Contact Human Resources

Employees are encouraged to visit the Office of Human Resources as a new employee, current employee, or whenever changes in their lives or employment occur. 1500 Illinois Street – Suite 110

This staff list below includes areas of specialization, however, HR staff members can answer general questions.

Main Office: 303-273-3250

Fax: 303-384-2025

 

Chief Human Resources Officer

Christine Homer

Chief Human Resources Officer

chomer@mines.edu
303.384.2124

  • Leads Human Resources Team
  • Strategic Planning in Partnership with Campus Leaders
  • Oversees Employee Relations and Total Rewards
  • Performance Management and Succession Planning
  • Leadership Development

ADMINISTRATIVE Support

Jill Ostendorf

Jill Ostendorf

Executive Assistant

jill.ostendorf@mines.edu
303-273-3077

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Administrative Support
  • Budget Management
Jean Yeager

Jean Yeager

Part-time Administrative Support

jyeager@mines.edu
303-273-3250

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Administrative Support
  • Recruitment Support

Total Rewards Team

Melanie Ulrich

Brandy Malatesta

Director, Total Rewards

Areas of Specialization

  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Human Resource Information Systems
KYLE MATHES

KYLE MATHES

Compensation Analyst

kylemathes@mines.edu
303.384.2081

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Compensation
  • Positions Reviews
  • Salary Benchmarking
  • Job Offer Approval
  • Data Analytics
CARLA EDWARDS

CARLA EDWARDS

Benefits Analyst

cnedwards@mines.edu
303.273.3052

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Faculty Insurance Benefits 
  • Classified Employee Benefits 
  • Retirement Plan Administration – PERA / MDCP 
  • Workers’ Compensation 
  • Leave Management / FMLA / Sick Leave / Annual Leave / Disability Leave
SAMANTHA MYERS

SAMANTHA MYERS

Benefits Analyst

smyers2@mines.edu
303.273.3196

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Faculty Insurance Benefits 
  • Classified Employee Benefits 
  • Retirement Plan Administration – PERA / MDCP

Human Resources Team

Craig Hess

R. Craig Hess

Director of Human Resources

rchess@mines.edu
303.273.3390

Areas of Specialization

  • Employee Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • EEO Reporting
  • Employee Offboarding
  • Compliance
  • Policy Development
ABDULLAH ALSALEM

ABDULLAH ALSALEM

Senior Human Resources Advisor

aalsalem1@mines.edu
303.384.2442

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Employee Relations and Coaching
  • Aligning Business Objectives in Partnership with Leadership
  • Job Evaluations and Position Descriptions
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Academic Affairs
Britt Hoerauf

Britt Hoerauf

Senior Human Resources Advisor

britthoerauf@mines.edu
303.273.3839

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Employee Relations and Coaching
  • Aligning Business Objectives in Partnership with Leadership
  • Job Evaluations and Position Descriptions
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Finance, Administration and Operations
Jennifer Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez

Senior Human Resources Advisor

jlsanchez@mines.edu
303.384.2710

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Employee Relations and Coaching
  • Aligning Business Objectives in Partnership with Leadership
  • Job Evaluations and Position Descriptions
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Student Life, Global Initiatives, Research and Technology Transfer

Talent Acquisition Team

Craig Hess

Clara Woodmansee

Talent Acquisition Manager

Areas of Specialization

  • Talent Acquisition Management
  • Full Cycle Recruiting and Selection
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Access Focus
  • Strategic Staffing and Resource Planning
  • Talent Management Training and Coaching
  • Recruitment Marketing, Branding
  • Sourcing Best-In-Class Active and Passive Talent
Kathleen Feighny

Kathleen Feighny

Talent Acquisition Partner

kfeighny@mines.edu
303.273.3888

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Academic Affairs Recruiting
  • Recruitment Selection
  • Hiring Excellence Training
  • Search Committee Support
Kathy White

Kathy White

Talent Acquisition Partner

kwhite1@mines.edu
303.273.3494

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Classified Recruitment Selection
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Onboarding
  • Finance, Administration and Operations, Global Initiatives Recruiting
Dorie Gelber

Dorie Gelber

Talent Acquisition Partner

dorie.gelber@mines.edu
303.384.2240

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Search Committee Support & Training
  • Recruitment Selection
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Onboarding
  • Academic Affairs Recruiting
  • Classified Recruitment Selection
Erika Stone

Erika Stone

Talent Acquisition Partner

estone@mines.edu
303.273.3680

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Classified Recruitment Selection
  • Search Committee Support & Training
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Onboarding
  • Finance, Administration and Operations, President’s Office, Global Initiatives, Research and Tech Transfer, Student Life
April Ellison

April Ellison

HR Coordinator

aaellison@mines.edu
303.273.3250

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Recruitment Selection Support
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Administrative Support
Susan Trimmer

Susan Trimmer

HR Coordinator

strimmer@mines.edu
303.273.3250

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Recruitment Selection Support
  • Search Committee Training Support 
  • Administrative Support

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 

Rakhi Ihiga

Assistant Director of Learning and Development

rihiga@mines.edu
303.384.2712

Areas of Specialization

  • Curriculum and Development of Training Programs to Develop, Motivate, and Retain our Most Valued Resource, our Employees
  • Assessment of Training and Development Needs of our Community.
  • LMS Systems and Programs
  • Thought Partner with Mines Community Alliances