Our Staff

Human Resources Mission Statement

To be a caring and creative team, committed to anticipating and exceeding the needs of our community. 

Organizational Chart

HR organizational chart

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Mychal Coleman

Mychal Coleman

Chief Human Resources Officer
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: colemamy@gvsu.edu

Ruthanne Griffin

Ruthanne Griffin

Director of HR Administration & Technology
Office Address:
 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: griffinr@gvsu.edu

Deb Sanders

Deb Sanders

Director of Compensation & Staff Relations
Office Address:
 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: sandedeb@gvsu.edu

Tara Bivens

Tara Bivens

Senior Manager Benefits
Office Address:
 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2220
Email: bivenst@gvsu.edu

Lindsey DesArmo

Lindsey DesArmo

Senior Manager Wellness & HR Communications 
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: desarmli@gvsu.edu

Becky Berrevoets

Becky Berrevoets

Compensation Analyst
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: berrevor@gvsu.edu

Megan Bravo

Megan Bravo

Employment Services Manager
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: bravome@gvsu.edu

Nick Ekstrom

Nick Ekstrom

Benefits Specialist 
Office Address:
 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2220
Email: ekstron1@gvsu.edu

Adam MacRae

Adam MacRae

Human Resources Specialist
Office Address:
 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: macraead@gvsu.edu

Natalie Trent

Natalie Trent

Human Resources Specialist 
Office Address:
 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: trentnat@gvsu.edu 

Krista McFarland

Krista McFarland

Human Resources Assistant
Office Address:
 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (1090 JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: mcfarlak@gvsu.edu

Torrey Thomas

Torrey Thomas

Human Resources Office Assistant
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: thomator@gvsu.edu

Chris Grooms

Chris Grooms

HR Administration Assistant
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: groomsch@gvsu.edu

Anna Osifo

Anna Osifo

HR Administration Assistant
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: osifoa@gvsu.edu

Photo of HR staff member John Steeno

John Steeno

HR Administration Assistant
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: steenoj@gvsu.edu

Kaitlyn Boyko

Kaitlyn Boyko

Human Resources Employment Coordinator
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: boykoka@gvsu.edu

Lisa Berry

Lisa Berry

Human Resources Employment Coordinator
Office Address: 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: berrylis@gvsu.edu

Chelsea Best

Chelsea Best

Wellness & Communications Coordinator
Office Address:
1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: bestchel@gvsu.edu

Jaimee Langeland

Jaimee Langeland

Benefits Coordinator
Office Address:
1090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
Phone: (616) 331-2215
Email: langelaj@gvsu.edu

Doriana Gould

Doriana Gould

Document Imaging
Email: 
gouldd@gvsu.edu

Gary Atkins

Gary Atkins

Work Life Consultant, Powered by Encompass
Email: 
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Bonnie Maka

Bonnie Maka

Administration Consulting & Seasonal Support
Email: 
makab@gvsu.edu

Jim Fox

Jim Fox

GVSU Staff Relations
Email:
 v_staffrel@gvsu.edu