About Human Resources

Learn More About Midwestern University's Human Resources Department

The Department of Human Resources provides services to the University in recruiting and training, administration of compensation and benefits, administration of policies and procedures, faculty related issues, and employee relations. The department assists other departments in meeting their staffing goals, managing job performance, and interpreting policy. The department also supports employees and their supervisors in reaching understanding and reconciling differences to promote effective working relationships. The HR department fosters an open door policy and prides itself on providing outstanding customer service to the faculty, staff, residents, and administration of Midwestern University.

Contact Us

Downers Grove Campus

Address: 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 630-515-6119
Fax: 630-515-7207

Glendale Campus

Address: 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: 623-572-3263
Fax: 623-572-3261


VP of Human Resources & Organizational Development 
Amy Gibson, MS, PHR, SHRM-SCP

(630) 515-7198

Director of Human Resources
Lynn Urban, PHR, SHRM-CP

(630) 515-7359

Director of Talent Acquisition
Melissa Pergande, PHR, SHRM-CP

(630) 515-7437

Director of Benefits & HRIS
Donna Doss, BA, PHR, SHRM-CP

(623) 572-3430

Sr. Benefits Specialist
Joy Sobocinski, MPH, MBA

(630) 515-7157

Learning & Development Specialist
Sarah P. Hayes, MA

(630) 515-7108

Compensation & Classification Specialist
Robert Saunderson

(630) 515-7254

HR Specialist
Elizabeth Rimui, MSMOB

(630) 515-7107

Faculty Employment Administrator
Juliann Petersen, PHR

(630) 515-7242

HR Administrator
Saniyya Hakeem, MSW

(630) 515-7499

HR Coordinator
Kaitlyn Gaede

(630) 515-7644

HR Assistant
Madison Carlson

(630) 515-6119

VP of Human Resources & Organizational Development 
Amy Gibson, MS, PHR, SHRM-SCP

(623) 572-3247

Director of Human Resources
Maggie Reed, BA

(623) 572-3772

Director of Benefits & HRIS
Donna Doss, BA, PHR, SHRM-CP

(623) 572-3430

Director of Talent Acquisition
Melissa Pergande, PHR, SHRM-CP

(630) 515-7437

HR Manager, Benefits & Leave Administration
Dolly Alexander, MA

(623) 572-3775

Sr. HR Specialist
Angie Alvarez, SHRM-CP

(623) 572-3208

Learning & Development Specialist
Sarah P. Hayes, MA

(630) 515-7108

Compensation & Classification Specialist
Robert Saunderson

(630) 515-7254

HRIS Analyst
Meagan Bialostosky, BA

(623) 572-3993

HR Specialist
Shelley Recker, BS

(623) 572-3966

Faculty Employment Administrator
Juliann Petersen, PHR

(630) 515-7242

Leave Administrator
Nicole Blackson-Faust

(623) 572-3934

HR Coordinator
Viridiana Garcia

(623) 572-3208

HR Assistant 
Oriana Trigo

(623) 572-3263


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