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Work Tasks

The Work Tasks team is exploring ways to make the day-to-day work of Northwestern’s staff less frustrating and more fulfilling. Through interviews and focus groups conducted across the University, they are identifying the top pain points in everyday processes as well as opportunities to address them. This team's recommendations will aim to improve the staff experience and increase engagement.  

Action Planning Team

The following Northwestern staff are members of the Work Tasks Action Team. They are working throughout the summer to ensure that the results from the staff survey are transformed into actionable plans.

Name

Title

School/Unit

Role

Danny Fisher Associate Dean Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Team Sponsor
Michael Szczepanek Associate Vice President Financial Operations Team Sponsor
Rita Winters Associate Dean Pritzker School of Law Team Sponsor
Aspasia Apostolakis Director Office of Change Management Team Leader
Barbara Beeuwsaert Business Manager Office for Research Team Member
Tarsicio Duran Technical Support Specialist Lead Facilities Management Team Member
Amy Engstler Associate Director NUIT Team Member
Andrew Fish Business Administrator Medill School of Journalism Team Member
Mike Greco Financial Analyst Feinberg School of Medicine Team Member
Greg Klaiber Director Risk Management Team Member
Selena LeSure Director Student Affairs Team Member
Kate Maloney Associate Director Alumni Relations & Development Team Member
Melissa Passalacqua Associate Program Director Kellogg School of Management Team Member
Julie Phelan Operations Manager Office of Human Resources Team Member
Elizabeth Pugh Department Administrator Feinberg School of Medicine Team Member
Aaron Rosen Senior Financial Analyst Office for Research Team Member
Oksana Shylnov Director School of Communication Team Member
Karen Williams Senior Clinical Research Associate Feinberg School of Medicine Team Member
Jennifer Young Business Administrator McCormick School of Engineering Team Member