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Human Resources Contact Information

The Davenport University Human Resources team is here to support current and prospective staff and faculty with your needs. Whether you are a current staff member, prospective staff member or student, we invite you to contact us with any questions.

We are here to help:

Dave Veneklase
Executive Vice President for Organizational Development
Kathy Natelborg
Executive Director of Human Resources
Deann Giles
Director of Employment Services 
Becky Gschwind
HR Analyst 
Leslie Elliott
Sr. Human Resources Business Partner
Kristen Culp
Compensation and Benefits Manager
Deb Bales
HR Coordinator 
Stefanie Fortier
HR Consultant 

Who to contact list by topic:

Kristen Culp(x1072); Becky Gschwind(x1120)
  • Benefits & New Hire Open Enrollment
  • Benefits Orientation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Prescription Drug Plans
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Plan Accounts
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) and VTO (Volunteer Time Off)
  • Retirement Programs (TIAA-CREF)
  • Benefits Claims
  • Beneficiary and Status Changes
  • Wellness Program & Committee
  • Leave of Absence-FMLA
  • Termination/COBRA
  • Tuition Remission/Assistance
  • Workers Compensation
Employee Relations/HR Partnership
Leslie Elliott (x1151); Kathy Natelborg(x1726)

  • Manager Consulting and Coaching
  • Partnership with Area Managers/Leaders on HR Issues and Projects
  • Discipline and Other Employee Issues
  • Performance Management and Goal Setting
  • New Manager Orientation
  • Recruiting Partnership (Leadership Level Positions)
  • Staffing Models/Staffing Level Analysis
  • Team/Department/Organizational Design
  • HR Policy Development, Guidance, Interpretation, Coaching
  • Change Management Initiatives
HR Data
Kristen Culp(x1072); Becky Gschwind(x1120)
  • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Reports 
  • Management/Manager Level Reports
  • Salary and Benefits Surveys
  • Databases/HR Data Analytics
  • Total Compensation Statements
  • Staffing Models/Staffing Level Analysis
  • Wage & Hour Tracking Compliance
  • Organizational Chart
Employment Services
Deann Giles(x1728)/Stefanie Fortier(x1729)/Deb Bales(x1727)
  • Recruitment and Selection Process Support
  • Empower U Applicant Tracking Design and Support
  • Job Descriptions
  • Placement of Job Postings & Advertising
  • Assistance with Personnel Actions (Status Changes, Terminations, etc...)
  • Interim Positions/One time payments
  • Job Offer & Onboarding Communications
  • Pre-Employment Background Checks
  • New Employee Orientation & Onboarding
  • Personnel Files & Employment Records
  • Organizational Chart
  • Unemployment 
  • Verification of Employment
Kathy Natelborg(x1726);Kristen Culp(x1072);Becky Gschwind(x1120)
  • Compensation Analysis
  • Pay Grades/Pay Equity
  • Salary Surveys
  • Pay Increases/Promotions/Annual Increases
  • Supplemental Compensation
  • Total Compensation Statements
Student Employment and Adjunct Employment
Deann Giles(x1728)/Stefanie Fortier(x1729)