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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 
Kathy Natelborg
Sr. Human Resources Business Partner
Kristen Culp
Benefits Manager
Deb Bales
HR Coordinator 
Stefanie Fortier
HR Consultant 

Who to contact list by topic:

Benefits & Wellness
Kristen Culp
  • 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
  • FMLA, COBRA Coverage, Workers' Compensation
  • Tuition Remission and Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Relations/HR Partnership
Kathy Natelborg

  • Partner with Managers/Leaders on HR Issues & Projects
  • Manager Consulting and Coaching
  • Discipline and Other Employee Issues
  • Performance Management and Goal Setting
  • New Manager Orientation
  • Recruiting Partnership (Leadership Level Positions)
  • Job Descriptions
  • Team/Department/Organizational Design
  • HR Policy Development, Guidance, Interpretation, Coaching
  • Change Management Initiatives
Human Resources Data
Melissa Hooks/Melissa Versluis

  • Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
  • HR 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
Employment Services
Deann Giles/Stefanie Fortier/Deb Bales
  • Recruitment and Selection Process Support
  • People Admin Support
  • Placement of Job Postings & Advertising
  • Assistance with Personnel Actions (Status Changes)
  • Job Offer & Onboarding Communications
  • Pre-Employment Background Checks
  • New Employee Orientation & Onboarding
  • Personnel Files & Employment Records
  • Organizational Chart
  • Unemployment 
Kathy Natelborg
  • Compensation Analysis
  • Pay Grades/Pay Equity
  • Salary Surveys
  • Pay Increases/Promotions/Annual Increases
  • Supplemental Compensation
  • Interim Compensation
Student Employment
Deann Giles/Stefanie Fortier