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

Annette Raines
HR Team Lead
135 Dauer Drive
209 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 966-3526

  • Policy and procedure interpretations
  • SPH Appointments, Promotions and Tenure process
  • HR Audit
  • SPA and EPA forms approval
  • EPA Non-Faculty process
  • EEO/ADA coordination

Linda Mitchell
HR Team Lead
135 Dauer Drive
210 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
(919) 966-7831

  • Policy and procedure interpretations
  • Employee Relation issues
  • Departmental Chair/Senior administrative searches/reviews
  • Layoff process
  • SPA/EPA-NF issues
  • Special school-wide events
  • Communications
  • Audit planning

LaSonya Whitworth
HR Specialist/International Scholar Liaison
135 Dauer Drive
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 / Epidemiology HR Contacts

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

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

Health Policy and Management / Nutrition HR Contacts

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

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

Environmental Sciences and Engineering /Health Behavior / Maternal and Child Health / Public Health Leadership / NCIPH / CAU HR Contacts

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

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