Meet the Human Resources Team

Joanna Hernandez

Joanna Hernandez

Senior Director for Human ResourcesKingston

  • 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
  • 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
  • Serve as the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and monitor the College’s Affirmative Action Plans
  • Lead human resource initiatives and human resource services for the College
  • Serve as point-of-contact for compensation reporting, analysis and administration, including job descriptions and market research
  • Manage the 2022-23 Staff Remote Work program
Patrice Siffert, SHRM-CP

Patrice Siffert, SHRM-CP

Associate Director for Human ResourcesKingston

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
Haley Phillips

Haley Phillips

Recruiter & HR GeneralistKingston

  • 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

  • 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