Human ResourcesContact Us

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 (pdf)

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
Marietta Harris Director, Human Resources 650-949-6109
Patricia Hyland Director, Equity & Employee Relations 650-949-6284
Christine Vo Manager, Benefits 650-949-6224
Myisha Washington Manager, Compensation, Classification and Employment Services 650-949-6228
Monica Garcia Executive Assistant to 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 I, Administrators & Classified Staff 650-949-6251
Kris Lestini HR Specialist, Administrators & Classified Staff 650-949-6222
Anna Luna HR Technician I, Full-Time Faculty 650-949-6219
Keisha Sentosa

HR Technician I, Classified Hourly & Temporary

Thuy Quach HR Specialist, Recruitment & Employment 650-949-6217
Augie Owens Office Assistant III (Temp through 6/30/17) 650-949-6926

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:

Business Address:

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