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Human Resources Department

We will provide leadership and support for excellence and equity in education.

The Human Resources Department is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining the highest quality employees dedicated to the PWCS Strategic Plan with the vision that every student will graduate on-time with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to create a thriving future for themselves and their community.

Contact Information

Human Resources Department Information

Office Name Phone
Employment Service Center

Jessica Carranza

Liliana Michaud

Jessica Garcia

Ashli Coppola


Kelly Leadership Center and Human Resources Receptionist

Employment Verification, Loan Forgiveness Request, and Kelly Leadership Room Scheduling

Maria Meraz

Fax: 703-791-8560


Title Name Email Phone
Chief Human Resources Officer Donna Eagle, Ed.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP 703-791-8377
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer Melissa Cook 703-791-8377
Fax: 703-791-8033
Director of Human Resources Michele Salzano, Ed.S., SHRM-CP 703-791-8767
Assistant Director Human Resources Michelle Colbert, Ed.D. 703-791-8767
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources Tammitha Griffith 703-791-8767
Fax: 703-791-8358
Director of Benefits and Retirement Services Joseph Makolandra 703-791-8568
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Director of Benefits Ann Holt 703-791-8568
Supervisor, Employee Relations Matthew Wygal, Ed.D. 703-791-8767
Coordinator, Employee Relations Raquel Beaudoin 703-791-8767
Administrative Assistant III, Employee Relations Danielle R. Richardson 571-343-5580

Administrative Recruitment and Retention

Title Name Email Phone
Supervisor, Administrative Recruitment and Retention Connie Balkcom, M.Ed., SHRM-SCP 571-374-6881
Administrative Recruitment Coordinator Jodi Puhlick 571-374-6881
Human Resources Specialist, Administrative Applications Christine DiModica 703-791-8959

Instructional Employment

Title Name Email Phone
Supervisor, Elementary Schools and Special Education Instructional Employment
Central Area Schools A-L and All Eastern Area Schools
Alfie Turner, M.Ed., SHRM-CP 703-791-8774
Supervisor, Elementary Schools and Special Education Instructional Employment
Central Area Schools M-Z and All Western Area Schools
Amber Macerelli 703-791-8774
Human Resources Specialist for Elementary Schools Kara Ashcraft 703-791-8774
Supervisor, Performance Management - PWCS Perform, Records, and Professional Performance Process Natalie Bonshire 571-374-6553
Human Resources Specialist for Performance Management and Special Tasks Johnia Jordan, SHRM-CP 701-791-8589
Supervisor, Middle Schools and Special Education Instructional Employment Roberta Knetter, Ed.D. 703-791-8776
Supervisor, High Schools and Special Education Instructional Employment Ryan Ferrera 703-791-8776
HR Coordinator, Recruitment, Selections, and Retention Jeffrey K. Hunt 571-402-3124
Administrative Coordinator, Instructional Employment and Classified Employment Vacant   571-402-3790
Human Resources Specialist for Middle and High Schools Elizabeth Defrietas 703-791-8776
Supervisor of Special Education Staffing and Recruitment Scott Reeder 703-791-8776
Staffing Assistant, Middle and High School Employment Ashli R. Coppola 703-791-8050
Staffing Assistant, Elementary School Employment Liliana Michaud 703-791-8050

Employee Benefits

Title Name Email Phone
Supervisor, Benefits and Retirement Services Elisa Pickette 703-791-8780
Administrative Coordinator, Benefits and Retirement Services Kathy Snow, SHRM-SCP 571-402-3880
Coordinator, HR Data and Program Evaluation John Bresnahan 703-791-8770
Coordinator, American Disabilities Act Kendra Johnson Ed.D 703-791-8514
Benefits Specialist:
Health Insurance, COBRA, and Flexible Spending Benefits
Carrie Kelly-Reich 571-374-6954
Benefits Specialist:
Supplemental Retirement, Lincoln Financial, 403b & 457, Tuition Reimbursement, VRS Hybrid Plan, and
Retirement Opportunity Program (ROP)
Jill Argueta 703-791-8927
Time and Leave Specialist, Last Names A-I Anita Sweeney 703-791-7203
Time and Leave Specialist, Last Names J-O Debra Esguerra 703-791-7228
Time and Leave Specialist, Last Names P-Z Evelyn Hernandez Aguilar 703-791-8769
Retirement Specialist
Virginia Retirement System (VRS), PWCS Retirement Process,
and Retiree Health Benefits
Kristin Brittigan 703-791-8772
Benefits Assistant Jacqueline Long 703-791-8022

Employee Compensation and Classification

Title Name Email Phone
Supervisor, Compensation and Classification Eunice Bourque 703-791-8778
Coordinator, Compensation & Classification Cherie McGee 703-791-8778
Administrative Coordinator, HRIS Software & Training Michelle Francis 571-402-3764
Compensation Specialist for Administrative and Instructional Staff Lisa Figueroa 571-402-3760
Compensation Specialist for Classified Staff April Glover 703-791-8766

Recruitment and Retention

Title Name Email Phone
Supervisor, Recruitment and Retention Sean P. McDonald 703-791-8950
Supervisor, Special Education Staffing and Recruitment Melissa Johnson 703-791-8995
Human Resources Specialist, Recruitment Cheri Bradford 703-791-8995
Administrative Coordinator, Recruitment Veronica W. Jackson 703-791-8520
Organizational Development Specialist:
National Board Certification and Growing our Own Programs
Kelli Stenhouse 703-791-8020

Certification and Compliance

Title Name Email Phone
Administrative Coordinator, Certification and Compliance Shelby Elliott 703-791-8775
Fax: 703-791-8848
HR Specialist, Certification and Compliance Michelle Quinn 703-791-8093
Certification Specialist, Last Names A-L Laurie Zumwalt 571-402-3123
Certification Specialist, Last Names M-Z Jennifer Missner 703-791-7465
Compliance Specialist, Last Names A-K
(compliance and fingerprinting)
Aldis Mujaj 703-791-8958
Fax: 703-791-8848
Compliance Specialist, Last Names L-Z
(compliance and fingerprinting)
Yomara Saravi 703-791-8382

Classified Employment

Title Name Email Phone
Supervisor, Classified Employment Jennifer Rydholm 703-791-8369
Supervisor, Classified Employment Julie Vuillemot, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 703-791-8048
Human Resources Specialist, Classified Employment Zulma Avelar 703-791-8733
Human Resources Specialist, Classified Employment Vacant 703-791-7985
HR and Recruitment Coordinator, Transportation Jessica Sanchez 703-791-8735
Administrative Coordinator, Classified Employment Elizabeth Blancke 703-791-8799
Administrative Coordinator, Classified Employment Vacant
Administrative Coordinator, Classified Employment Sarah Hudson, SHRM-CP 703-791-8026
Administrative Coordinator, Classified Employment Sean McDonald, M.Ed., SHRM-CP 703-791-8012
Administrative Coordinator, Classified Employment Rebecca Arnette 571-374-6953
Staffing Assistant, Classified Jessica Carranza 703-791-8050

Substitute and Temporary Employment

Title Name Email Phone
Supervisor, Substitutes and Temporary Employment Christi Hetrick, PHR 703-791-7327
Administrative Coordinator, Substitutes and Temporary Employment Drucila Jimenez 703-791-7466
Fax: 703-791-8021
Administrative Coordinator, Special Projects Pam Mahone, SHRM-CP, PHR 703-791-8735
Human Resources Specialist Susan Cox 703-791-7327
Human Resources Specialist Rebecca Ealley 571-374-6858
Substitute Support Specialist Monica Skinner 703-791-7897
Staffing Assistant, Substitutes and Temporary Employees Jessica Garcia 703-791-8050


Human Resources Department
Kelly Leadership Center
First Floor
14715 Bristow Rd.
Manassas, VA 20112

Visitors and school-based employees should park on the Bristow Road side of the Kelly Leadership Center and enter through the main doors near the flag pole.