing, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions
      • Support for Center for Academic Innovation, Graduate Adult and Professional Studies, Heider College of Business, Information Technology, Learning and Assessment, Student Life, University Relations
      • Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Representative

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      Melissa Martinez
      Human Resource Generalist
      melissamartinez@creighton.edu
      402.280.4727

      • Staffing, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions.
      • Support for Center for Health Policy and Ethics, College of Nursing, Facilities Management, Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs, Mail Services, Public Safety, School of Medicine Research, Shuttle Services, University Libraries
      • Bilingual in Spanish (read, write, and speak) & coordinate the university’s H-1B and J-1 Visa and university sponsored applications for employment

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      Catie Bacon
      catiebacon@creighton.edu
      402.280.2550

      • Performance management and general questions
      • Compass Professional Development programs and activities for leaders, supervisors and employees

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      Toni Parsley
      Human Resources Specialist
      tparsley@creighton.edu
      402.280.2913

      • Coordinates Compass Professional Development programs and activities for leaders, supervisors, and employees
      • Coordinates New Faculty/Staff Orientation and Faculty/Staff Service Awards
      • Administers Tuition Remission, FACHEX, and Tuition Exchange, and Graduate remission programs

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      Associate Vice President

      Janel Allen
      JanelAllen@creighton.edu
      402.280.1727

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

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