HR Directory

HR General Contacts

Find us: 

Humanities, 2nd Floor, HU203

Mailing address: 

Human Resources
Western Washington University

516 High Street, MS 9054
Bellingham, WA 98225-5996

Phone: (360) 650-3774

Fax: (360) 650-2810

EmailHR@wwu.edu

Administration

Chyerl Wolfe-Lee

Picture of Chyerl Wolfe-Lee, the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources  Assistant Vice President for Human Resources 
  (360) 650-3630; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  chyerl.wolfe-lee@wwu.edu

  About Human Resources

  Alternate Contact: Lea Aune

Provide overall strategic Human Resources leadership. Administer Human Resources policies, programs and practices, including planning, organizing, developing, implement and coordinating. Direct all components of the University’s Human Resources programs including labor relations and negotiations; classification and compensation; payroll; retirement; insurance; professional staff employee relations; employment; human resources information systems management; organizational and professional development/training; disability management and employment inclusion and workplace diversity.

Buffi Jones

Pic of Buffi  Administrative Assistant to the AVP for Human Resources
  (360) 650-3778; Fax (360) 650-2810
  Buffi.Jones@wwu.edu

  Volunteer@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Chyerl Wolfe-Lee

  • HR Operations Support
  • Verifications of Employment
  • HR Records Manager
  • Research & triage HR issues
  • Budget
  • Volunteer Registration

Employment and Labor Relations

Lea Aune

  Associate Director, Human Resources
  (360) 650-7763; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  lea.aune@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Kelsie Swanson, Megan Galley, Gretchen Lucas

  Oversees the Employee & Labor Relations team, which provides guidance in the areas of Employee and Labor Relations, Employment, and Classification/Compensation to directors, managers, supervisors and employees. Serves as a point of contact for union negotiations.

Stephanie Norsby

Stephanie  Employment Administrator
  (360) 650-3306; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  Stephanie.Norsby@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Kelsie Cagampang, Megan Galley, Gretchen Lucas

 

  • Online application system
  • I-9 Compliance
  • Visa Program for Faculty and Staff

Jocylynn Kelley

Pic of Jocylynn Talent Acquisition & Inclusion Specialist
 (360) 650-3448; Fax (360) 650-2810
 jocylynn.kelley@wwu.edu

 Alternate Contact: Chyerl Wolfe-Lee

 

  • Employment Inclusion and Diversity Outreach
  • Diversity Recruitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion Training Coordinator

HR Consultants:

HR consultants are assigned by Division, and can help with: 

  • Union contract/handbook administration & compliance
  • Supervisor & search committee recruitment process & vacancy support
  • Classification/compensation, including new positions and recruitments
  • Personnel actions, including new hires, terminations, and leave
  • Employee performance & discipline
  • Performance evaluation support
  • Labor Relations support to the Associate Director

Megan Galley

Megan Galley profileEnrollment & Student Services and University Advancement

Employee & Labor Relations Consultant

(360) 650-2615; Fax: (360) 650-2810

megan.galley@wwu.edu

Alternate Contact: Kelsie Swanson, Gretchen Lucas

Gretchen Lucas

Gretchen Lucas profileAcademic Affairs

Employee & Labor Relations Consultant

(360) 650-2513 Fax: (360) 650-2810

Gretchen.Lucas@wwu.edu

Alternate Contacts: Kelsie Swanson, Megan Galley

Kelsie Swanson

Picture of Kelsie Cagampang, HR AnalystBusiness & Financial Affairs and University Relations & Marketing

Employee & Labor Relations Consultant

(360) 650-4065; Fax: (360) 650-2810

Kelsie.Swanson@wwu.edu

Alternate Contact: Megan Galley, Gretchen Lucas

Benefits and Operations

Kathy Thompson

Kathy  Assistant Director, Benefits & Operations
  (360) 650-7314; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  kathy.thompson@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Julie Moon

 

  • Management, evaluation, planning, administration, compliance and daily operation of Western’s health, welfare, and retirement programs
  • Guidance on Retirement/Insurance & Law/Regulations
  • Manage WWURP/VIP master record keeper relationship
  • Representative on UW Fund Review Committee
  • Retirement/Insurance Legislative Representative
  • Manage PEBB audits
  • Oversight of Disability/Medical Leave program
  • Oversee HRIS unit

Kate Camacho

Pic of Kate  Benefits Assistant
  (360) 650-6841; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  kate.camacho@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Kathy Thompson

 

  • Intake and Process Benefits Paperwork
  • Benefits Questions and Administrative Support
  • Benefits Orientation

Julie Moon

  Medical & Disability Leave Administrator
  (360) 650-3771; Fax: (360) 788-0071
  julie.moon@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Kathy Thompson

 

  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Disability Leave
  • Shared Leave
  • Domestic Violence Leaves & Resources
  • Workplace Accommodations
  • Long-Term Disability

HRIS Staff:

HRIS can help with:

  • Personnel Action (PA) Form & Deduction/Benefit Input
  • Student Employment Input
  • Employee Name Change Requests
  • Employee Office Address Updates
  • Wireless Service Communication Agreement Forms

Contact: HRIS@wwu.edu

Jamie Ross

  HRIS Assistant

  (360) 650-7664

  Fax: (360) 650-2810

  hris@wwu.edu

Tara Terry

  HRIS Assistant

  (360) 650-3565 

  Fax: (360) 650-2810

  hris@wwu.edu

 

Harjit Singh

  HRIS Assistant

  (360) 650-7718

  Fax: (360) 650-2810

  hris@wwu.edu

  

Organizational & Talent Development

Dennis Dashiell

Dennis Dashiell  Asst. Director, Organizational and Talent Development
  (360) 650-7765; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  dennis.dashiell@wwu.edu

  

 

  • Organizational Development Projects and Change Management
  • Conflict Management Support, Cooperative Problem Solving
  • Capacity Building, Internal Consulting
  • Coaching, Facilitating, Mediating
  • Professional Training (programming, supervising, coordinating)

Cara Bryant

  Onboarding and Learning Technologist
  (360) 650-3536 Fax (360) 650-2810
  cara.bryant@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Dennis Dashiell

 

  • Onboarding New Employees and Transfer/Promotions
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Employee Learning Technologies & E-Learning
  • Professional Development Training
  • Train the Trainer / Training Design and Roll Out
  • New Hire Compliance Paperwork & Processes
  • HR Web & Communications

Payroll Services

Megan Summers

Megan Summers, Payroll Administrator  Payroll Administrator
  (360) 650-3544; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  Megan.Summers@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Nathan Bohn

 

  • Oversee daily operations of payroll services
  • Payroll training
  • Leave management
  • Quarter and Year End tax reporting
  • Fringe benefit taxation
  • Vendor payment approval
  • W-2 processing
  • Nonresident Alien taxation

Nathan Bohn

Nathan Bohn, Payroll Assistant Photo  Payroll Assistant
  (360) 650-2991; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  Nathan.bohn@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Megan Summers

 

  • Primary contact for payroll questions
  • Assist in processing semi-monthly payroll
  • Payroll Approver permissions
  • Direct Deposit Enrollment
  • Leave cash outs
  • Reporting, reconciliation and payment for various payroll deduction vendors
  • Emergency paycheck requests and check reissues
  • Garnishment calculations
  • Process timesheet adjustments
  • Executive Officer leave

Ben Harvey

Ben  Payroll Fiscal Analyst
  (360) 650-3936; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  Ben.Harvey@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Nathan Bohn

 

  • Assist in processing semi-monthly payroll
  • Higher-level duty form processing
  • Reporting, reconciliation, and payment for health care, retirement, and life insurance
  • Health care invoicing

Analytics & IT Support

Sarah Crawford

Sarah Crawford, Sr. HR Analytics Manager, Photo  Sr. HR Analytics Manager
  (360) 650-6106; Fax: (360) 650-2810
  sarah.crawford@wwu.edu

 

 

  • Hr System Analysis and Update
  • Data Requests
  • Special Projects
  • Data Access

Bradley Kimbrell

  IT Support Technician 2
  (360) 650-6251; Fax (360) 650-2810
  Bradley.kimbrell@wwu.edu

  Alternate Contact: Sarah Crawford

 

  • PageUp Support
  • Troubleshooting/problem resolution
  • Process documentation
  • Business process analysis