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About Human Resources

HR Mission

The Office of Human Resources enhances the employment experience in service of Northwestern’s Mission.


HR Leadership

Lorraine Goffe

Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris Fyfe

Interim Director of Talent Acquisition

Bill Chafetz

Director of WELL (Well-being, Engagement, Learning & Leadership)


Yvette Davis 

Director of HR Operations, Reporting & Analytics


Anne Fish

Executive Director of Benefits


Deborah Hinkes

Director of Compensation


Karin Schmidt

Interim Director of HR Business Partners/Consulting & Policy

Janet Walzer

Senior Director of HR Communications and Strategy


Learn more about the teams that comprise the Office of Human Resources on the Our Staff page or use our Staff Directory to contact a staff member directly.