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Our Mission Statement:

"The District Office of Human Resources is dedicated to providing support to a diverse student, faculty and staff community focusing on our core values of customer service, building efficiency and effectiveness, and creative problem solving." 

The District Office of Human Resources Responsibilities:

  • Position classification;
  • Recruitment;
  • On-boarding and orientation of new employees;
  • Wage and salary placement;
  • Professional development leaves and other leaves of absences;
  • Employee recognition and professional development programs;
  • Employee health and fringe benefits;
  • Compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination and equal opportunity statutes and regulations;
  • Responding to complaints related to harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment;
  • Grievance, discipline procedures, and administrative hearings.

Verification of Employment (VOEs)

Response times for VOE's are typically 3-5 business day.  The contact person for the VOE is based on an employee's classification.  See below for contacts and contact information. 

  • Full-Time Staff & Administrators: Kris Lestini or Araceli Kaliangara
  • Full-Time Faculty: Barbara Richardson or Anna Luna
  • Part-Time Faculty at De Anza CollegeJiatong Li (primary) or Kit Perales
  • Part-Time Faculty at Foothill College: Jean McCarron (primary) or Nancy Cortes
  • Student Employees at De Anza College: Jacqueline Dibernardo (408-864-8226)
  • Student Employees at Foothill College: Christine Johnson (650-949-7470)
  • Temporary or Hourly Employees: Rebecca Mora Carrillo
  • If you don't know the classification of the employee, please call Monica Garcia (650-949-7958).


HR 2017 Survey

We are always interested in learning how to better serve you! In April of 2017 we asked for your input. The results can be found here.  

2017 Human Resources Survey Results

Contact Us:

General Phone: 

650-949-6210 (Personnel Services)

650-949-6224 (Benefits)


650-949-2831 (Personnel Services)

650-949-6299 (Benefits)

Dorene Novotny Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & Equal Opportunity 650-949-6210
Myisha Washington Director, Human Resources 650-949-6109
Pat Hyland Interim Director, Equity, Employment and Professional Development   650-949-6284
Christine Vo Director, Benefits 650-949-6224
Monica Garcia Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of HR & EO 650-949-7958
 Phone Number: 650-949-6224


Shelley Du

Benefits Specialist

Yuan Gao

Benefits Technician

Beijing Li

Benefits System Analyst, Lead

Barbara Richardson HR Specialist, Full-Time Faculty 650-949-6220
Araceli Kaliangara

HR Technician III, Administrators & Classified Staff  (Reduced Schedule)

Kris Lestini

HR Specialist, Administrators & Classified Staff

Anna Luna

HR Technician III, Full-Time Faculty

Rebecca Mora Carrillo

HR Technician I, Classified Hourly & Temporary 



Keisha Sentosa

HR Specialist, Recruitment & Employment 650-949-6217

Thuy Quach

HR Specialist, Recruitment & Employment (On Leave)    

Campus Personnel Team:

Nancy Cortes Orozco HR Technician II, Part-Time Faculty (Foothill College) 650-949-7454
Jean McCarron Campus Personnel Assistant, Part-Time Faculty (Foothill College) (WOC) 650-949-7625
Jiatong Li Campus Personnel Assistant, Part-Time Faculty (De Anza College)
Kit Perales HR Technician II, Part-Time Faculty (De Anza College) 408-864-8260

Office Hours: 

Monday through Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


HR Organization Chart:

HR Org Chart - May 2019 (PDF)

Business Address:

Foothill - De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Benefits, Employment, & Equity: Room 5991 (Blue Door)

Personnel Services & Office of the Vice Chancellor: Room 5934 (Blue Door)