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Human Resources

Sonoma State University Salazar Hall, Suite 2078
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Phone: 707.664.3100
Fax: 707.664.3196

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pmĀ 

HR Organization Chart

Human Resources
Name, Position Phone Email (preferred mode of contact)
Jeff Banks, Associate Vice President, Human Resources 707.664.4265


Employment Services
Name, Position Phone Email (preferred mode of contact)
Chandra Holte, Director of Employment Services 707.664.2092
Erin Rock, Employment Services Specialist 707.664.3278
Kimmy Lillo, Classification and Compensation Specialist 707.664.3717
Debra Gordon, Senior Human Resources Specialist 707.664.4127
Sary Chhoeung, Human Resources Specialist 707.664.4258
Aremi Cruz, Human Resources Office Support 707.664.4142


Employee Relations and Compliance Services
Name, Position Phone Email (preferred mode of contact)
Erin Taylor, Labor and Employee Relations Specialist 707.664.2212
Noelle Fisette, Learning and Development Specialist 707.664.3214


Payroll & Benefits
Name, Position Phone Email (preferred mode of contact)
Trisha Ramos, Managing Director, Payroll/Benefits & Workers' Compensation 707.664.2178
Heather Cain, Manager, Payroll & Benefits 707.664.2983
Melanie Powers, Payroll and Benefits Analyst 707.664.2978
Kshatriya Millick (Colet), Payroll and Benefits Analyst 707.664.2982
Karen Carlson, Payroll Technician II 707.664.3936
Bertha Lopez-Guzman, Payroll Technician II 707.664.2232


Workers' Comp
Name, Position Phone Email (preferred mode of contact)

Celeste McLaughlin, Workers' Compensation, ADA, and Leave Specialist