As a Santa Clara University staff member you play a crucial role in supporting the University’s Mission, Vision and Values.  Staff have a unique opportunity to impact the life of our students and support the education of the whole person.  As such, the Department of Human Resources also wants to support you.

This section of our website offers information on the benefits available to you including health, dental, vision, retirement and the employee assistance program.   You can also learn more about the many leave programs that the University provides.  Answers to questions regarding your classification and compensation, timecard and payroll are also provided, along with information about performance management process.


Opportunities for professional development workshops and coaching, as well as a wide variety of programs targeting improved health and wellness, are also detailed in this section.  Those staff experiencing challenges in workplace relationships with peers or supervisors can also get assistance through this section.  Finally, new employees can learn more about the orientation process for them as they enter the SCU workforce.

Please take some time to review this Staff section of our website and do not hesitate to contact the following Department of Human Resources staff with questions.



Manager of Benefits

Lorraine Alabi

As Manager of Benefits, Lorraine is responsible for the management and administration of the University’s benefit programs.

Senior Benefits Specialist

Jonna S. Delgado

As a Senior Benefits Specialist, Jonna provides support for daily interactions and transactions with faculty, staff, and vendor/providers regarding benefits provided by the University.

Benefits Specialist

Michele DuBois

As a Benefits Specialist, Michele provides support for daily requests and transactions for faculty, staff, and vendor/providers regarding benefits provided by the University.

Compensation and Performance Management

Senior HR Partner and Compensation Specialist

Sheila Javier

Sheila is responsible for compensation policies and programs, talent acquisition, staffing services, and performance.

Senior HR Partner

Delilah Montoya

As a Senior HR Partner, Delilah provides coaching and guidance to supervisors and managers in the areas of recruitment and staffing, classification and compensation, and performance management.

Employee Relations

Employee Relations and Leave Specialist

Abby Aceron

As the Employee Relations and Leave Specialist, Abby advises employees on a broad range of employee relations and performance issues to facilitate positive working relationships throughout the University.

Director of HR, Workforce Strategies & Development / Employment Counsel

Eréndira Rubin

Eréndira Rubin is the University's Employment Counsel, as well as the Director of HR, Workforce Strategies & Development

Professional Development and Health and Wellness

Manager Employee Development

Shirley Mata

As the Manager of Employee Development, Shirley provides guidance, expertise, and programming in the areas of organizational development, leadership development, performance, health and wellness, and employee development.

Health and Wellness Program Administrator

Debby Merryman

Debby is responsible for the administration of the University's health and wellness programs.


Payroll Manager

Michelle Brucal

Michelle is responsible for all the activities related to the preparation, accurate processing, and timely delivery of University's payroll, including the processing of employees' payroll information updates such as voluntary and involuntary deductions, direct deposit, tax withholding status, and one-time/supplemental payments.

Payroll Associate

Georgina Santiago

Georgina Santiago is the Payroll Associate. In this role, she assists both Payroll and Student Employment in the Department of Human Resources. She serves as the primary contact for all payroll related inquiries.

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