University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW–Madison Project Teams

Interconnected project teams make up the UW–Madison project structure for the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project. The UW–Madison project teams work with University of Wisconsin System under the strategic guidance of the TTC Project Advisory Council.

  • Executive Sponsors
    Rebecca Blank, Chancellor
    Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, Provost, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
    Laurent Heller, Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration
  • Steering Committee
    Diane Blaskowski, Director of Employee Services, Office of Human Resources
    Wayne Guthrie, Chief Human Resources Officer, Office of Human Resources
    Mark Walters, Sr. Director of Operations, Office of Human Resources
  • Planning Team
    Marci Birkes-Geffert, Title and Total Compensation Project Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
    Diane Blaskowski, Director of Employee Services, Office of Human Resources (Lead)
    Catharine DeRubeis, Human Resource Information Systems Director, Office of Human Resources
    Lynn Freeman, Director of Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources
    Jason Jankoski, Asst. Dean for Human Resources, College of Engineering
    Lynne Jones, People Strategy and Operations Manager, Huron Consulting Group
    Meghan Owens, Director of Compensation and Titling, Office of Human Resources
    Duane Ritter, Title and Total Compensation Project Consultant, Office of Human Resources
    Mark Walters, Sr. Director of Operations, Office of Human Resources (Lead)
  • Working Team
    Marci Birkes-Geffert, Title and Total Compensation Project Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
    Lynn Freeman, Director of Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources
    Carol Hillmer, Associate Dean for Human Resources, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
    Jason Jankoski, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, College of Engineering
    Lynne Jones, People Strategy and Operations Manager, Huron Consulting Group
    Cheryl Adams Kadera, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, College of Letters & Science
    Julie Karpelenia, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Research
    Jenny Kvistad, Human Resources Director, Information Technology
    Brenda Krueger, HR Director, University Housing
    Meghan Owens, Director of Compensation and Titling, Office of Human Resources
    Bethany Pluymers, Associate Dean for Administration, Law School
    Duane Ritter, Title and Total Compensation Project Consultant, Office of Human Resources
    Kristen Vieth, Director HR Operations, School of Medicine and Public Health
    Mark Walters, Sr. Director of Operations, Office of Human Resources
  • Collaboration and Outreach Team
    Marci Birkes-Geffert, Title and Total Compensation Project Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
    Cheryl Adams Kadera, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, College of Letters & Science
    Teri Engelke, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, School of Education
    Lynn Freeman, Director of Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources (Lead)
    Ron Harris, Faculty Associate, College of Letters & Science
    Lynne Jones, People Strategy and Operations Manager, Huron Consulting Group
    Heather McFadden, Administrative Program Specialist, Academic Staff Representative, Administration
    Amy Miles, Forensic Toxicology Section Director, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (Lead)
    Nancy Mitchell, Communications Specialist, Office of Human Resources
    Jerry Moran, Upholsterer, University Housing
    Carmen Romero-Gonzalez, Director of Cultural Linguistics, Office of Human Resources
    Fred Schulze, Human Resources Specialist, Office of Human Resources
    Liz Valentine, Human Resources Manager, University Health Services
  • Compensation and Title Team
    Marci Birkes-Geffert, Title and Total Compensation Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
    Diane Blaskowski, Director of Employee Services, Office of Human Resources
    Chris Calkins, Benefits Specialist, Benefit Services, Office of Human Resources
    Laura Fisk, Human Resources Specialist Advanced, Compensation and Titling, Office of Human Resources
    Lynne Jones, People Strategy and Operations Manager, Huron Consulting Group
    Zubin Mufti, Human Resources Specialist, Compensation and Titling, Office of Human Resources
    Meghan Owens, Director of Compensation and Titling, Office of Human Resources (Lead)
    Jeff Palkowski, Human Resources Specialist, Office of Human Resources
    Fred Schulze, Human Resources Specialist, Office of Human Resources
  • OHR Alignment Team
    Marci Birkes-Geffert, Title and Total Compensation Project Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
    Diane Blaskowski, Director of Employee Services, Office of Human Resources
    Lauren Bowers, Human Resources Specialist Advanced, Talent Recruitment and Engagement, Office of Human Resources
    Chris Calkins, Benefits Specialist, Benefit Services, Office of Human Resources
    Sarah Carroll, Sr. Admin. Program Specialist, Communities of Practice, Office of Human Resources
    Jamie Dregne, Human Resources Specialist, Workforce Relations, Office of Human Resources
    Laura Fisk, Human Resources Specialist Advanced, Compensation and Titling, Office of Human Resources (Lead)
    Lynn Freeman, Director of Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources
    Lynne Jones, People Strategy and Operations Manager, Huron Consulting Group
    Nancy Mitchell, Communications Assistant, Office of Human Resources
    Allison Niles, Payroll Supervisor, Office of Human Resources
    Patrick Sheehan, Director of Workforce Relations, Office of Human Resources
    Jennifer Wissmiller, Supervisor – Benefit Services, Office of Human Resources
    Nicole Youngberg, Administrative Program Specialist, Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources
  • TTC Project Team
    Marci Birkes-Geffert, Title and Total Compensation Project Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
    Katelyn Howen, Title and Compensation Analyst, Office of Human Resources
    Lynne Jones, People Strategy and Operations Manager, Huron Consulting Group
    Mark Malakh, Associate Consultant, Huron Consulting Group
    Nancy Mitchell, Communications Assistant, Office of Human Resources
    Gaby Perez, Associate Consultant, Huron Consulting Group
    Duane Ritter, Title and Total Compensation Project Consultant, Office of Human Resources (Lead)

Job Group Functional Teams

Members of functional teams are experts in each job group and include University Staff and Academic Staff, supervisors/managers, employees, and Human Resources representatives. The teams created the job framework with UW–Madison employees.

Academic Services & Student Experience

Ann Bradshaw (Enrollment Mgmt); Kristin Carroll (CALS); Kristin Cooper (SMPH); Kory Deavers (T&L Collaborative); Jason Jankoski (Engineering); Ron Jetty (DoIT); Dani Joens Tuttle (Housing); Christopher Lee (L&S); Diane Steele (DOS); Chris Stillwell (SMPH); Dee Vanruyven (L&S); Bridget Woodruff (Athletics)

Administration

Diana Allaby (L&S); Dawn Bierman (FP&M); Sharon Gehl (SMPH); Chris Gunter (WSLH); Vicki Kelly (Engineering); Bethany Pluymers (Law); Andrea Poehling (SMPH); Kristine Runge (Housing); Cara Streekstra (L&S); Liz Valentine (UHS)

Advancement

Karen Aune (GEA); Charles Kimmel (Athletics); Jake Siudzinski (Business); Marlee Stynchula (Nursing)

Animal Care Services

Daniel Ernst (SMPH); Bonnie Friscino (OVCRGE); Melinda Losasso (OVCRGE); Nancy Parkinson (SVM); Rachel Simonson (OVCRGE); Meenu Verma (SVM); Ben Weiss (CALS)

Arts

Heather Good (WI Union); Zubin Mufti (OHR)

Athletics

Michael Moll (Athletics); Ashley Parr (Athletics); Marija Pientka (Athletics); Whitney McMonigle (Rec); Holly Weber (Athletics)

Communications and Marketing

Margy Baker (DoIT); Laura Fisk (OHR); Brian Lucas (Athletics); Joel Ninmann (Univ); Brianna Quam (SMPH); Todd Schry (CALS)

Compliance, Legal, and Protection

Tracey Berman (UWPD); Cynda DeMontigny (WSLH); Laura Fisk (OHR); Bruce Goldade (L&S); Brady Minter (Athletics); Rebecca Moritz (FP&M)

Dining, Events, Hospitality Services, and Sales

Tim Borchert (WI Union); Brenda Krueger (Housing); Nancy Kujak-Ford (WI Union); Jeff Palkowski (Athletics); Tim Taggart (Athletics); Ashley Wright-Lannoy (Housing)

Facilities and Capital Planning

Tim Allen Akey (FP&M); Pamela Barrett (FP&M); Carolyn Bell (Housing); Glenn Betts (Athletics); Sue Fritts (FP&M); Charles Hotchkiss (FP&M); Rod Rotar (WI Union); Zubin Mufti (OHR); Meghna Shah (Admin Services); Katie Smart (Housing); Cindy Statz (FP&M)

Finances

Vickie Arneson (DoIT); Alisha Arnold (L&S); Dana Coshenet (SMPH); Camille Endres (SMPH); Lisa Griesel (Bus Services); Donna Halleran (VCFA); Kathy Mather (Admin Services); Angie Seitler (CALS); Carl Dauschmidt (Admin Services)

Health and Wellness Services

Megan Crass (UHS); Elizabeth Falk-Hanson (UHS); Arnold Jennerman (UHS); Nicole Mathweg (UHS); Mark Oglesby (SVM); Kim Pinch (SMPH); Greg Zalesak (SMPH); Kristen Seguin (SMPH)

Human Resources

Justin Boehm (Law); Kory Breuer (OVCRGE); Roxanne Hammer (Housing); Meghan Janikowsi (SMPH); Lynn Martinsen (CALS); Meghan Owens (OHR); Danielle Peterson (OHR); Peter Saupe (Education)

Information Technology

Kevin Cherek (AIMS); Chelsea Daley (WSB); Caleb Georgeson (Housing); Bob Glover (Education); Lisa Jansen (L&S); Derrian Jones (DoIT); Jenny Kvistad (DoIT); Bradley Molzahn (DoIT); Bob Plankers (DoIT); Charles Williams (SMPH); Kylee Zander (SMPH)

Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Vicki Coulter (Law); Nancy Graff Schulz (GLS); Jesse Henderson (GLS); Maren Mayer (GLS); Kristine Zickuhr (Chazen Museum)

Outreach and Community Engagement

Carol Hillmer (CALS); Hope Simon (Continuing Studies); Natalie Feggestad (SOHE); Jill McCormick (SMPH); JJ Andrews (DDEEA); Taree Ryan (Housing); Rosalyn Pertzborn (OVCRGE)

Research and Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Trisha Bauer (OVCRGE); Jenny Dahlberg (SVM); Tricia Droes (Engineering); Charlie Geise (RSP); Dan Kolk (SMPH); Bonniejean Zitzke (RSP)

Research, Public Health Sciences, and Clinical Trials

Amy Bostley (CALS); Cheryl Bowes (CALS); Elizabeth Brandl (Engineering); Anita Herrick (WVDL); Imogen Hurley (OVCRGE); Julie Karpelenia (OVCRGE); Russell Kutz (WVDL); Jennifer Parnell (SMPH); Jenni Regan (Pharmacy); Jason Weitzman (SMPH); Robin Worth (Education)

Teaching and Learning

Catharine DeRubeis (OHR); Elizabeth Tuschen (SMPH); Kristine Schutte (International Studies); Daun Wheeler (L&S); Samantha Pegelow (Engineering); Tim Dalby (L&S); Scott Mellor (L&S); Katie Tollefson (OHR); Pete Valeo (DoIT); Leanne Morris (Continuing Studies)