The Central Human Resources office remains closed for in-person visits until further notice. During this time, HR staff will continue to support our clients and the campus virtually. 

EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATIONS are conducted through The Work Number.  If the employment verification is not available through this website, please contact the UCPath Center at

If you require assistance, you are welcome to contact us via email:, telephone: (951) 827-5588, and Fax: (951) 827-2672. To see a list of HR contacts, please visit the UCR Human Resources Contact Us webpage.

Thank you.

Helping employees maximize their potential


Department Contacts


Department Contact

Campus HR Departments Click here for your Department HR contact
Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program
Contracting Out Requests
Disability Management
Employee & Organizational Development
Employee Relations
Employment Verification
Human Resources General (for Employment Verification requests please see above)
Office Hours (HR Partners)
Labor Relations
Leadership Collaborative (CORO)
Maximum Vacation Accrual Limit - Employee Request to Exceed
New Hire Benefits
Performance Management
Retirees'/Emeriti  Associations
Total Compensation
Women's Initiative (CORO)

Team Contacts

Alex Najera Associate Vice Chancellor/CHRO (951) 827-4721
Judy Abbey Executive Assistant (951) 827-5080
Demetrius Patrick Director of Benefits, Health & Wellness (951) 827-2561
Tina Rodriguez Benefits Manager (951) 827-5086
Ranada Palmer Health Care Facilitator/Benefits Lead (951) 827-2636
Kimberly Grossmann Benefits Consultant (951) 827-3577
Scott Biggerstaff Assistant Director (951) 827-1441
Deborah Page Assistant Director (951) 827-3128
Pam Desire Compensation Analyst (951) 827-5160
Shannon Minter Compensation Analyst (951) 827-0273
Kimberly Grossmann Administrative Assistant (951) 827-3577
Employee & Labor Relations
Vacant Director of Employee & Labor Relations    
Vacant Employee & Labor Relations Representative    
Karen Logue Employee & Labor Relations Representative (951) 827-5272
Kristin Branson Employee & Labor Relations Representative (951) 827-5091
Vacant Employee & Labor Relations Representative    
Tiffany Hawkins Employee & Labor Relations Representative (951) 827-9579
Mariela Bridges Administrative Assistant (951) 827-3641
Employee & Organizational Development
Alexandra Rollins Director, Employee & Organizational Development Programs (951) 827-4928
Seana Núñez Sr. EOD Consultant (951) 827-1442
Marilyn Parker Sr. LMS Administrator (951) 827-7395
JoAnna Van Brocklin Organizational Learning & Development Consultant N/A
Yvonne Yanes Employee and Organizational Development Coordinator (951) 827-4794
Policy & Communications
Mary White Sr. Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives (951) 827-0289
Puja Pannu HR Data, Program & Communications Specialist (951) 827-3195
Jessica Montes Policy Analyst N/A
Nea Voss Lead HR Project Analyst N/A
Dora Rubio Instructional Designer (951) 827-1430
Jorge Sanchez Communications Analyst N/A
Susan Uyemura Workforce Compliance Specialist (951) 827-0129
Kitty Phan-Perkins HR Systems & Initiatives Project Manager (951) 827-0297
Retirement Center
Cristina Otegui Director, UCR Retirement Center (951) 827-5008
Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach
Deborah Page Interim Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach (951) 827-3128
Emma Geach Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant (951) 827-3575
Sandra Rodriguez Talent Acquisition Specialist (951) 827-0458
Angela Walker Administrative Assistant (951) 827-6219
Workplace Health & Wellness
Demetrius Patrick Director of Benefits, Health & Wellness (951) 827-2561
Hung Wu Wellness Coordinator (951) 827-1009