Meet the Human Resources Team

Adele Vuong

Adele Vuong

Senior Administrator for Business Affairs & Risk Management and Acting Director for Human ResourcesKingston Hall909.607.1018avuong@hmc.edu

  • Provide consultation and advice to the College’s management, staff and faculty regarding human resources policies and procedures and serves as the primary contact for all employee relations.
  • As Acting Director, lead and direct the daily operations of Human Resource services for recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, HRIS/Payroll, policy administration, and professional and organizational development that support the College’s strategic goals.
Patrice Siffert, SHRM-SCP

Patrice Siffert, SHRM-SCP

Associate Director for Human ResourcesKingston Hall909.607.4154psiffert@hmc.edu

  • Partner with the Sr. Director for Human Resources to oversee recruitment, onboarding, and retention of faculty.
  • Oversee Leave administration, which includes medical, family, and workers’ compensation matters.
  • Serve as the liaison with The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) regarding benefits administration, questions, and issue resolution for faculty and staff.
  • Oversee the annual service award program and other HR services for the College.
  • Schedule and conduct new hire orientation.
Anu Jindal

Anu Jindal

Payroll AdministratorKingston Hall909.607.2729ajindal@hmc.edu

  • Oversee and Manage the biweekly and monthly Payroll Administration process for faculty, staff, and student workers.
  • Develop and administer trainings to support faculty, staff, and student workers with Workday Time Tracking and Absence Management.
  • Manage the auditing and troubleshooting of Workday Time Tracking and Absence Management.
  • Oversee and manage the hiring and onboarding processes for student employees and summer research hires.
  • Manage rideshare program for the community.
  • Support with processing verification of employment requests for faculty, staff, and student employees.
Catharyne Magro

Catharyne Magro

Human Resources CoordinatorKingston Hall909.607.9700cmagro@hmc.edu

  • Provide administrative support to the Office of Human Resources for staff pre-employment actions, on-boarding and off-boarding.
  • Manages student hiring and onboarding process for student hires.
  • Oversee all HR records management and provide other administrative support for HR.
  • Coordinate internal and external HR meetings/appointments and respond to HR-related queries and/or requests.
  • Provide administrative support for HR such as maintaining and updating employee records through the human resource information system (HRIS).
  • Complete background checks and employment verification requests for faculty, staff, and student employees.
Nidia Rivera

Nidia Rivera

Recruiter & HR GeneralistKingston Hall909.607.4096nirivera@hmc.edu

  • Partner with the Sr. Director for Human Resources and hiring managers to oversee recruitment, on-boarding and off-boarding, and retention of staff.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to provide guidance on recruitment, such as posting jobs, candidate interviews, extending offers and initiating the background check process.
  • Support the Dependent Scholarship Program administration, coordination, and communication.
  • Manage the Authorized Driver program for the College.
José Barajas

José Barajas

HR Analyst & AdministratorKingston Hall909.607.6531jbarajas@hmc.edu

  • Provide a broad range of support related to compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, HRIS, payroll, policy administration, training and development and special projects.
  • Collect and interpret data for HR and compensation surveys and partner with members of HR and the Office of Financial Affairs to perform data analysis.
  • Coordinate the design, configuration, implementation, communication, maintenance and administration in support of HR strategy.
  • Administer COVID-related initiatives related to policies, communication and tracking of vaccines and testing.
  • Support with the 2022-23 Staff Remote Work program .
Haley Phillips

Haley Phillips

Recruiter & HR Generalist (Part-time)Kingston Hall909.607.4096hphillips@hmc.edu

  • Partner with the Sr. Director for Human Resources and hiring managers to oversee recruitment, on-boarding and off-boarding, and retention of staff.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to provide guidance on recruitment, such as posting jobs, candidate interviews, extending offers and initiating the background check process.