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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

Priya Harjani

Interim Vice President & Chief Human Resource 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


Debbie Hinkes

Director of Compensation


Karin Schmidt

Interim Director of HR Business Partners/Consulting & Policy


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.