Human Resources Staff

The Human Resources Office is operating remotely. HR Staff are available remotely from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and at other times by appointment. To make an appointment, please call (810) 762-0565 or email [email protected]

Our Mission

We are solution providers. Our mission is to generate comprehensive, systemic solutions to the HR problems, issues and questions of the organization’s management and employees.

The HR Department has four functional areas. When you need assistance in a particular area select the title below to find your contact person. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with professional HR Support!

Kristi Dawley

- Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0275
  • Harassment / Discrimination Claims
  • Reasonable Suspicion Situations
  • Employment-related disputes
  • Job evaluation and job description consulting
  • Labor Relations & Labor Contract Administration

Jelani Bransford

- Employee Experience Coordinator
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0497
  • Employee Advocate
  • Onboarding
  • Development Programs
  • Recognition Programs
  • Wellness

Aaron Pena

- Benefits Coordinator
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0266
  • New Employee Benefit Orientation and Employee benefit changes
  • Annual Benefits Open Enrollment
  • Leaves of Absences
  • Tuition Reimbursements, Professional Development, COBRA processing

Susan Praski

- Human Resources Generalist
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0503
  • Employee Change Forms
  • Employment Verifications
  • Faculty Continuing Contracts & Salary Adjustments
  • Seniority Lists
  • Unemployment Claims

Rebecca Martz

- Talent Acquisition & Staff Development Manager
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 232-7051
  • Management, coordination and implementation of recruiting, interviewing and selection process
  • Staffing/employment consulting
  • Serves as a liaison between candidates and hiring manager
  • New employee orientation
  • Job evaluation/job description consulting

April Hubbert

- HR Coordinator
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 232-2561
  • Coordination and implementation of recruiting, interviewing and selection process
  • Staffing/employment consulting
  • Serves as a liaison between candidates and hiring manager
  • New employee orientation / Onboarding

Chinyere Byrd

- HR Coordinator
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-5621
  • Coordination and implementation of recruiting, interviewing and selection process
  • Staffing/employment consulting
  • Serves as a liaison between candidates and hiring manager
  • New employee orientation / Onboarding

Cheri Nowak

- Associate Vice President Human Resources
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0566
  • Strategic and Operational HR Planning
  • Labor Relations & Labor Contract Administration
  • Supervisor/Management Consulting
  • Continuous Improvement of HR Services
  • HR Policy

Laura Tripp

- Executive Assistant
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0566
  • Office Administration
  • Communications
  • Budgeting / Purchasing
  • Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Intake of FOIAs/Subpoenas

Aurya El

- Labor Relations Specialist
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0945

Kim Mitchell

- HRIS Analyst
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-5112
  • Implementation of HRIS technology
  • HR regulatory compliance
  • HR related research
  • Continuous improvement of HR function & services
  • Policy, procedure and system design

Shane Stephenson

- Risk Management Coordinator
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-5155
  • Coordination of Risk Management & Health & Safety
  • Compliance, Records & Reporting
  • Risk Management & Environmental Training
email [email protected]
Phone (810) 762-0524
  • Payroll Processing
  • Garnishments
  • Direct Deposits
  • W-2 Processing