The Catholic University of America

Human Resources Staff

Staff Member

Areas of Authority

Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

Employee/Labor Relations
EEO/Affirmative Action
Title IX
Organizational Development

Schlain Schmidt Faust
Director of Total Rewards
tel: 202-319-6404

Benefits Program Management
Compensation Program Management
Human Resources Information System

Director of Employment & Training/Development
tel: 202-319-4177

Recruitment & Hiring
PRF Approval Process
Analysis of Training Needs
Design & Delivery of University-wide Training
Coordination of Resources for Training
Measurement of Training Effectiveness
Birkman Consulting Services
Training Questions

Lisa Wood
Director of Employee Relations & Equal Opportunity Officer/
Title IX Coordinator
tel: 202-319-6594

Employee/Supervisor Conflict
Unemployment Hearings
Affirmative Action Plan
University Policy Interpretation
Exit Interviews (Staff by appointment)
Request for Accommodations under ADA
for Faculty & Staff 

Terry Fletcher-Shields
Benefits Specialist
tel: 202-319-5262

CUA Tuition Assistance plan enrollments
CUA Student Health Insurance Support
General Benefit Plan Information
COBRA Benefits
Long Term Disability Plan
Life Insurance Claims
New Employee Orientation Program
CUA Employee Discount Programs

Joe Schiavo
Assistant Director of Total Rewards
tel: 202-319-4176

CUA Employee Benefits & Compensation System Support

Lisa Giljam Jordan
Manager of HRIS
tel: 202-319-5107

Work Authorization Compliance
Certification of Form I-9s for foreign nationals
I-9 certification training
Generating HRIS Reports & Compliance Reporting
Student Employment Inquiries
Faculty Contract Support

Matt Reeder
HRIS Coordinator
tel: 202-319-4170

Maintain & Update HRMS Database
Process Transactions for Staff and Student Actions
Employment verifications
Yearly performance evaluations
Update personal information (name & address changes) for staff
  Timely pay for staff and student employees

Ashley Oberdorff
HR Generalist/FacultySupport

tel: 202-319-4171

Process transactions for Faculty & Graduate Assistantships
Support hiring of Faculty & Graduate Assistantships
  Timely pay for full & part time Faculty & Graduate Assistantships
Update personal information for full & part time Faculty
Troubleshoot issues with Faculty & Graduate Assistantship Assignment data

Whitney Mitchell
Administrative Assistant
tel: 202-319-5598


AVP/CHRO's Appointments
General Assistance to HR and EEO
Training Support to Director, Employment & Training/Development
Reconciliation of HR Bills
Maintenance of HR Web Pages
Tuition Exchange Program Inquiries

Hendrix Akalonu
Customer Service Specialist
tel: 202-319-5050

General Inquiries
I-9 Verification
Processing of Applications
Data Entry
Assistance with Benefit Forms

Benefits Specialist II
tel: 202-319-4172

Retirement Consultations (by appointment)
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
Worker's Compensation
Long Term Disability

Tania Draghi
Senior Recruitment Specialist
tel: 202-319-5707

Recruitment and Hiring for:
All areas under the Provost
All areas under Student Life (except Public Safety)

Bailey Mitchell
Recruitment Specialist

tel: 202-319-6273

Recruitment and Hiring for:
All areas under Enrollment Management
All areas under Finance & Treasurer
All areas under University Development
Public Safety