Contact Us


  • Main Office - 1515 West Lincoln Highway - 815-753-6000
  • Campus Service Center - Swen Parson Hall Room 110 - 815-753-6000
  • Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance - 1515 West Lincoln Highway - 815-753-1118
  • Employee Assistance Program - Holmes Student Center Room 709 - 815-753-9191
  • Student Employment - Swen Parson Hall Room 232 - 815-753-1394



Laura Alexander Senior Assoc. VP, Human Resource Services 815-753-6565
Brian Smith Director, Employee Assistance Program & Training Center 815-753-6039
Celeste Latham Assoc. VP, Administration and Human Resource Services 815-753-6525
Karen Baker Assoc. VP, Administration and HR Compliance 815-753-6017

Administrative Support

Joyce Pusateri Administrative Assistant 815-753-0458

Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance

Angelica Gutierrez-Vargas Assistant Equal Opportunity Officer 815-753-6089
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Roselyn Snell Director, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity 815-753-6038
Education, Training and Outreach
Rose M. J. Henton Director, Coordinated Education, Training & Outreach 815-753-2632
Susan Swegle Assistant Director, Training and Outreach 815-753-6540
Sarah Garner (Adamski) Director of Investigations 815-753-5560
D. Lance Lockett Title IX Investigator 815-753-2434
Lindsay Hatzis Affirmative Action, Equity, and Compliance Investigator 815-753-1649
Michelle Johnson Title IX Investigator 815-753-6042

Benefit Services

Liz Guess Director, Insurance & Benefits 815-753-1347
Bridgett Davis FMLA / Workers Comp Coordinator 815-753-6318
Maria Wilk-Siuba Benefits Counselor (last names A - L) 815-753-6036
Renee Bechtel Benefits Counselor (last names M - Z) 815-753-8230
Stephanie Kruizenga FMLA / Workers Comp Coordinator 815-753-6077
Susan Kerschke Benefits Representative 815-753-7056
Vickie Hueramo FMLA / Workers Comp Coordinator 815-753-5071

Employee and Labor Relations

Jesse Perez Director, Employee & Labor Relations 815-753-5057
Kevin Reynolds Director, Academic Employee & Labor Relations 815-753-6133
Marlene Bryant Human Resources Liaison 815-753-0457

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Karen Smith Program Services Specialist 815-753-9191
Savili Ngovo Williams Counselor 815-753-1616

Employee Services

Pulchratia Smith Director, Employee Services 815-753-6023
Chris Atherton Employment - Assistant Manager 815-753-8377
Jessica Seipp Employment Coordinator 815-753-0462
Lyndsey Johnson Employment Coordinator 815-753-7183
Vicky Guzman Employment Coordinator 815-753-0094
Employee Contracts
Jill Secor Employee Contracts - Assistant Manager  815-753-6027
Laurie Johnson Academic / Civil Service Employee Data 815-753-6541
Lisa Johnson Academic / Civil Service Employee Data 815-753-6026
Naicia Miner Extra Help Coordinator 815-753-6040
Student Employment and Graduate Assistantships
Katie Mayberry Student Employment / Grad Assistant - Assistant Manager  815-753-5907
Darius Sias Student Employment Coordinator 815-753-0455
Mindy Venners Student Employment Coordinator 815-753-1394
Sherri Metsker Graduate Assistant Employment Coordinator 815-753-9404
Veris Hawkins-Smith Graduate Assistant Employment Coordinator 815-753-0144
Testing Services
Vicki Wronkowski Testing Services - Assistant Manager  815-753-6029
Tamara Cochran Testing Coordinator 815-753-6034

HR Service Centers

Judy Flores Sender Human Resource Representative 815-753-0456
Linda Novak Human Resource Assistant 815-753-6012

HR Technology

Ann Kenney IT Technical Associate / Web Content Manager 815-753-1788
Ben Gardner IT Technical Associate / Application Developer 815-753-5436


Sandy Hess Payroll Manager 815-753-6050
Miriah Ranken Payroll Specialist II 815-753-6060
Noor Harrison Immigration Specialist 815-753-6373
Susan Brandenbusch Payroll Specialist II 815-753-6044
Tammy Lexa Payroll Specialist III 815-753-6043

Training Center

Lesley Gilbert Asst Director, Employee Services HR Development 815-753-9196
Karen Smith Program Services Specialist 815-753-9191

NOTE: General questions or services not listed above call (815) 753-6000 or email

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

Human Resource Services
Northern Illinois University
1515 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115