Meet Our Staff

Bobvita Salters

Bobvita Salters Jones, Strategic Director of Human Resources & Payroll
Bobvita is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a vibrant organizational culture that enhances the mission of the Robert H. Smith School of Business while providing employees with a stimulating, supportive and fun work environment. She ensures that all HR activities and services are carried out and are consistent with the overall strategic mission and plan of the school. Bobvita provides a wide range of consultative support services for the school as it pertains to the employment/recruitment process, J1, H1-B and Permanent Residency procedures, Employee Relations and Classification and Compensation. She also serves as Equity Officer.

Monica Johnson

Monica Johnson, Human Resources Manager
Monica provides support in the areas of employment, recruitment and payroll. She processes employment changes, prepares and distributes all Contingent 1 contracts, supports departments in advertising for new positions, and assists Search Committee Chairs in all administrative aspects of search and selection. Monica also provides assistance using the eTerp system to Smith School users and places outside advertisements for departments while recruiting for open positions.

Karen Phillips, Associate Director
Karen is responsible for design, development and delivery of Smith-specific training programs in support of the school's mission and strategic objectives. She creates and processes payroll for all students awarded a graduate assistantship (GA) position.  Facilitates orientation for new staff and graduate students as well as manages the department’s Internet/Intranet site. In addition, she works with the Director of Human Resources & Payroll and senior leadership to develop a thriving Smith community through outreach activities, employee engagement programs and department-specific training. Karen believes that professional development is the journey that anyone who wants to excel must take.

Deborah Harrington

Deborah Harrington, Payroll Manager
Deborah creates and processes payroll for faculty, staff, and students (hourly) employees. She is the contact person for payroll and benefits questions and/or inquiries. She prepares adjunct contracts, process teaching and non-teaching overloads, LWOP, Sabbaticals, Summer Research, Pay and School Pay. Deborah reviews and approve payroll appointments, pay and time adjustments.

Stephanie Pineda

Stephanie Pineda, Business Service Specialist
Stephanie provides support to the academic units by processing payroll for teaching assistant employees at the Smith School. This includes processing pay and time adjustments. She is a contact for payroll questions and/or inquiries. Stephanie also provides support in the Office of Finance & Accounting.