Strategy committees

Strategy committees lead specific projects associated with Talent Acquisition@Iowa’s three focus areas and address priorities including compliance and stakeholder communication.

Attract committee

Role: Research, propose, and implement strategies and tools to attract faculty and staff and market the UI as employer of choice.

  • Whitney Bell, senior HR specialist, Employment Services, University Human Resources
  • Lisa Carmack, HR manager, Health Care Information Systems
  • Amy Kirkey, senior HR director, Office of the Provost
  • Alaina Hanson, assistant to the associate dean for faculty, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ruthina Malone, administrator, Psychology
  • Amanda Petersen, HR manager, Orthopedics and Anesthesia
  • Jan Waterhouse (chair), HR director, College of Engineering
  • Kevin Ward (HR administrative liaison), senior director for HR policy and administration, University Human Resources

Engage committee

Role: Research, propose, and implement strategies and tools to engage and cultivate talent pipelines.

  • Sharon Beck, senior director of human resources, Office of the President
  • Emily Kleinmeyer, HR administrator, Office of the Provost
  • Wendy Loney, HR director, Research and Economic Development
  • Wanda Malden (co-chair), senior EEO coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Shamika Patterson (co-chair), HR coordinator, Carver College of Medicine
  • Adam Potter, senior HR specialist, University Human Resources
  • Becky Rafferty, vice president for talent management, UI Center for Advancement
  • Cheryl Reardon (HR administrative liaison), chief HR officer and associate vice president, University Human Resources

Recruit committee

Role: Research, propose, and implement strategies and tools to develop and train staff on modernized recruitment processes and steps for hiring.

  • Chris Annicella, HR director, College of Education
  • Kate Banta, senior HR specialist, Faculty and Staff Disability Services, University Human Resources
  • Keith Becker (chair), interim director of Employment Services, University Human Resources
  • Kari Gates, assistant director of human resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Maeve Jackowski, HR coordinator, Pediatrics
  • Cathy Koebrick, associate director for human resources, Facilities Management
  • Talinda Pettigrew, EEO coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Joni Troester (HR administrative liaison), assistant vice president for benefits, health, and productivity, University Human Resources

Stakeholders

Role: Serve as sounding boards for project and implementation issues, assess whether system can support day-to-day business objectives through user-acceptance testing, and advocate for the project through support and change integration.

  • Leo Agnew, director of HR and diversity, University Libraries
  • Chris Annicella, HR director, College of Education
  • Dawn Banovitz, administrative services manager, Law Library
  • Heidi Bodensteiner, HR generalist, UI Health Care
  • Carissa Chesnut, administrative services manager, UI Health Care Material Services
  • Laura Clark, clinical lab analyst, State Hygienic Laboratory
  • Julie Cunningham, HR generalist, Office of the Provost
  • Katie Guthrie, HR associate, Anesthesia
  • Sean Hesler, director of Learning and Development, University Human Resources
  • Debra McFall-Walerich, HR director, College of Engineering
  • Katie Minehart, HR generalist, Pathology
  • Pam Myers, director of finance and HR, Strategic Communications
  • Lori Neu, assistant HR director, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Jayne Nelson, HR generalist, UI Health Care Engineering Services
  • Shamika Patterson, HR coordinator, Carver College of Medicine
  • Dan Schropp, director of Payroll, University Human Resources
  • Nathan Stucky, director of Faculty and Staff Disability Services, University Human Resources
  • Laurie Textor, senior HR director, Finance and Operations
  • Brenda Zobeck, HR coordinator, College of Pharmacy

Compliance team

Role: Define and translate regulatory compliance requirements, identify key risk areas and determine appropriate mitigation, and recommend oversight solutions as needed. Work in conjunction with outside counsel to ensure establishment of best practices.

  • Angie Bell (lead), director of information management/projects and services, University Human Resources
  • Jamie Jorgensen, deputy general counsel, General Counsel
  • Jennifer Modestou, director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Jill Robinson, program coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Employer brand committee

Role: Research and develop components of the university's employer brand (promise, positioning, key messages, etc.) to support marketing initiatives and in keeping with a corresponding UI branding initiative.

  • Nic Arp, director of strategic communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Neda Barrett, administrative specialist, College of Dentistry, and University Human Resources leadership fellow
  • Keith Becker, interim director of Employment Services, University Human Resources
  • Angie Belldirector of information management/projects and services, University Human Resources
  • Donna Heroux, administrative services director, UI Health Care Marketing and Communications
  • Ben Hill, senior director for marketing, Office of Strategic Communication
  • Teresa Kulper (lead), director of HR services, University Human Resources
  • Lin Larson, communications consultant, University Human Resources
  • Wanda Malden, senior EEO coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Pamela Mollenhauer, government relations officer, State Hygienic Laboratory
  • Wendy Moorehead, communications manager, Facilities Management
  • Carlton Petty, HR specialist, Organizational Effectiveness, University Human Resources
  • Cheryl Reardon, chief HR officer and associate vice president, University Human Resources
  • Leslie Revaux, campus communications manager, Research and Economic Development
  • Dan Schropp, director of Payroll, University Human Resources
  • Joni Troester, assistant vice president for benefits, health, and productivity, University Human Resources
  • Kevin Ward, senior director for HR policy and administration, University Human Resources
  • Heidi Zahner-Younts, trainer and leadership coach, Graduate College