Meet the Staff

Patricia Parham

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Reach out to me (as opposed to other HR team members) for:

  • Oversight: HR Operations
  • Policy/Procedure Interpretation
  • Concerns about HR Practices
  • Disciplinary Matters
  • Suggestions
  • Just to vent! Just to talk! Just to brainstorm an issue!

(805) 493-3185

Lindsay Grange

Employee Benefits Manager

Reach out to me for:

  • Oversight: Benefits Administration
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Return to Work From Leave Procedures
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plan Administration
  • Education Benefit
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Interactive Process and Accomodations

(805) 493-3657

Walter Johnson

Employee Relations Manager

Reach out to me for:

  • Performance Management, Improvement and Corrective Actions
  • Complaints of Discrimination/Harassment, Bias Conduct, Retaliation, Policy Violations and Workplace Climate
  • Workplace Misconduct Issues and Investigations
  • External Complaints from State and Federal Agencies
  • Supervisor or Peer Conflict
  • Equity and Freedom from Bias Behavior in Hiring Practices
  • Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Title VI, Title VII and Title IX
  • Performance Reviews, Evaluation and Analysis

(805) 493-3582


Human Resources Assistant

Reach out to me for:

  • Scheduling a meeting with the Associate Vice President for HR and HR Managers
  • General Customer Service and HR Information or Support
  • Staff Development Calendar and Registration
  • HR Activities and Meetings
  • HR Updates and General HR Information
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Scheduling Exit Interviews
  • Separation Process and Check Out Procedure
Linda Quezada

Human Resources Generalist

Reach out to me for:

  • Modified Duty Requests
  • Lactation Accomodations
  • Workers' Compensation
  • HR Online Training and Certificates 
  • Employment Verifications
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Subpoenas

(805) 493-3448

Lily Schubert

Human Resources Specialist - Data/Information Systems

Reach out to me for:

  • Onboarding and Separation Process
  • HR System Reports
  • Unemployment Claims
  • HRIS System (Colleague)
  • Implementation and Maintenance of eMAP System
  • Directory Information
  • HR Record Keeping/Data Integrity
  • Access to Personnel Files

(805) 493-3193

Leigh Fine

Learning and Development Manager

Reach out to me for:

  • Training Plans, Timeline, Resources and Mangement Strategies
  • Individual Training, Group Instruction, Demonstrations, Workshops, eLearning, Virtual and Self-study
  • Onboarding Programs
  • Employee Development Methods and Tools based on Needs Assessment
  • Management Systems and Coaching Programs

(805) 493-3177

Xialu Chen

Talent Aquisition and HR Operations Manager

Reach out to me for:

  • Development of Recruitment Strategies
  • Job Postings and Applicant Activity
  • Guidance to Search Committee/Hiring Managers
  • Screening/Interview Procedures and Rating Criteria
  • Compliance with University Hiring/Selection Policies
  • Development/Maintenance of Job Descriptions
  • Position/Grade Analysis, Including Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Status

(805) 493-3824