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Contact Information

Department Address:
Human Resource Services
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251

Department Phone:

Department Fax:

Office Hours:
September-May: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
June-August: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Staff Members

Claudia Gallagher

Program Assistant
Provides front office information and customer service support to employees; provides office support to associate vice president and human resources staff; responds to employment verifications; assists new employees with employment documents.
Office phone: 509.777.4872


Jonathan Blackburn

Talent-Development Specialist
Responsible for the coordination and general administration and support of Whitworth's employee training and performance-management Cornerstone portal.
Office phone: 509.777.4284


John Bujosa

Director, Human Resources Operations & Information Systems
Oversees and provides leadership in development and use of technology in Human Resource; oversees and manages the upkeep of electronic employee personnel and associated records; performs various reporting and data acquisition functions; oversees HR process workflow and performance management; manages student employees.
Office phone: 509.777.4359


JaCenda Davidson

Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Administrative oversight for all areas of human resources including policies and procedures; performance reviews; compliance and regulatory matters; employee relations.
Office phone: 509.777.4320


Dolores Humiston

Associate Vice President, Human Resources (Retiring July 15, 2019)
Office phone: 509.777.4872


Linda McCrillis

Assistant Director, HRIS
Processes various updates to human resources personnel records in Datatel; processes approved payroll and human resources entries; assists in the maintenance of electronic personnel records.
Office phone: 509.777.4413


Ariane Oglesbee

Director, Compensation and Benefits
Manages compensation and oversees benefit plans and administration of all employee benefits.
Office phone: 509.777.4219


Heidi Petersen

Benefits Information Specialist
Monitors and processes employee benefits records and databases.
Office phone: 509.777.3800


August Weil

Employment Manager
Responsible for overseeing Whitworth's recruiting and hiring efforts for faculty and staff.
Office phone: 509.777.3236