Human Resources at the Gillings School

About Us

The mission of the School’s human resources (HR) office is to provide counsel and guidance and to lead initiatives on behalf of the School. We serve as an adviser to School personnel on HR policies, procedures and systems including Appointments, Promotions and Tenure (APT); recruitment and hiring; performance management; employee relations; as well as many other areas. We also serve as the liaison between the School and various offices around campus (Provost’s Office, Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of University Counsel, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, as well as other UNC-Chapel Hill offices) on personnel issues.

Important Links

Support Resources for Gillings School Staff
UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Human Resources
Payroll and Benefits Information
New Employee Orientation Information

Other Links of Interest

International Student and Scholar Services:
Online Help Requests:
ONYEN Services:
Ombuds Office:
Post Doc Office:
Training and Development:

Contact Us

Stephen Regan
Assistant Dean for HR
135 Dauer Drive
205 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 962-9920

  • Oversees all human resource functions for the Gillings School, including oversight of nine major academic departments and central units
  • Provides counsel on all HR policies and matters, including recruitment and hiring, payroll, employee relations and performance appraisals
  • Interfaces with University contacts on HR-related issues
  • Acts as the Equal Employment Opportunity/Compliance officer for the Gillings School

Abbey McLennan
HR Team Lead
211 Rosenau Hall
(919) 962-2820

Linda Mitchell
HR Team Lead
210 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-7831

LaSonya Whitworth
HR Specialist / International Scholar Liaison
206 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-3255

  • Process petitions and applications for international scholars
  • Liaise with International Student and Scholar Services
  • Oversee submission of all work-authorization required documentation to ISSS
  • Provide backup for other HR consultants

Biostatistics HR Contact

Vera Bennett
HR Consultant
3108-D McGavran-Greenberg Hall
(919) 966-7293


Epidemiology / CEHS HR Contact

Sharon Sullivan
HR Consultant
2101-C McGavran-Greenberg Hall
(919) 966-7460


Health Behavior / Maternal and Child Health CAU HR Contact

Annette Raines
HR Consultant
209 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-3526


Nutrition / CAU HR Contact

Janet Scearce
HR Consultant
208 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-5527


Health Policy and Management / Public Health Leadership / NCIPH HR Contact

Karen Capps
HR Consultant
212 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-7394

Environmental Sciences and Engineering HR Contact

Melissa Halstead
HR Consultant
206 Rosenau Hall
(919) 962-3288