About HR

Our Mission

As a strategic partner, Human Resources promotes excellence, integrity and knowledge through delivery of our services to the University of Delaware. This enables us to attract, develop, reward and engage the institution’s most valuable asset—its people.

Core Values

Competence. Capitalize on knowledge, skills and abilities and continue to evolve to achieve customer satisfaction and operational excellence.

Customer Focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond in a timely and effective manner to our customers. Welcome feedback to help identify improvements.

Communication. Understand others by listening and communicating honestly and discretely.

Respect. Exercise patience and sensitivity, be open-minded, forthright, and fair in our interactions with customers and each other.


Office of Human Resources

Wayne Guthrie Vice President 831-1260
  Abby Pyle Assistant to the Vice President
Patty Fogg HR Business Partner 831-1102
  Janna Chavis HR Manager 831-0481
  Sunaina Soares Academic HR Manager 831-2268

Compensation & Benefits

Darcell Griffith Associate VP, Strategic Operations 831-2171
  Joy Blandford HR Assistant 831-2171
  Jennifer Bredemeier Sr. Benefits Analyst 831-2984
  Julie Crews HR Assistant 831-2171
  Teresa Doggett Retirement Specialist 831-6349
  Julie Fives Senior Compensation Analyst 831-1558
  Kierston Grassi Financial Analyst II
  Julie Greenwood Benefits Specialist 831-1647
  Katherine Hutchison Records Manager 831-0862
  Michele Jones Work/Life Coordinator 831-0713
  Gisela McKenzie Benefits Manager 831-6651
  Eileen Moye HR Data Specialist 831-8983
  Kathy Nerlinger Sr. Benefits Specialist 831-8823
  Stephanie Norman Compensation Analyst 831-4310
  Freda Reynolds Benefits Coordinator 831-6013
  Tashiana Robinson
Project Manager 831-0571
  Amanda Slack HR Data Specialist 831-0861
  Christopher Towers
Compensation Manager 831-6080
  Lisa Varnes Benefits Specialist 831-8039
Employee Development
  Karen Montana Administrative Assistant III 831-1533
  Ellen Lepine
Training and Development Specialist 831-0269
  Linda Smith
Sr. Training and Development Specialist 831-8853
HR Systems
Elizabeth Deramo-Kollra
Director, HRIS 831-2533
  Nancy Goldstein
Sr. HRIS Analyst 831-6153
  Jeannette Riddle
Sr. HRIS Analyst 831-8870
  Kathie Wilson
HRIS Analyst 831-0864
Employee Relations
Brooke Minor, Esq. Director, Employee & Labor Relations
  Jennifer Brown Administrative Assistant II 831-2414
  Juanita Crook
Employee Relations Specialist 831-8305
  Scarlett Hamm
Employee Relations Specialist 831-2769
Recruitment & Employment
Jared Aupperle
Director, Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Development
  Lori Koval
Associate Director, Talent Acquisition 831-8454
  Rebekah Moore
Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator 831-1559
  Karen Montana Administrative Assistant III 831-1553
  Cristen Smith
Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator 831-6152
  Maria Tarry
Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator 831-2718
  Mark Williams
Background Check Coordinator 831-1127
  SherVonne Wilson
Recruiter 831-7427
  Kathleeen Wheatley
Digital Communications 831-2431