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.

New Employees at the Gillings School

New Employee Orientation Information

Payroll and Benefits Information

Payroll Services
Benefits
Tar Heel Discounts and Perks

UNC Office of Human Resources

Employee and Management Relations
Performance Evaluation and Management
Disciplinary Processes
Dispute Resolution and Grievances
Employee Assistance Program
Time Information Management (TIM)
EHRA Non-Faculty Policies

UNC Work-Life Connections

Inclusive Excellence Trainings
Carolina American Indian Caucus
Carolina Black Caucus
Carolina Latinx Center
Queer Faculty and Staff Network
Organization and Professional Development at UNC

UNC Centers

American Indian Center
Carolina Center for Public Service
Carolina Women’s Center
Center for Maternal and Infant Health
University Office for Diversity and Inclusion
LGBTQ Center
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Accommodations Resources

Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (for assistance seeking accommodations)
Gender Non-Specific Restrooms on Campus
Lactation Rooms
Digital Accessibility Services

Other Links of Interest

International Student and Scholar Services
Online Help Requests
ONYEN Services
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Contact Us

Vacant
Assistant Dean for HR
205 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
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

Abbey McLennan

Abbey McLennan, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Team Lead
211 Rosenau Hall
(919) 962-2820
amclenna@email.unc.edu

  • Lead a sub-team of HR Staff
  • Co-manage daily HR operations for the school
  • Act as an initial escalation point for inquiries with a focus on staff (SHRA and EHRA NF)
  • Assist in creating best practices and standard procedure

Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell, PHR
Human Resources Team Lead
210 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-7831
lgmitche@email.unc.edu

  • Lead a sub-team of HR Staff
  • Co-manage daily HR operations for the school
  • Act as an initial escalation point for inquiries with a focus on faculty
  • Assist in creating best practices and standard procedure

LaSonya Whitworth

LaSonya Whitworth

LaSonya Whitworth
Senior Human Resources Specialist / International Scholar Liaison
206 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-3255
lwhitwor@email.unc.edu

  • Serve as primary contact for the School’s departmental requests related to the processing of immigrant/non-immigrant petitions and applications on behalf of all international scholars
  • Support the Department of Maternal and Child Health by providing department and employee-specific human resources support and consultation.

Biostatistics HR Contact

Annette Raines

Annette Raines

Annette Raines
Human Resources Consultant
269 Rosenau Hall
(919) 445-8310
annette_raines@unc.edu

As a member of the School of Public Health Shared Services team, Ms. Raines supports the Department of Biostatistics by providing departmental and employee-specific human resources support and consultation.


Epidemiology / CEHS HR Contact

Sharon Sullivan

Sharon Sullivan

Sharon Sullivan
Human Resources Consultant
2101-C McGavran-Greenberg Hall
(919) 966-7460
sharon_sullivan@unc.edu

As a member of the School of Public Health Shared Services team, Ms. Sullivan supports the Department of Epidemiology and the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) by providing departmental/center and employee-specific human resources support and consultation.


Health Behavior / CAU HR Contact

Melissa Halstead

Melissa Halstead

Melissa Halstead
Human Resources Consultant
206 Rosenau Hall
(919) 962-3288
melissa.halstead@unc.edu

As a member of the School of Public Health Shared Services team, Ms. Halstead supports the Department of Health Behavior and the Central Administrative Units by providing departmental/unit and employee-specific human resources support and consultation.


Nutrition / CAU HR Contact

Janet Scearce

Janet Scearce

Janet Scearce
Human Resources Consultant
208 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-5527
jscearce@email.unc.edu

As a member of the School of Public Health Shared Services team, Ms. Scearce supports the Department of Nutrition and the Central Administrative Units by providing departmental/unit and employee-specific human resources support and consultation.


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

Karen Capps

Karen Capps

Karen Capps
Human Resources Consultant
212 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-7394
kcapps@email.unc.edu

As a member of the School of Public Health Shared Services team, Ms. Capps supports the Department of Health Policy & Management, the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and the Public Health Leadership Program by providing departmental/unit and employee-specific human resources support and consultation.


Environmental Sciences and Engineering HR Contact

Caitlin Webster

Caitlin Webster

Caitlin Webster
Human Resources Consultant
209 Rosenau Hall
(919) 966-3526
caitlin_webster@unc.edu

As a member of the School of Public Health Shared Services team, Ms. Webster supports the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering by providing departmental/unit and employee-specific human resources support and consultation.