The Human Resources Department has restructured its "compensation", “recruitment" and "staffing” functions to align them with the University departments they serve. In doing so, we have created teams of Human Resources Generalists that in addition to being responsible for filling positions, serve as the “point of contact” for Schools/Colleges and administrative staff on all HR related matters. This model enables the HR Generalist teams to better understand the operations, needs and concerns of their client departments and supports a partnership between the two units.
Each team has a Director or Senior HR Generalist overseeing all Human Resources functions for their assigned areas. By utilizing a “team” concept, you will be able to get information from any team member if your HR Generalist is not available. We have provided a complete listing below of the HR Generalists along with a short "bio" explaining their areas of expertise:
Karen Ward, SPHR, Assistant Vice President, 215-204-3317
Karen is responsible for all of the HR Generalists and the Offices of the President, Provost and Sr. Vice President Financial Administration.
Velma Caraballo, Administrative Specialist, 215-204-3317
Velma provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Operations. This includes: scheduling appointments and meetings, maintaining her calendar, typing correspondence and reports and disseminating information. She also is responsible for coordinating documentation for H1B Visas and Labor Certifications for employees and faculty.
Connie O'Donnell, HR Coordinator, 215-204-3013
Connie provides assistance to the HR Generalist Teams with daily recruitment activity, background check requests, and coordination of administrative tasks.
Michael Robinson, Director - Community Outreach, 215-204-0677
Michael manages employment outreach and job readiness training for community residents.
Sunaina Soares, Senior HR Generalist/Coordinator, 215-204-5512
Sunaina supports Research team and provides HR services.
Brandon Saunders , Associate HR Generalist, 215-204-3376
Brandon supports the HR Generalists with recruitment for administrative and clerical positions. He is responsible for interviewing, testing, and pre-screening administrative support candidates.
Health Sciences Portfolio Team
Joanne Zeas, Director - Human Resources, 215-707-5136
Joanne manages HR services for the School of Medicine, Kornberg School of Dentistry, College of Health Professions and School of Social Work, School of Pharmacy, School of Podiatric Medicine, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety.
Laurie Kagan-Asbury, Associate HR Generalist, 215-707-2851
Laurie supports HR services for University Departments on the Health Sciences Center Campus. Laurie is primarily responsible for the recruitment of Administrative and Clinical positions.
Debbie Hinnerschitz, HR Generalist, 215-707-7957
Debbie supports HR services for University Departments on the Health Sciences Center Campus and the School of Podiatric Medicine. She is primarily responsible for the recruitment of Clinical and Administrative Professionals.
Sean Patton, Senior HR Generalist, 215-707-3684
Sean supports HR services for University Departments on the Health Sciences Center Campus. He is responsible for the recruitment of Research Professionals and other roles throughout the Health Sciences portfolio. He also will provide oversight of the Temporary Staffing Agency process.
Josephine Perkins, Administrative Assistant, 215-707-5135
Josephine is responsible for the processing of all Temporary Help requests as well as processing of the invoices. She also scans all hard copy resumes into the iGreentree system and is the back-up for the Front Reception area.
Academic Portfolio Team
Lisa M. Stepp, Director - Human Resources, 215-204-8060
Lisa manages HR services for the Provost's portfolio (all Schools & Colleges) as well as Computer Services.
Karen Brinkley, HR Generalist, 215-204-0145
Karen supports the Provost's team and provides HR services for the Academic Units as well as Research/Grant related positions.
Sharlita Brown, Senior HR Generalist, 215-204-3314
Sharlita supports the Provost's team and provides HR services for the Academic Units as well as the Center City
and Ambler campuses.
Deborah B. Conly, HR Generalist, 215-204-6357
Deb supports the Provost's Portfolio including Academic and Research Grant related positions.
Administration Portfolio Team
Kimberly Woods, Director - Human Resources, 215-204-6867
Kimberly's team is responsible for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Business Services, Communications, evelopment, Facilities (EClass 20, 25) Local 835 Main Campus, Security & Protection, Financial Services and Purchasing (Main).
Amanda Boland, HR Generalist, 215-204-3329
Amanda supports HR services for all Administrative/Student Services areas of the University.
Marion Parker, HR Generalist, 215-204-8826
Marion supports HR services for all Administrative/Student Services areas of the University.
Ernest Alston, Administrative Specialist, 215-204-7174
Ernest is responsible for all activities in our main reception area for the department. This includes greeting all visitors, disseminating information, issuing ID cards, administering pre–employment testing, inputting mail into the department mail log and accepting all new employee/faculty/student paperwork, (I-9, W-4,etc..).
Bobbi Shedrick, Administrative Assistant, 215-204-8656
Bobbi handles the posting of all vacant positions on our Requisition/Applicant Tracking system, iGreentree. She is also responsible for the placement of position announcements on external web sites.