Contact Human Resources

To contact the staff below, please email or call 253.879.3369. For Payroll inquiries, please email or call 253.879.3416.


Ana Burns-Johnson

Ana Burns-Johnson

Benefits Specialist

Jessie Carter

Jessie Carter
HRIS and Compensation Analyst

  • HR information systems / PeopleSoft HR subject matter expert
  • Reports, queries and employment data analysis
  • Salary and benefit surveys
  • Fiscal year roll for compensation budget
  • Total compensation statements

Lisa Garrett 

Payroll AdministratorLisa Garrett

  • Assists with payroll processing
  • Time sheets
  • Paychecks
  • Direct deposits
  • Form W-4 (federal withholding) changes
  • Form W-2s (wage & tax statements)

Jennifer Kullby

Human Resources CoordinatorJennifer Kullby

  • General Human Resources Inquiries
  • Verifications of Employment
  • HR Reception Services
  • Human Resources Master Calendar
  • HR Conference Room Reservation requests
  • Requests for Forms
  • HR Record Keeping
  • Application Tracking Assistance
  • Performance Review Program
  • Professional Development and Enrichment Conference
  • Staff Recognition Luncheon
  • Leave Benefits

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes
Director of Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation and benefits program direction and oversight
  • Budgeting for benefits and staff salaries
  • Staff salary increases and pay ranges
  • Oversight of staff compensation analysis and classifications
  • Job description guidance
  • Salary offers
  • FLSA determinations
  • ADA accommodations (in partnership with Director of Employment & People Development)
  • Member of the Retirement Plan Advisory Committee (RPAC)
  • Manages the annual benefits open enrollment process and health fair
  • Manages legally-required benefits filings and notifications
  • Oversight of benefit contracts, plan documents, and summary plan descriptions

Director of Payroll

  • Manages payroll
  • Time sheets
  • Paychecks
  • Form W-2s (wage & tax statements)
  • International faculty, staff, student staff, tax reporting
  • Other payroll tax issues
  • Direct deposits
  • Form W-4 (federal withholding) changes

Cindy Matern

Cindy Matern
Associate Vice President for Human Resources/Career & Employment Services

Nancy Nieraeth, SPHR

Nancy Nieraeth, SPHR
Director of Employment & People Development

Donelle Pearson

Donelle Pearson, PHR
DCS HR Representative or 253.879.1568

Key duties specific to Dining and Conference Services:

  • Recruitment
  • Employment
  • Eligibility to Work (e.g., I-9, Visa status, immigration)
  • Employee Relations 
  • Professional development and training
  • Liaison between DCS staff and university Human Resources team
  • Performance Management

Erin Ruff

Erin Ruff
Recruitment Coordinator

  • Recruitment
  • Advertising
  • Interviewing
  • Hiring Processes
  • Eligibility to Work (e.g., I-9, Visa status, immigration)
  • Staff Recruitment Expenses
  • 2015 Moving expense reimbursement
  • Professional Development