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Human Resources Names New Directors

December 2, 2008
Two new directors have been appointed in the Department of Human Resources at Northwestern University, it was announced by Pamela S. Beemer, associate vice president for human resources at Northwestern University.

Eva Erskine has been named director of human resources, and Lori Anne Henderson has been named director of work/life resources.

Erskine joins Northwestern with more than 20 years of experience in human resources with a background in human resources management, planning, budgeting, staffing and facilities. Her experience includes labor and employee relations, human resources policies and procedures, employment law, performance management, organizational development, and strategic design of marketing and recruiting efforts.

Her most recent position was human resources and talent management consultant with the YMCA of the USA where she served as advisor, trainer and corporate resource for 250 YMCA sites in a 13-state region. Some of Erskine's past professional experiences includes human
resource manager at TransUnion LLC, senior human resources consultant for inSource LLC, and human resources manager for Cook County Hospital.

Henderson has spent more than 20 years of her career helping people to manage the balance between their work and personal lives more effectively. She is a work-life professional who has experience managing work- life and employee assistance programs in corporate, not-for-profit and consulting settings. She has helped organizations to evaluate ways to alleviate stress for employees who are actively involved in caring for dependents.

She has held positions as vice president of work-life and wellness for Chicago's Harris Bank and as the executive director for Midwest for Harris, Rothenberg International (a national work-life and EAP consulting firm). Henderson has also consulted with Fortune 500 companies to provide programs that support work-life balance. She is an experienced trainer who has facilitated workshops on work-life balance, stress and resilience, managing change and parenting issues.
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