Human Resource Staff

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Jamie Blume

Compensation & Employment Specialist
(509) 313-5915
blume@gonzaga.edu

Jamie is responsible for providing key support for the Compensation and Employment functions.  She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2008.

Larry Hagel
Safety Programs Manager

(509) 313-5856
hagel@gonzaga.edu

Larry is responsible for the development and implementation of employee safety programs, building and grounds safety, chemical hygiene safety which includes hazardous waste disposal, safety training, ergonomics, and emergency preparedness. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, he developed hazardous waste operations and emergency preparedness plans for large companies in the northwest. He joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2013.

Cheryl Johnston
Human Resources Office Assistant

(509) 313-5997
johnstonc@gonzaga.edu

Cheryl is responsible for answering general Human Resource questions, assisting employees with completing paperwork, and providing general clerical support for the Human Resource team.   She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2013.

Tracy Kelly
HRIS Manager

(509) 313-5857
kelly@gonzaga.edu

Tracy is responsible for Human Resources information systems and workflow.  She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2001.

Heather Murray
Associate Director, Human Resources

(509) 313-6829
murrayh@gonzaga.edu

Heather is responsible for compensation administration, job evaluations and requisitions, wage and hour compliance, and oversees the employee relations and employment functions.  Prior to coming to Gonzaga, Heather worked in the Human Resource Management field for an electronics manufacturing company here in Spokane. She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2000.

Christine Purviance
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer

(509) 313-5858
purviance@gonzaga.edu

Christine is responsible for serving employees, faculty, and students through the oversight and enforcement of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action functions of the University.  She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2013.

Lisa Schwartzenburg
Benefits Manager

(509) 313-5861
schwartzenburg@gonzaga.edu

Lisa is responsible for the management of the employee benefit programs such as the retirement, medical, dental, life and disability plans. This includes making sure the plans are in compliance with government regulations, are competitive with area businesses, are fiscally sound and meet the needs of our staff and faculty.  She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2014.

Gretchen Stoup
Assistant Director, Employee Relations

(509) 313-6909
stoup@gonzaga.edu

Gretchen helps Gonzaga staff navigate the sensitive topic of employee relations.  Employee Relations encompasses many different areas including employee engagement and retention, coaching, corrective action, and exit interviews.  In addition, Gretchen works with staff on conflict resolution, grievance processes, policy and procedure interpretation and training on employee relations related topics.   Prior to coming to Gonzaga, Gretchen has held the titles of Human Resources Manager, Corporate Recruiter and Store Manager for a large retailer. Her experiences have contributed to her passion for assisting staff and helping organizations grow and succeed. She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2008.

Jason Swain
Employee & Organizational Development Manager

(509) 313-6124
swain@gonzaga.edu

Jason is responsible for leadership and management development, employee professional development, diversity awareness training and provides internal consulting services for individuals, teams and departments on a variety of issues impacting organizational effectiveness. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, Jason has been guiding individuals, teams and mid- to large-size, publicly held companies as well as non-profit organizations for over 10 years.  He joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2004.

Angela Swan
Benefits & Accommodation Specialist
(509) 313-5852
swana@gonzaga.edu

Angela is responsible for planning, coordinating, communicating, and implementing benefit programs and disability management for employees.  She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2013.

Melissa Waite
HR Analyst

(509) 313-5853
waitem@gonzaga.edu

Melissa is responsible for assisting with Human Resource Information Systems workflow and processes.  She also completes verifications of employment.  She joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2008.

Kirk Wood-Gaines
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

(509) 313-6827
wood-gaines@gonzaga.edu

Kirk has overall responsibility for the human resource activities of employment, compensation, benefits, affirmative action, training and development, employee relations, personnel policies and procedures, safety programs, workers compensation, and health management.  He joined the Gonzaga Human Resources team in 2012.


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HUMAN RESOURCES
Mailing Address
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0080
Phone: 509.313.5996
Fax: 509.313.5815
www.gonzaga.edu/hr

Located at: 102 E. Boone Ave.
Office hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
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