Staff: OPs

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team represents multiple areas of the administrative center. It is comprised of administrators who lead a department-level function (such as HR, Education, Finance, etc) or supervise numerous administrative staff. 

Our Purpose: (1) team building, (2) share information, (3) develop center-wide policies, (4) share best practices.  

Current Members

Rob Super
Administrative Center Director
Phone: x40138
super002@umn.edu

Lavon Anderson
OPs Operation Director, OPs HR Manager
Phone: x41048
lavon@umn.edu

Amy Cavanaugh
OB/Gyn Dept Administrator, Peds Div Administrator
Phone: x66283
amyd@umn.edu

Cathy Centola
Peds Div Administrator
Phone: x43465
kreme002@umn.edu

Amanda Galster, MPH, CCRP
Clinical Research Program Director
Phone: x54443
gals0004@umn.edu

Emily Gray
OPs Education Manager, Peds Operations Manager
Phone: x40410
elgray@umn.edu

Elizabeth Hedin
Peds Pre-Award Administrator
Phone: x47593 
hedi0022@umn.edu

Janet Hegland
Peds Div Administrator
Phone: x62646
hegla005@umn.edu

Gail Kelly
OB/Gyn Dept Administrator
Phone: x66513
gjkelly@umn.edu

Kelly Miettunen
Peds Div Administrator
Phone: x65768
landb018@umn.edu

Lezlie Nordquist
OPs Finance Manager
Phone: x46732
l-nord@umn.edu

Mike Rose
OPs Finance Director
Phone: x60106
rosex223@umn.edu

Ashley Schempp
Peds Div Administrator
Phone: x59340
john3587@umn.edu

Susan Strate
Peds Div Administrator
Phone: x62765
strat017@umn.edu

Education

OB/GYN & Women's Health

Deborah Egger-Smith
Medical Student Coordinator, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 612-626-4939
Fax: 612-626-0665
egger016@umn.edu

Gail Kelly, MS
Education Manager
Phone: 612-626-6513
Fax: 612-626-0665
gjkelly@umn.edu

Trisha Pederson
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 612-301-3417
Fax: 612-301-3416
pede0220@umn.edu

Danielle Spizzirri
Residency Program Assistant
Education Office Coordinator- Riverside Campus
Phone: 612-301-3404
Fax: 612-301-3416
spizz003@umn.edu

Pediatrics

Valerie Cole
Fellowship Administrator
Phone: 612-624-8788
Fax: 612-626-7042
cole0430@umn.edu

Debbie Dahl
Education Office Coordinator
Phone: 612-626-6498
Fax: 612-626-7042
dldahl@umn.edu
peded@umn.edu

Pediatrics (continued)

Amy Gaug
Senior Residency Program Administrator
Phone: 612-624-4418
Fax: 612-626-7042
gaugx002@umn.edu

Emily Gray
Phone: 612-624-0410
Fax: 612-626-7042
elgray@umn.edu

Alex Sandberg
Residency Program Administrator
Phone: 612-626-8490
Fax: 612-626-7042
sandb145@umn.edu

Finance and Accounting

Financial Team

Mike Rose
Finance Director
Phone: 612-626-0106
rosex223@umn.edu

Mnunah Wotorson-Smith
Clinical Analyst
mwotorso@umn.edu 

Lezlie Nordquist
Finance Manager
Phone: 612-624-6732
l-nord@umn.edu 

UMP/BEA

Pediatrics

Beth Rising
Phone: 612-626-5251
risi0013@umn.edu 

OB/GYN

Amy Cavanaugh
Phone: 612-626-6283
amyd@umn.edu

Department Card Administrators (DCA)

PediatricsSuzanne Timm
Phone: 612-625-4196
timmx166@umn.edu

Accountants

Gold Team 

Truc Nguyen
Phone: 612-301-1868
nguy2317@umn.edu 

LeAnn Pelletier
Phone: 612-624-2905
berry040@umn.edu

Sarah Rahn
Phone: 612-626-6102
sjrahn@umn.edu 

Suzanne Timm
Phone: 612-625-4196
timmx166@umn.edu  

Green Team

Lena Hristova
Phone: 612-625-7921
hrist003@umn.edu

Leah Mackenzie
Phone: 612-625-8246
mummx015@umn.edu

Theresa Matheus
Phone: 612-624-8127
comp0018@umn.edu

Nicole McCarthy
Phone: 612-625-8879
nmccarth@umn.edu 

Beth Williamson
Phone: 612-626-5547
ensb0003@umn.edu

Accountants (continued)

Blue Team

Erinn Barclay
Phone: 612-626-8946
elodell@umn.edu 

Lisa Gow
Phone: 612-625-0679
gowxx005@umn.edu

Adam Recknor
Phone: 612-624-2615
reckn002@umn.edu

Beth Williamson
Phone: 612-626-5547
ensb0003@umn.edu

Clinical Trials

Joy Bremer
Phone: 612-625-4858
breme009@umn.edu  

Accounting Team

First Call for Accounting Help: 612-626-5547
Fax #: 612-626-9146 
Office Location:
 Room 13-106/110 Phillips Wangensteen Bldg (PWB)
Campus Mail: MMC #391

Email Check Request forms to opfin@umn.edu.

Email Invoices to MDSchoolCluster@umn.edu. Visit the Cluster website for contact information, frequently-used forms, and job aids.

Human Resources and Payroll

Lavon Anderson
Operations Director
717 Delaware St SE
Room 388
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-624-1048
Fax: 612-624-8441
lavon@umn.edu

Susan Hauber
Human Resources Generalist
717 Delaware St SE
Room 353
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-625-4681
Fax: 612-624-8441
schauber@umn.edu

  • Civil Service Employees

Sheena Sims 
Human Resource Specialist
717 Delaware St SE
Room 353
1932K(campus delivery code)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-301-1711
Fax: 612-624-8441
ssims@umn.edu

  • Labor-Represented Employees, Undergraduate Students, Hourly/Temp Casual, Work Study/UROP, Volunteers, Grad RAs

Jill Hodsdon
Human Resources Generalist
717 Delaware St SE
Room 353
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-626-5655
Fax: 612-624-8441
camp0519@umn.edu

  • Professional and Administrative (P&A) Employees, Adjunct/Affiliate/Without Salary Faculty
  • Promotion and Tenure

Brett Steger
Human Resources Generalist
717 Delaware St SE
Room 353
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-626-6910
Fax: 612-624-8441
stege015@umn.edu  

  • Faculty, Postdoctoral Employees, Residents, Fellows
  • Visas

Notary Public

Notary services are available to members of OB/Gyn and Pediatrics departments. Please call ahead to confirm notary availability.

Susan Strate
Location: MB676, 6th Floor Riverside East Building
Phone: 612-626-2765
strat017@umn.edu

Deb Egger-Smith
Location: Moos 12-236
Phone: 612-626-4939
egger016@umn.edu

Sheena Sims
Location: Room 353-39, 717 Delaware Building
Phone: 612-301-1711
ssims@umn.edu 

Aandra Erikson
Location: Mayo A547
Phone: 612-626-5358
eriks050@umn.edu

Ellen Jeffery
Location: MB645, 6th Floor Riverside East Building
Phone: 612-626-2958
sull0380@umn.edu

Trisha Pederson
Location: Riverside Professional Building, Suite 402
Phone: 612-301-3417
pede0220@umn.edu

Rick Jacobson
Location: MCRB 460
Phone: 612-626-5501
rickj@umn.edu

Research Support Services

OB/GYN Research Support Services

LeAnn Pelletier

13-110 PWB
Phone: 612-624-2905
berry040@umn.edu

Pediatrics Research Support Services

Lori A. Wallin
12-102 Moos Tower
Phone: 612-625-1479
l-wall@umn.edu

Elizabeth Hedin
13-212 PWB
Phone: 612-624-7593
hedi0022@umn.edu

Sandra Robles
Grants Coordinator
Hematology, Oncology and BMT
460 CCRB
Phone: 612-624-8644
kothe001@umn.edu

Katie Tabaka
13-208 PWB
Phone: 612-625-4117
taba0025@umn.edu

Stacy Valenzuela
13-112 PWB
Phone: 612-626-0496
majes014@umn.edu

Meghan Wien
13-208 PWB
Phone: 612-626-5091
jerec003@umn.edu

Sue Marshall
12-102 Moos Tower
Phone: 612-626-0496
marsh068@umn.edu

Website and Communications

OB/GYN & Women's Health

Kit Brown
Prin. Office and Admin Specialist
12th Moos Tower
516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-9904
obweb@umn.edu

Pediatrics

Robin Irwin
Operations Coordinator/Web Manager
Riverside East Building
Room MB613
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-301-2119
pedsweb@umn.edu