Central Midwest HERC

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The Central Midwest HERC, established in 2017, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities as well as research, medical, and cultural institutions. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts. The Central Midwest HERC includes members from Iowa, eastern Nebraska, and western Illinois. The Centerl Midwest HERC governed by an Advisory Board drawn from its member institutions and the University of Iowa (UI) serves as the lead institution. 

Contact Central Midwest HERC

Adam Potter
Regional Director

Membership Information 

To learn more about HERC membership, click here.

Regional Governance

The Central Midwest HERC Advisory Board included the following member institution representatives: 

  • Carmen N. Sirizzotti, Associate Director Human Resources, Compensation, Strategic Staffing, Records and HRIT, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Advisory Board Chair)
  • Vacant, (Advisory Board Vice Chair)
  • Akelo Harris, Academic Personnel Specialist, Iowa State University
  • Amanda Menhusen, HR Specialist, University of Iowa Community Credit Union
  • Beau Sudtelgte, Director of Human Resources, Briar Cliff University
  • Audrey Blair, Director of Human Resources, St. Ambrose University
  • Brooke Dykstra, Talent Acquisition Consultant, University Human Resources, Iowa State University 
  • Colleen Springer, Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services, Iowa Valley Community College District
  • Deb Sandbulte, Director of Human Resources, Northwestern College
  • Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources & Payroll, Wartburg College
  • Julie Weatherly, Talent Acquisition Manager, Des Moines University
  • Karen Jennings, Human Resources Administrator, City of Iowa City
  • Mary Greiner, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Grinnell College 
  • Mimi Bartley-Nancarrow, Director of Human Resources, Simpson College
  • Missy Winterboer, Human Resources Generalist, Grand View University
  • Mary Alice Hill, Director, Human Resources, Drake University
  • Paula Ryan, Director of Human Resources, Central College
  • Rhonda Gilbert, Assistant to the Chancellor, Allen College
  • Sarah Brown, Talent Acquisition and Development Supervisor, Kirkwood Community College
  • Shristy Bashyal, Faculty Employment Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa
  • Becky Rafferty, Vice President - Talent Management, University of Iowa Center for Advancement
  • Deborah Walton, Human Resources Manager, Leepfrog Technologies
  • Karen Eischen, Executive Director, Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance
  • Mark Larson, Senior Director, Talent Strategy Operations ACT


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