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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

For all applicant inquiries (how to apply, issues creating an account or uploading documents, requesting status of an application, etc.) please call 610-660-1290 or email:

Internal HR Support (SJU Department Heads & Employees)
Please contact Cody Florindi, HR Assistant, at 610-660-1295 or by email at


Zenobia Hargust

Chief Human Resource Officer

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. Serves as EEO Officer.

Employment Services

Taba Pickard

Director, Employee Relations and Engagement
Phone: 610-660-3313  | Email:

Serves as the lead consultative business partner, expert resource and strategist in the areas of employee engagement and relations, talent recruitment and retention, and performance management.

Cody Florindi

Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 610-660-1295  | Email:

Serves as the initial point of contact for  employees and visitors to the Office of Human Resources. Provides coordination of the Human Resource Office operations, and provides general information about employment and on boarding to employees, applicants, and visitors.


Nicole Brown

Human Resources Specialist
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
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.

Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources Information Systems

John Cline

Director, Compensation & Benefits
Phone: 610-660-3390  | Email:

Responsible for the design, implementation, administration, evaluation and communication of the University’s benefits and compensation programs, policies and plans.

Catherine Bock

Associate Director, HR Systems & Operations
Phone: 610-660-1287   | Email:

Responsible for maintaining HR systems, managing the HR project portfolio, managing the departmental budget
& reconciliation efforts, and all data analysis.

Sarah Seidman

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

Supports the compensation analysis process and serves as the initial point of contact for compensation questions, and HR reporting needs.

Additional Contact Information

Health Advocate

Phone: 866-695-8622

Provides 24/7 support assisting employees with service issues and benefit questions regarding medical, dental, vision, and health savings accounts.


Phone: 800-842-2776

Provides support to employees with their retirement. The Saint Joseph's University plan number is 103683.