Meet with Human Resources

​​​ Need to meet with a Human Resources Representative?

Human Resources staff are available by phone, virtual (Teams or Zoom), and in person. Please call our office at (515) 964-6301 or directly contact the representative you would like to consult with to schedule a​ meeting.​​

Human Resources Staff

Jenifer Owenson, (515) 964-6408,
Executive Director​​
Administers the functions of the HR department including personnel, benefits, payroll, professional development, policies & procedures, and collective bargaining

Jim Casey, (515) 964-6256,
Associate Executive Director
Coordinates and oversees Professional Development, New Faculty Orientation, Job Evaluation and disciplinary/grievance investigations. 

Beth Andersen, (515) 964-6620,
Coordinator, Adjuncts and Personnel 
Review course approvals for adjunct instructors and screen applications for minimum qualifications for regular faculty and staff positions. Coordinates employee performance evaluations.

Jean Ballard, (515) 964-6301,
Administrative Assistant 3​​
Serve as the general receptionist for HR. Assist with questions and process employment actions for adjunct faculty, temporary employees, student and work study students.

Laura Butler, (515) 965-6035,
Payroll Assistant
Review submitted time reporting and serve as a resource for employee questions about payroll and deductions.

Anndrea Courtney, (515) 964-6616,
Payroll Specialist
Responsible for reviewing, verifying, and inputting all data related to adjunct credit and non-credit pay, faculty overload, faculty sabbatical leave, substitute pay, and leave usage of regular staff teaching adjunct classes during the day. 

Carrie Haefner, (515) 964-6288,
Compliance Officer
Review college policies, procedures, handbooks, and collective bargaining agreements to ensure internal consistency and compliance with state and federal laws. Coordinates annual salary increase process and issue contracts/employment agreements. Coordinate compliance training.  

Kim Lacey, (515) 964-6439,
Director, Employment
Direct the hiring process for all positions and determine starting salaries for regular employees. Conduct Affirmative Action Review.

Denise Lundberg, (515) 965-7341,
Coordinator, Technology Orientation & Development 
Assist departments in developing technology training to support ongoing development for employees. Develop strategies and goals for employee orientation program.

Tiffany Marlow, (515) 964-6258,
Benefits Specialist 
Facilitate and process information for employees regarding FMLA, Long Term & Short Term disability and Life Claims. Coordinate and process Workers’ Compensation claims. Coordinate employee Tuition Waiver and Dependent Child Tuition Remission process.

Gloria Neppl, (515) 964-6372,
Benefits Coordinator
Coordinate and manage all benefits for employees.  Coordinates insurance plans, leave information and serves as the HIPAA Privacy Officer.

Becky Parks, (515) 964-6479,
Personnel Systems Specialist
Assist in the employment recruitment and hiring process for regular employees; process employment actions for regular employees. Understand and operate HR databases, applications and software systems.

Kay Ruggiero, (515) 964-6287,
Director, Payroll​   
Direct the process and balancing of payroll. Direct tax administration and compliance of payroll.