Meet the Staff

Our Location
Our mailing address is 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. We are located on City Avenue near the corner of 54th Street in the strip of offices next to Wendy's (across City Avenue from Hagan Arena and Mandeville).

Applicant Support
Please contact the Applicant Support Desk at 610-660-1290

Internal HR Support (SJU Department Heads & Employees)
Please contact Sarah Seidman, HR Assistant, at 610-660-3369 or by email at


Sharon O'Grady Eisenmann

Vice President for Human Resources

Provides strategic leadership and oversight in all areas of Human Resources including: Compensation, Benefits, Employment, Employee Relations, Corrective Action/Conflict Resolution, and general HR advice and counsel.

Sarah Seidman

Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 610-660-3369   | Email:

Serves as the initial point of contact for employees and visitors to the Office of Human Resources (HR), providing the first level of information and support. Additionally, supports the onboarding process for new employees and employee events.

Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources Information Systems:

Matthew Petitt

Director for Compensation, Benefits & HRIS

Phone: 610-660-3390  | Email:

Leads the University’s compensation and benefits programs as well as the integration of information systems that support the Office of Human Resources (HR).  Oversees HR data reporting, data security & integrity, and report writing.

Rebecca Gushue 

Manager for Employee Benefits and Wellness
Phone: 610-660-1295  | Email:

Serves as the key resource for health, welfare and retirement benefits including: medical, dental and vision, flexible spending and transit benefits, retirement plans, tuition benefits, voluntary benefits, and life event changes. Leads the University Wellness Program.

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Health Advocate
Phone: 866-695-8622

Responsible for assisting employees with service issues and benefit questions relating to medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and health savings accounts.

Catherine Bock, PHR, SHRM-CP

Manager, HR Information Systems & Analytics
Phone: 610-660-1287  | Email:

Serves as the department manager in evaluating and developing the HR information systems and business processes;   Serves as the technical point-of-contact for the HR team and supports all end users in ensuring data integrity, testing system changes, report writing, and analyzing data.

Daniel Krautheim

Human Resources Specialist, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS
Phone: 610-660-3376  | Email:

Provides support to employees for health and welfare benefits.  Also supports the areas of compensation analysis and HRIS data entry, integrity and reporting. Oversees status, salary and benefit changes and employment verifications.

Employee Relations & Employment Services:

Nancy DuBoise

Director, Employee Relations & Employment Services
(Serves as EEO Officer, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, & Intake Officer under the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation)
Phone: 610-660-3313  | Email:

Partners and strategizes in the areas of employee and labor relations, performance management, conflict mediation, complaint investigation, and immigration-related processes. Also responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's equal opportunity policies and procedures.

Nicole Brown

Human Resources Specialist, Employment Services
Phone: 610-660-1936  | Email:

Serves as a business partner in employee recruitment and hiring, provides support to hiring managers and search committees for the PeopleAdmin system, coordinating ad placements and reviewing candidate selections.  Supports hiring Adjuncts, GAs, Temps and Volunteers. Oversees the applicant assistance team.  Also supports training and employee events.

Tenisha McDowell

Human Resources Specialist, Employee Relations & Leave Management
Phone: 610-660-3309  | Email:

Serves as primary liaison for employees who seek to avail themselves of a University family/medical leave of absence.  Provides support to employees on disability and paid time off , as well as Workers’ Compensation claims. Also provides support in the areas of employee relations, performance management, training and employee events.  Facilitates the Minors on Campus registration process.

Applicant Assistance 

Responsible for assisting with all applicant inquiries (how to apply, issues creating an account or uploading documents, requesting status of an application, etc.). Phone: 610-660-1290 Email: