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Human Resources Department Directory  

Phone: (902) 494-3700 (Halifax), (902) 893-2358 (Truro)
Fax: (902) 494-1480

Hours of Operation:

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Assistant Vice-President

Jasmine Walsh                                                                                   902-494-8892

Executive Assistant and Operations Manager

Gwen Bartleman                                                                               902-494-1134

Executive Recruiter

Laura Godsoe                                                                                     902-494-1112

Legal Advisor, International

Karin McLay                                                                                        902-494-1467

Senior Communications Advisor

Kelly Taylor                                                                                          902-494-3888


Academic Staff Relations

Responsible for advising academic leaders on matters regarding academic staff including advice on collegial processes and academic recruitment. Also responsible for managing the university’s relationship with the Dalhousie Faculty Association (DFA), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3912 and Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Local 86001.

Director, Academic Staff Relations

Laura Neals                                                                                         902-494-6236

Academic Staff Relations Manager

Silvia Behrens-Kelleher 

Academic Staff Relations Data Coordinator

Jennifer Dooks                                                                                    902-494-7090

HR Advisor, Academic Staff Relations

Miriam Breslow                                                                                   902-494-2965

Academic Staff Relations Clerk

Jhoyce Oril                                                                                           902-494-2962

Administrative Assistant

Trisha Aylward                                                                                     902-494-2290


Accessible Employment

Responsible for the development and advancement of an accessibility standard relating to employment, administration of the University’s Accommodation Policy for staff and faculty, sick leave administration and return to work plans, and providing education and outreach to the Dal community to ensure employment at Dalhousie is accessible to all

Director, Accessible Employment

Orla McDevitt                                                                                       902-494-1138

Disability Management Consultant

Justin Snow                                                                                              902-494-4351

Accessiblity Advisor

Ivonne Paez


Employee Experience

The Employee Experience team is dedicated to supporting Dal’s employees throughout their careers – from recruitment, orientation, professional development, health and wellness, and career planning, and is responsible for administrative staff employee & labour relations, as well as job design. Additionally, we work with organizational leaders across Dalhousie to support their organizational development initiatives; including organizational design, team optimization, and strategic planning.

Director, Employee Experience

Chris Hattie                                                                                         902-494-5186

Employee Relations

Responsible for advising managers/supervisors on matters regarding administrative staff; managing the relationship with the Nova Scotia Government Employees’ Union (NSGEU) Locals 77 and 99, ensuring that workplace standards are met, and staff concerns and requests are addressed. The Employee Relations team also support leaders and employees with job design, including administering the University’s job evaluation systems.

Manager, Employee Relations

Sundari Pashupathi                                                                          902-494-1139                                

HR Consultant, Employee Relations

Lisa Morrison                                                                                         902-494-7561

Grant-Paid HR Consultant

Britney Sears                                                                                      902-494-4327

HR Advisor, Job Design

Keerthi Baruah

HR Advisor, Job Design (Agricultural Campus)                      

Amanda LeBlanc                                                                                    902-893-2358

HR Advisor, Job Design

Crista MacKinnon                                                                               902-494-6645


Talent Management

Responsible for recruitment of staff positions, recognition and retention initiatives, learning and development including leadership development and performance management, and organizational health and wellness.

Manager, Learning and Development

Firas Zaytoun                                                                                      902-494-1113

Manager, Organizational Health

Janice MacInnis                                                                                     902-494-4568

Manager, Recruitment and Retention

Angela MacMaster                                                                             902-494-1116

HR Consultant, Recruitment and Retention

Reenat Akhter                                                                                    902-494-7812

HR Advisor, Talent Pathways

Mitchell Breau                                                                                        902-494-1427

Recruitment Coordinator

Stefanie Adams                                                                                  902-494-6232


Total Compensation

Responsible for administering all Dalhousie employees’ compensation including payroll, benefits, and pension plan.

Director, Total Compensation

Ken MacDermid                                                                                  902-717-3722

Payroll & Benefits

Manager, Payroll & Benefits Administration

Jenny White                                                                                        902-494-6363

Assistant Manager, Payroll and Compensation

Susan Whitman                                                                                  902-494-1125

Payroll Assistants

Sandra White                                                                                      902-494-1992

Shauna Marshall                                                                                902-494-3056

Earon Colley                                                                                        902-494-1126

Bernal Betu                                                                                         902-494-1124

Ann Jones                                                                                            902-494-1128

Madeleine Stanley                                                                              902-494-1130

Payroll Clerk/Receptionist

Ellen Walsh                                                                                          902-494-3700

Benefits Advisor

Marcie Nixon                                                                                       902-494-1898

Benefits Clerk

Laura Nelson                                                                                       902-494-1122


Retirement Services

Pension Services Manager

Laurie Creelman                                                                                 902-494-1120

Senior Pension Analyst

Alex MacNab                                                                                        902-494-6443

Pension Consultant

Cindy Legere                                                                                        902-494-6985

Pension Assistant

Melanie Thompson                                                                             902-494-1782


Data Analytics and Systems Management (DASM)

Responsible for translating data into meaningful information, as well as administrating university-wide systems and processes.

Data and Systems Manager

Lindie Colp-Rutley                                                                              902-494-6735

HR Data Reporting Specialist

Josh Littlechilds                                                                                  902-494-6292

Technology Specialist

David Weir                                                                                            902-494-6374

Systems Support Analyst

Mahmoud Elfarra                                                                                902-494-1132

HR Systems & Data Specialist

Liz Publicover                                                                                      902-494-1131

HR Data Assistant 

Ting Liu 

For general Human Resource inquiries, please contact 902-494-3700 or email can also search for Dalhousie employees through the Dal Directory.




The Dalhousie Human Resources department is located in three offices:

Office of Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources; Academic Staff Relations, Payroll and Talent Management are located at:

Room 150, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building
6299 South Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Employee Relations, Total Compensation (Employee Benefits, Job Evaluation & Compensation, Disability Administration, Retirement Services), Data Analysis & Systems Management (DASM) and Communications are located at:

Room 21, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building
6299 South Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Agricultural Campus Human Resources is located at:

Room 212, Cumming Hall
62 Cumming Drive
Truro, NS B2N 5E3