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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.

JaCenda Davidson

Associate Vice President
& Chief Human Resources Officer

Administrative oversight for all areas of human resources including policies and procedures; performance reviews; compliance and regulatory matters; employee relations.

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.

Ariane Oglesbee

Director, Compensation and Benefits

Manages compensation and oversees benefit plans and administration of all employee benefits.

Sam Abbott

Employment Manager

Responsible for overseeing Whitworth's recruiting and hiring efforts for faculty and staff.


August Weil

Health & Safety Manager

Responsible for overseeing the campus workplace safety program.

Heidi Petersen

Benefits Information Specialist

Monitors and processes employee benefits records and databases.