Contact HR


Organizational Structure - August 22, 2022


Contact HR Customer Service: 


 Phone:  (907) 450-8200  

Fax: (907) 450-8201

Submit a Request for Assistance

To schedule a face to face meeting with a member of our customer service team, please call or send us an email.

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Our physical locations for Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau are below.

The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) consists of  business partners, customer service and administrative support to the HR Staff. The main effort of the CHRO’s Office is to offer quality services to a highly developed workforce at the University of Alaska. 

The business partners and customer service team act as a liaison to faculty and staff while ensuring that established policies and procedures are followed by employees of the university. 

Memry Dahl Chief Human Resources Officer 907-450-8200  
Stefanie Gorder
Executive Assistant & Communications Specialist 907-450-8255  
James Yauney  Senior HR Business Partner - UAA 907-450-8218  
Bryan Hoppough Senior HR Business Partner - UAF & SO 907-450-8272  
Louisa Cryan HR Business Partner - UAS  907-796-6263  
James Sandoval HR Business Manager  907-450-8479  
Jacque Muehlbauer, SHRM-CP Senior Human Resources & Office Coordinator 907-450-8271  
Claire Morton, SHRM-CP, SPHR HR Customer Service Manager  907-450-8270  
Bailey Brack  Senior HR Generalist 907-786-1576  
Jess Allard HR Generalist 907-450-8229  
Sarah Morisky HR Generalist 907-450-8245  
Terra Preslan HR Generalist 907-450-8261  
Janna Machalek UAS HR Coordinator 907-450-8262  


The Employee Transitions & Benefits Team oversees the administration of university employee benefits and retirement programs. This includes education about benefit options and enrollment, assisting employees with retirement preparation, and providing resources to support the well-being of UA employees.  

For any benefits questions, please reach out to and the appropriate specialist will reach back out to you.

Tammy Kancir, SHRM-CP

ETB Specialist 907-450-8265 General Benefits
Elaine Ramos-Main

ETB Specialist 907-450-8264 Retirement
Jenn Clapp, CEBS

Sr. ETB Specialist 907-450-8216 Health Care

Assistant Director

Vacant 907-450-8263 Benefits Administration
 Heather Arana Director 907-450-8226 Director

The Labor & Employee Engagement Team oversees labor and employee relations while focusing on improving retention, and professional and team development. The Labor Team accomplishes this through contract negotiations, investigations and dispute resolution, coaching and prevention. The team works closely with the HR Business Partners as they ensure campus needs are met. The Labor and Employee Engagement Team helps foster collaborative partnerships for all UA employees to promote a strong and positive organizational culture.

Tara Ferguson  Director 907-450-8217  
Gail Granata  Sr. HR and Labor and Employee Relations Consultant 907-786-1457  
Nycolett Rabley Sr. Labor and Employee Relations Specialist 907-450-8215  
Danielle Nelson Labor and Employee Engagement Specialist 907-450-8267  
Vacant Labor and Employee Engagement Specialist Coming Soon! 907-450-8225  
Tasha Leach  Labor and Employee Engagement/Training Coordinator 907-450-8178  

HR Operations include accounting, payroll, personnel, and HR systems. The Operations Team updates and administer HR systems, complete data entry, resolve issues with vendors in regards to HR Operation areas and provide assistance to HR Coordinators at the campuses.

Michelle Pope  Director 907-450-8207 Director
Jamie Heckman, PMP HR Systems Manager 907- 450-8268 HRIS
Austin Somaduroff HR Data Analyst 907-450-8213 HRIS
Amy Talbot HR Systems Business Analyst 907-450-8200 HRIS
John McGee  HR Systems Business Analyst 907-450-8277 HRIS
Logan Juhl HR Systems Specialist 907-450-8257 HRIS
Niaomi Wingate HR Systems Specialist Coming Soon! Coming Soon! HRIS
Ann Pierce Personnel Manager  907-786-4685 Personnel
Cassie Olsen Personnel Technician 907-450.8234 Personnel
Jevone Baca Personnel Technician 907-450-8219 Personnel
Roxi Lowery  Personnel Technician 907-450-8235 Personnel
Cate Weist Personnel Technician 907-450-8258 Personnel
Coming Soon! Personnel Technician Coming Soon! 907-474-7584 Personnel
Sam Pope Personnel Technician Coming Soon Personnel
Camille Carpenter  HR Accounting Manager 907-450-8251 Accounting
Timothy Armbruster Sr. Senior Accountant/Lead 907-450-8212 Accounting
Sherri Soileau HR Accountant 907-474-6258 Accounting
Sara Di Martino HR Accounting Assistant 907-450-5082 Accounting
Mary Goldsby  HR Accounting Assistant 907-474-6256 Accounting
Tracie Cogdill HR Accounting Assistant 907-474-7725 Accounting
Wei Chen HR Accounting Assistant 907-450-8200 Accounting
Dana Shriner, CPP Payroll Manager 907-474-1509 Payroll
Lauralee Samalot  Sr. Payroll Technician 907-786-1429 Payroll
Kim Stewart Greinier  Payroll Technician 907-796-6479 Payroll
Kira Johnson Payroll Technician 907-450-8233 Payroll
Sean Lemley Payroll Technician Coming Soon Payroll

The Talent Acquisition Team is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, and retaining talented employees to fulfill its UA mission. Talent Acquisition ensures UA provides equitable compensation, an inclusive environment, and resolves accessibility issues.

The team assists individuals through all pre-employment steps, from the time of interest until the time of hire and aspire to make this a more efficient process for all involved.

Glenn Gambrell Director 907-450-8211  
Heather Swanson, ATACP Access and Equity Specialist 907-450-8232  
Paula Kennedy, PHR, SHRM-CP Senior Compensation Specialist


Jamie Meyer Classification and Compensation Specialist 907-450-8254  
Rhonda McKay, SHRM-CP Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist 907-474-6259  
Charla Bodle Talent Acquisition Specialist 907-450-8274  
Chris Triplett, SHRM-CP Talent Acquisition Specialist  907-450-8276  

The ADA Accessibility team is dedicated to providing accessibility support and accommodations throughout the hiring process and in the workplace. 

Email us for accommodations, support, and inquiries.

Glenn Gambrell Director
Heather Swanson Access and Equity Specialist



Physical Locations:

With the merge to one UA HR, many human resources staff work remotely.  For meetings onsite, please schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm to ensure the best service.  If you need assistance call (907)-450-8200 or email



1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 102
UA Bragaw Office Building, Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99508

Note: Drop box located outside the main entrance of the building



2025 Yukon Drive
211 Butrovich Building
PO Box 755140
Fairbanks, AK 99775



11066 Auke Lake Way, Mailstop: SOB2
Soboleff 225
Juneau, AK 99801