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Human Resources



The mission of the Human Resources department (HR) is to support the college's commitment of providing accessible, affordable, lifelong learning. We strive to provide quality service to the college community in the areas of human resources planning, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development, and labor and employee relations, while complying with federal and state laws, regulatory agency mandates, and collective bargaining agreements. This is accomplished by offering programs and services to assist individuals and departments in meeting their respective responsibilities. The hallmarks of Human Resources at Mercer are: 

  • Customer Service
  • Compliance
  • Communication
  • Confidentiality

Strategic Goal

The strategic goal is to support the college's overall strategic plan by designing and maintaining a comprehensive Human Resources Department which will methodically develop systems, programs, and services to maximize human capital, thereby ensuring maximum performance and high quality service delivery to our students. HR serves four critical roles:

  • Strategic Partner
  • Employee Advocate
  • Administrative Expert
  • Change Agent

Our Team

The Human Resources department at MCCC is comprised of team members who seek to provide information, guidance, and direction in matters related to employment, equity and inclusion, workplace concerns, and benefits and compensation. HR is here for you. If we can be of any assistance, feel free to call or visit.


Human Resources

Yvette Henry

Yvette Henry, Vice President
  • Presidential Leadership Team
  • Training
  • Talent Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Policy Development and Management
  • Board of Trustee Support



Laura Byrd

Laura Byrd, Employee Engagement Manager
  • Manage HR Operations for Benefits and Leave Administration, Recruitment, Employee Engagement, and Training
  • Collaborate with division/department leaders to optimize assessment and delivery of HR services
  • Establish reporting to support HR metrics within the College
  • Develop and implement streamlined administrative processes to support the benefits, recruitment, onboarding, service, and off-boarding management of employees
  • Lead assessment, development, and implementation of department standard operating procedures
  • Develop, streamline, and implement new processes within HR and with external resources to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and usage of Colleague system
  • Initiate Employee Development in HR and throughout College
  • Manage transactions related to unemployment reports/claims and salary surveys, President/Board of Trustee requests and reports
  • Implement streamlined administrative processes to support benefits, recruitment, onboarding, service and off-boarding



Mark Chersevani

Mark Chersevani, Employee Relations Investigator, PT
  • Intake, facilitate, and track information related to employee relations investigations
  • Identify and incorporate best practices related to employee relations and investigations


Jenna Hampton 

  • Human Resources Information System Support
  • Payroll & Benefits Deductions
  • Salary Surveys- Internal & External
  • Employment Verifications
  • Data Analysis & Report
  • Develop and Maintain Electronic Data Records
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Develop and Maintain Electronic HR forms
  • Liaison to Payroll & ITS


Ravi Kaalva 

Ravi Kaalva, Human Resources Coordinator, PT
  • Assess and revise projects
  • Assist with benefits and leave administration, as well as actions related to workers compensation
  • Ensure MCCC is best practices in meeting needs of internal customers


Jeby Mathew

JEBY MATHEW, HR Operations Manager
  • Human Resource Information System Administration (Colleague)
  • Liaison to Payroll & ITS
  • Data Analysis & Reports
  • Conduct HRIS & Self-Service Trainings
  • Self-service – time entry and time calculation questions
  • Reappointment Process and Scheduling
  • Salary Administration/Analysis
  • Salary Surveys – Internal and External
  • Payroll Issues/Benefit Deductions
  • Employment verification and loan forgiveness
  • Unemployment Claims – Department of Labor Relations





Nia McGowan 

Nia McGowan, Employee Relations and Development Manager
  • Manage HR Operations for College-wide evaluations and investigations; conducts interviews and investigations
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Employee Handbook
  • Collaborate with division/department leaders to optimize assessment and delivery of HR Services
  • Lead I assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of standard operating procedures
  • Review and interpret collective bargaining agreement and MCCC policies and procedures to apply institutional knowledge into all transactions
  • Requests for information and/or interpretation of policy/procedures



Audrey Mostrowski

Audrey Mostrowski, Coordinator – Human Resource Generalist, Benefits
  • Benefits Administration/Employee Enrollments
  • School Educator’s Health Plan (SEHBP), Garden State Plan/BenefitSolver/Open Enrollment
  • Dental Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Alternate Benefit Program (ABP)
  • Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP)
  • Additional Contributions Program (ACT) – 403(b) and 457(b)
  • FMLA, Reasonable Accommodation



  Catherine Roberts

Catherine Roberts, Department Specialist
  • General HR Inquiries
  • Maintain departmental budgets
  • Develop purchase orders and process payments
  • Calendar management
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • HR administrative support


Carol Sanderson

Carol Sanderson, Department Specialist
  • Recruitment support and Search Committee Coordination/Charging
  • New Hire On-boarding, including Background/Reference Checks
  • Applicant Tracking Support for all positions
  • Optical Reimbursements
  • HR Budget Administration
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • MCCC Tuition/Camp College Waiver
  • Employee Address Changes--System Updates




Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Marvin Carter

Marvin Carter, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Provide leadership in developing collaborative efforts to plan campus-wide cultural events
  • Serve as the Title IX Coordinator
  • Establish and promote core intercultural competencies across campus 
  • Establish and maintain ongoing efforts to evaluate the quality of campus life for students, faculty, and staff and recommend appropriate solutions to address campus climate issues and improve the overall quality of services and programs for traditionally underrepresented and international students, faculty, and staff.
  • Counsel, advise, and consult with students, faculty, staff and alumni individually and collectively to embrace the importance of building an inclusive, appreciative, and welcoming environment.
  • Research current trends and best practices for the delivery of cross-cultural awareness, and programs on diversity and inclusion.
  • Organize and lead an infrastructure to facilitate internal and external community engagement, develop partnerships to bring about transformational change


HR maintains the College's organizational chart.