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Human Resources

Human Resources supports the mission of the Division of Public Health. We recognize that the most valuable asset is in our people and commit to foster a positive work environment while promoting sound human resource practices. We commit to respond to the changing needs of the division and to lead organizational improvement to support client needs.

Human Resources Office General Contact Information

Note: For a contact in a specific area, please use the table below.

Greg Chavez, HR Director

Phone: (919) 707-5450
Fax: (919) 870-4830

Mailing Address:
Division of Public Health
Human Resources Office
1930 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1930

Physical Address:
5605 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, N.C. 27609

New Employees

Information for new staff can be found in the New Employee Orientation.

Staff Contacts, Roles, Responsibilities

Need to know who to contact about an HR issue? Refer to the chart below.

Staff Phone Role Responsibilities
Greg Chavez (919) 707-5457 HR Manager Oversees DPH’s HR operations and provides strategic consultation to management: exit interviews, Equal Employment Opportunity designee, performance management (NCVIP) and performs requests for non-DHHS individuals to be on the interview committee; employee relations and benefits consultant back-up.
Felicia Bridges (919) 707-5458 Assistant HR Manager Recruitment, Classification and Salary Administration; reclassifies positions, processes in-range adjustments and manages organizational development.
Kathy Woodford (919) 707-5454 Employee Relations Manager Employee Relations, grievances, performance management, benefits, leave of absence, unemployment insurance response and hearing, separation and workers' compensation consultant.
Glenn Ruess (919) 707-5453 Classification Analyst Reclassifies positions, processes temporary employment and dual employment, back-up consultant for workers’ compensation.
Ashley Kirkwood (919) 707-5462 Personnel Assistant Assistant to HR Manager and Assistant HR Manager; serves as HR Office Manager, reduction-in-force processor, org charts administrator, organization management liaison, training coordinator, routes secondary employment forms and teleworking forms, creates letters of notification regarding reclassifications and salary adjustments.
Betty Baker (919) 707-5450; (919) 707-5456 Receptionist First line of contact via telephone for DPH-HR, greets and direct visitors, creates ID badges. Enters action requests / documentation into logs, performs close out actions in NEOGOV recruitment and sends notification letters.
Linda Clark (919) 707-5461 Benefits Specialist Benefits enrollment; leave of absence, Family Medical Leave Act, Family Illness Leave and voluntary shared leave administrator.
JaVette Weldon (919) 707-5463 Benefits Specialist Benefits enrollment, separations, retirements, total state service determination and credential verification administrator.
Lynn Stephenson (919) 707-5452 Workers' Compensation Administrator / Interim Safety Rep Worker’s Compensation, short term disability and acting safety representative.
Shanda Snead (919) 707-5455 Recruitment Specialist NEOGOV trainer and consultant; conducts recruitment visits, reviews postings, screens applications, performs drug screens and background checks.
Denyse Wilson (919) 707-5459 Recruitment Specialist Assistant Creates job postings, tracks actions and I-9 processing; time administrator: resolves time issues, reviews holiday, adverse weather and negative leave reports.
Sherry Bass (919) 707-5464 HR Assistant (Part-time) Education, employment, and previous state service verifier; establishes and maintains personnel records.
Vacant (919) 707-5451 Salary Administrator Salary administrator for new hires, transfers, promotions, trainee progressions, salary adjustments, reclassifications and time approvals.