Alphabetical Staff Listing

Laura Baril

Laura Baril

  • Administrative Aide
906-487-2280
labaril@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Customer service and administrative support to Employment Services.

Roxanne Barrette

  • Payroll Associate

Specialties

  • Processes biweekly payroll
  • Off cycle pay checks and reallocations of payroll funds
  • Processes wage garnishments and levies and child support withholding orders

Catherine Burns

  • Manager, Staff Employment

Specialties

  • Serves as the department representative for the areas within Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement, and MTRI to collaborate for hiring needs, conflict resolution, performance management, and providing guidance on policies and procedures.
  • Provides PeopleAdmin tracking system support
  • Union Contract Administrator / Chief Negotiator
  • Lean Process Improvement Facilitator
Nancy Bykkonen

Nancy Bykkonen

  • Administrative Aide
906-487-3109
nabykkon@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Links of Interest

Erika Erkkila

  • Office Assistant
906-487-2280
emerkkil@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Student insurance
  • Employment verification
  • Background checks
  • Human Resources form review
  • Orientation operations
Tammie Fraki

Tammie Fraki

  • Coordinator of Benefits
906-487-2517
tmfraki@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Links of Interest

M. Wayne Gaddis

M. Wayne Gaddis

  • Administrative Aide
906-487-2716
mwgaddis@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Links of Interest

Abbi Halkola

  • Employment Services Representative
906-487-2280
ashalkol@mtu.edu

Lori Hardyniec

  • Office Assistant
906-487-2517
lehardyn@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center
Renee Hiller

Renee Hiller, SPHR

  • Director, Human Resources
906-487-2800
rlhiller@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Directs and consults on all Human Resource matters
  • Serves as the departmental representative for President’s Office to collaborate for hiring needs, departmental reorganizations and providing guidance on policies and procedures.
  • Manages and directs the Benefits Liaison Group (BLG)
  • Promotes and implements University Human Resources strategy
  • HR policy development
Patricia Kyllonen

Patricia Kyllonen

  • Director, HR Information Systems
906-487-2480
pkkyllon@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Implementation of and training for Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF).
  • Human Resources data access.
  • Employment reporting needs.
  • Generate authorized mass emails.
  • User account assistance for Michigan Tech Jobs applicant portal.

Joel Liimatainen

  • Data Analyst
906-487-1894
jaliimat@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Debra Linn

  • Office Assistant

Specialties

  • Customer service focus of obtaining employee Social Security numbers and providing W-2 copies
  • Form processing for payroll direct deposit and income tax withholding
  • Reallocation of payroll funds and payroll deductions
Tanya Maki

Tanya Maki

  • Office Assistant, Employment Services
906-487-2282
tanya@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Assists with the faculty review process, faculty hiring and reappointments.
  • Provides PeopleAdmin applicant tracking support.
  • Provides guidance to academic departments pertaining to academic policies and procedures.

Susan McDaniel

  • Office Assistant
906-487-2304
sbmcdani@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Customer service focus of processing 8233 and 1042S forms and Web Time Entry support
  • Form processing for payroll direct deposit and income tax withholding

Amy Mensch

  • Executive Assistant, Human Resources
906-487-2800
ajmensch@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Madeline Mercado Voelker

  • Immigration and Visa Services Specialist

Specialties

  • Coordinate immigration services and related employment processes.
  • Oversee and process faculty and staff employment based immigration petitions (H-1B, I-140 (EB-2), I-485 faculty special handling permanent residency and TN visas)
  • Provide hiring departments with information about immigration and employment regulations affecting foreign nations; file relevant immigration petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as appropriate
  • Act as liaison between the University, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), and Department of Labor (DOL) with respect to foreign nationals
  • Liaison to immigration counsel retained for immigration support
  • Fluent in Spanish

Renee Ozanich

  • Manager, Academic Employment

Specialties

  • Facilitates hiring for faculty and postdoctoral employees in academic departments
  • Academic departmental assistance with faculty and postdoctoral re-appointments
  • Assisting academic departments and Provost’s Office on Promotion and Tenure process and all other faculty reviews
  • Guidance with academic policies and procedures
  • Provides PeopleAdmin tracking system support
  • Oversight of immigration services
Heidi Reid

Heidi Reid

  • Training and Employment Specialist
906-487-2416
hereid@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Manage all training on campus in Banner. Coordinates Human Resources training programs, workshops, and communications.
  • Provides backup support for employment needs such as forms coding, PeopleAdmin tracking system support, conflict resolution, customer service, and other areas.
  • Analyze HR data to ensure accurate employment data.
Tim Scullion

Timothy Scullion

  • Business Analyst, HR Information Systems
906-487-2794
tpsculli@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Ginger Sleeman

  • Manager of Benefits
906-487-2517
glsleema@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Lorraine Young

  • Payroll Supervisor

Specialties

  • Ensures payroll practices are timely, accurate and compliant with Federal and State laws and the Payroll Services Standard Practice Guide
  • Provides TimeClock Plus system support
  • Processes W-2 forms
  • Lean Facilitator