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 discreetly.

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
  Kierston Grassi Financial Analyst II 831-6739
Keith Fournier Director, HR Business Partners 831-1041
  Nimet Altiyaprak HR Generalist/CAS 831-8783
  Amanda Boone HR Manager/CHS 831-4711
  Kate Bove HR Manager/CEHD  
  Janna Chavis HR Manager/CAS 831-0481
  Kathy Corbitt Divisional Director, Talent Management Development & Alumni Relations 831-7089
  Madelynn Mickle HR Manager/CEOE 831-8043
  Jessica Ruggieri Employee Engagement Coordinator 831-6294
  Chrissy Shinn HR Manager/COE 831-7800
  Kathryn Thoroughgood HR Generalist/CANR 831-4900

Compensation & Benefits

Darcell Griffith Associate VP, Strategic Operations 831-2171
  Joy Blandford HR Assistant 831-2171
  Jennifer Bredemeier Manager, Benefits Analytics & Administration 831-2984
  Julie Crews HR Assistant 831-2171
  Teresa Doggett Retirement Specialist 831-6349
  Julie Fives Senior Compensation Analyst 831-1558
  Jason Gargani HR Records Management Specialist 831-2729
  Julie Greenwood Benefits Specialist 831-1647
  Katherine Hutchison Records Manager 831-0862
  Gisela McKenzie Benefits Manager 831-6651
  Eileen Moye HR Data Specialist 831-8983
  Kathy Nerlinger Sr. Benefits Specialist 831-8823
  Maria L. Pellicone Administrative Specialist 831-0713
  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

Talent Development

  Ellen Lepine
Training and Development Specialist 831-0269
  Linda Smith
Sr. Training and Development Specialist 831-8853

HR Systems

  Nancy Goldstein Sr. HRIS Analyst 831-6153
  Jamie Walls 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
  Sunaina Soares Academic HR Manager/Provost 831-2268

Talent Solutions

Jared Aupperle
Director, Talent Solutions
  Dean Davis Instructional Designer 831-8307
  Lori Koval
Associate Director, Talent Acquisition 831-8454
  Rebekah Moore
Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator 831-1559
  Karen Montana Administrative Assistant III 831-1533
  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
Talent Acquisition Specialist 831-7427
  Kathleen Wheatley
Digital Communications 831-2431


Younes Haboussi Director
  Amanda Albertson
Payroll Systems Analyst 831-8677
  Peter Argueta Payroll Coordinator 831-8677
  Diana Brinkley
Associate Director 831-6151
  Cyndi Connelly Financial Analyst I 831-3833
  Doretha Davis
Payroll Processor 831-1128
  Cheryl McFadden Manager, Payroll Systems 831-8563
  Wendy Mosley
Senior Payroll Systems Analyst
  Veronica Pritchell
Payroll Systems Specialist 831-6150
  Catherine Taylor
Foreign National Coordinator 831-3304
  Xuanyi (Angela) Yang Senior Payroll Systems Analyst 831-4293