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Employment Services Staff Listing

Laura Baril

Laura Baril

  • Administrative Aide

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Specialties

  • Customer service and administrative support to Employment Services.
Catherine Burns

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
Tom Cogswell

Tom Cogswell

  • Training and Employment Specialist
Abbi Halkola

Abbi Halkola

  • Employment Services Representative
Lori Hardyniec

Lori Hardyniec

  • Office Assistant
Madeline Mercado Voelker

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

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
  • Lean Facilitator