Human Resources Administration and Contacts

The University of Houston Human Resources Department is located at:

325 McElhinney Hall Houston, TX 77204-5009 We are Campus Map building #588

For general questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact the HR Service Center at 713.743.3988 or

HR Administration

Joan Nelson AVP, Human Resources 713.743.2603
Shelia Williams
Executive Administrative Assistant 713.743.5768 srwilli5@Central.UH.EDU

HR Customer Service

Sandy Coltharp, Director, Human Resources Services

HR Business Partners/Employee Relations

Connie Kemp HR Manager 713.743.5703
Clausezette Davis HR Business Partner 713-743-5778
Carlos Luis HR Business Partner 713-743-6230


Melissa Abram-Jackson
Manager, Talent Acquisition & Management 713.743.5730
Nikki Duncan Senior Employment Representative 713.743.7278 
Mark Jackson Employment Representative 2 713.743.0339 
Hector Abercrombie
Employment Representative 1




Ann Pino
Manager, Employee Services
Deanna Holmes Senior Benefits Coordinator 713.743.3689

HR Service Center

Ann Pino
Manager, Employee Services 713.743.5915
Mariela Gaona
Customer Service Specialist 713.743.1736 mgaona@Central.UH.EDU
Angela Dean Customer Service Specialist 713.743.5764
Customer Service Specialist

Faculty Liaison

Deanna Holmes Faculty Liaison 713.743.3689

Learning & Talent Development (LTD)

Melissa Abram-Jackson Manager, Talent Acquisition & Management 713.743.5730
Christine Donovan
Senior HR Training Specialist 713.743.7164 
Ashley Waggoner
HR Training Specialist 713.743.3217

HR Operations

Sandra Armstrong, Director, Human Resources Operations

HR Records

Billy Taylor
Coord, HR Records 713.743.5766


Margaret Busch Manager, Payroll 713.743.8770
Renee Chang Payroll Analyst 713.743.8773
Payroll Analyst
Tenisha Knox-Cobos Payroll Administrator 713.743.8772
Kimberly Thompson Payroll Coordinator 713.743.8682
Hisham Talib Payroll Coordinator 713.743.6738
Carmen Canales Payroll Coordinator 713.743.5410


John Chen
Manager, Compensation 713.743.7982

Alicia Colbert
Compensation Analyst 2 713.743.7961 AColbert@Central.UH.EDU
William Huynh
Compensation Analyst 1 713.743.0432


Krista McElroy Compensation Coordinator 713.743.9980 

HR Data

Raysa Caba HRMS Administrator 713.743.1783
Vacant Benefits Analyst
Esmeralda Herrera Benefits Analyst 713.743.5652
Deloris Biagas HR Data Control Clerk 713.743.5351
Godfrey Onwere HR Data Control Clerk 713-743-0137 


Jennifer McMillin, Director of HRIS Applications

Mandy Bentley Functional Analyst 4 713.743.6407  albentle@Central.UH.EDU
Anh Ha
Functional Analyst 4


Julie Marlowe Functional Analyst 3 713.743.5006