Maricopa Community Colleges

HR Solutions Center

The District Office HR Solutions Center ("HRSC") provides timely, expert advice and consultation to our college and district customers in the areas of policy interpretation, regulatory compliance, performance management, employee inclusion and engagement, and diversity. In the HRSC, we are not about checking boxes, but about thinking outside the box to design solutions in conjunction with our managers and employees in alignment with their needs, desires and strategic goals.

The HRSC is comprised of two operational units - the Compliance unit and the Inclusion unit.

Our Compliance unit, under the supervision of Senior HR Manager Judy Castellanos, provides the following services:

  • Analysis and interpretation of federal and state laws, as well as MCCCD's policies, rules and regulations
  • Consultative services for policy development, reorganizations and reductions in force
  • Leaves of absence, ADA consultations and interactive accommodations
  • Guidance regarding grievances, investigations, corrective action, dismissal and non-renewal

Our Inclusion unit, under the supervision of Senior HR Manager Rory Gilbert, provides the following services:

  • Performance management and consultation
  • Interest-Based (IBN) facilitation and mediation services
  • Constituency group liaison
  • Diversity and inclusion initiative support
  • Business liaison relationships with colleges and district division

Compliance Staff

Judy Castellanos, SR. HR Mgr. - 480-731-8480

Christine Welham, SR. HR Analyst - 480-731-8463
Leaves of Absence

Carol Garcia, Resolutions & Compliance Consultant - 480-731-8710

Sheri Klein, Resolutions & Compliance Consultant - 480-731-8466
Assigned to:CGCC, DO, MCC, PC, SCC

Inclusion Staff

Rory Gilbert, SR. HR Mgr. - 480-731-8211

Steven Wolfe, HR Analyst - 480-731-8832

Kathie Bennett, Business Partner - 480-731-8447
Assigned to: GWCC, MCC, SCC, District - Business Services, Foundation and Legal

Alyssa Brown, Business Partner - 480-731-8961
Assigned to: CGCC, EMCC, GCC, PC, District - IT

Margie Mesanko, Business Partner - 480-731-8471
Assigned to: PVCC, Rio, SMCC, District - Academic & Student Affairs, Human Resources

Jacque Starks, Diversity Coordinator - 480-731-84974
Providing services District-wide

The HR Solutions Center is under the direction of Jim Bowers, District Director - 480.731.8068

Dennis Ryan, HR Clerk /Part-time - 480.731.8422

Employee Relations