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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.  Specific staff are assigned to assist, based on an employee's classification.  Contact information is located further down on this page:

  • Full-Time Staff & Administrators: Kris Lestini or Araceli Kaliangara
  • Full-Time Faculty: Patti Conens or Anna Luna
  • Part-Time Faculty at De Anza College: Kit Perales or Cynthia Smith
  • Part-Time Faculty at Foothill College: Jiatong Li 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: Keisha Sentosa
  • If you don't know your the classification of the employee, please call the HR General Phone Line (650-949-6210).

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
VACANT 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
Shelley Du Benefits Specialist 650-949-6227
Beijing Li Benefits System Analyst, Lead 650-949-6103
Wen Xu Benefits Technician 650-949-6224
Patti Conens HR Specialist, Full-Time Faculty 650-949-6220
Araceli Kaliangara HR Technician III, Administrators & Classified Staff 650-949-6251
Kris Lestini HR Specialist, Administrators & Classified Staff 650-949-6222
Anna Luna HR Technician III, Full-Time Faculty 650-949-6219
Keisha Sentosa

HR Technician I, Classified Hourly & Temporary 

Thuy Quach HR Specialist, Recruitment & Employment 650-949-6217

Campus Personnel Team:

Nancy Cortes Orozco HR Technician II, Part-Time Faculty (Foothill College) 650-949-7454
Jiatong Li Campus Personnel Assistant, Part-Time Faculty (Foothill College) 650-949-7204
Kit Perales Campus Personnel Assistant, Part-Time Faculty (De Anza College) 408-864-8711
Cynthia Smith HR Technician II, Part-Time Faculty (De Anza College) 408-864-8260

Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

HR Organization Chart:

HR Org Chart - January 2018 (PDF)

Business Address:

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