Human Resource Services
New Staff in Client Support

Four New Staff Join Client Support

We are pleased to announce several staffing additions to the Client Support unit of Human Resources, which started up one year ago. The four newest staff members, who are located at 153 College Street, are HR Generalists Valarie Stanley, Tina Collins, and Jackie Sessler, and Personnel Assistant Mitzi Perez.

Val Stanley was the assistant director of Yale’s Office for Equal Opportunity Programs for over 25 years, assisting in advancing the University's commitment to faculty and staff diversity through affirmative action compliance activities and through implementation of equal opportunity, diversity, and affirmative action policies, initiatives, and programs.
A 30-year employee of Yale, she also worked for Yale Press and the Provost’s Office. Her Bachelor’s degree in Business is from Albertus Magnus College. In her role as HR generalist, Val supports Facilities and Dining Services.

Tina Collins relocated back to Connecticut from Virgina where she was the human resources manager for Science Applications Internal Corporation (SAIC) for 10 years, providing this information technology organization expertise in program evaluation, organization assessment, HR strategic planning, systems design and implementation. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Development from National-Louis University and a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University. As HR generalist, Tina supports Athletics, Yale Animal Resources and Comparative Medicine, Yale Press, Finance and Administration (except Dining Services, Facilities, and Procurement), School of Architecture, and Student Financial & Administrative Services.

Jackie Sessler joined the Client Support Unit on December 1st. She has been the senior compensation and classification representative for 10 years at Yale, providing guidance and advice to staff on issues related to compensation, job evaluation, employee relations and organization design for client groups, including central administrative departments, professional schools and the University Health Services. Prior to Yale, Jackie worked in Human Resources for companies including General Public Utilities and Schering Plough Corporation in New Jersey. Jackie holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College. She is also a certified compensation professional. As HR generalist, Jackie supports Procurement, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Therapeutic Radiology, Divinity School, School of Art, School of Drama, School Music, School of Nursing, FASIAS YCIAS.

Mitzi Perez is the unit’s personnel assistant. She responds to all calls directed to Client Support's main phone line at 785-3839. She is also the unit's primary liaison to the HR Transaction Center. Mitzi has had previous experience in a support role at the Knights of Columbus, New Haven Police Services and in a Yale business office.