HR Business Partners Directory

The HR Business Partners serve as the primary contacts between departments/schools and other subject matter experts within Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD). Business Partners provide assistance in a variety of areas, including employee relations, organizational/employee development, succession planning, compensation, staffing, benefits, payroll, alternative work arrangements, and recruitment. In addition, they consult with their respective units in evaluating, developing, and implementing processes that ensure effective and consistent human resources management practices and procedures.

HR Business Partners focus on building strong relationships with their units by:

  • Understanding the unit’s discipline, mission, and goals
  • Assisting the unit with long term human capital planning
  • Developing and maintaining a proactive customer advocacy role
  • Providing strategic organizational design and development
  • Serving as resources to ensure that the unit is in compliance with laws, rules, and regulations
  • Assisting with the implementation of HRMD strategies and policies

HR Business Partners Staff Directory

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS), Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI)








GW Information Technology (GW IT), EVP/CFO, Finance, Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD)

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Bensen Sarandal

HR Director
GW IT, Executive Management, Finance, HRMD
(o) 571-553-4292
[email protected]

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HR Manager
Executive Management, Finance, HRMD, GW IT
(o) 571-553-4494
[email protected]

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Natalie Jacaman

HR Associate
Executive Management, Finance, HRMD, GW IT
(o) 571-553-4499
[email protected]



Division of Student Affairs (DSA), GW Law



Development & Alumni Relations (DAR), Communications and Marketing

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Johanna Aponte

Interim HR Director
DAR, Communications
(o) 202-994-0298
[email protected]





School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS), Graduate School of Education & Human Development (GSEHD), College of Professional Studies (CPS)





Athletics, Safety & Facilities

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Richard Donovan

HR Director
Safety & Facilities, Athletics
(o) 202-253-3212
[email protected]

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Shahrina Hossain

HR Manager
Athletics, Safety & Security
(o) 202-994-2501
[email protected]

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Noah Riner

HR Associate
Safety & Facilities, Athletics
(o) 202-994-2696
[email protected]

School of Nursing (SON), School of Business (GWSB), Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)

School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH), Office of General Counsel (OGC), Biostatistics and Facilities





Colleen Barnette

Colleen Barnette

Biostatistics HR & Facilities
(o) 301-881-9260
[email protected]

Jessica Castillo

Castillo Guerra

Assistant Manager
Biostatistics HR & Facilities
(o) 301-816-8048
[email protected]





Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), Deputy Provost, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE), Enrollment & Student Success (ESS), Faculty Affairs, GW Museums, Institutes

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Jasmine Kelsey

HR Manager
Faculty Affairs, Museums, ODECE, OVPR
(o) 202-994-1421
[email protected]

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Michael Spears

HR Manager
Academic Planning and Assessment, Deputy Provost, ESS, Institutes
[email protected]
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Office of the President, Board of Trustees

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Sabrina Minor

Vice President and Chief People Officer
(o) 202-994-8605
[email protected]







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