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Meet the Berkeley Lab HR Shared Services Team!
Wade Crosson is the Sr. Manager of HR Shared Services, Assurance, and Compliance at Berkeley Lab and is very pleased to lead a team of dedicated professionals who continuously strive to deliver high quality services to our scientific and operations customers. Wade founded the HR Shared Services operation in 2011 as a major efficiency, operational effectiveness, and process improvement initiative for the Human Resources organization. With this effort, we have successfully transformed, consolidated, and transitioned many previously de-centralized high-volume processes to the HR Shared Services team. Wade joined Berkeley Lab in 2003 and, prior to launching HR Shared Services, worked for 8 years as a Senior HR Division Partner supporting the Environment, Health and Safety Division, Laboratory Directorate, and Public Affairs. “It is an honor to be a part of the Berkeley Lab community and I am proud to contribute to its mission of bringing science solutions to the world. I am thankful for the people I get to work with everyday, and appreciative of the strong partnerships with customers, HR colleagues, and fellow Operations experts in pursuit of this goal. My team and I look forward to leveraging these partnerships and focusing on continuous improvement to meet our customers’ evolving needs”.
Deb_MillerDeborah Andrews is the Business Process Manager. She manages the recruitment and hiring processes and project teams. She also manages a governance process to ensure that recruitment and hiring operations meet compliance and business needs, and technology solutions support those activities. Deborah has been with Berkeley Lab since July 2011 and enjoys partnering with the HR team and IT to create solutions that help HRSS and Berkeley Lab meet strategic objectives. Annette Chan is the HR Manager of Shared Services. She joined in March 2018 and manages the HR Shared Services team. Her prior experience includes managing on-site and remote staff and collaborating with various other HR teams to deliver high quality service to its employees. She brings a wide array of knowledge in the areas of Recruiting, Recruiting Operations, Vendor/Client Relationships, Immigration and Affirmation Action. She is excited to lead a team dedicated to providing the best employee experience and customer service to Berkeley Lab and its partners. tamar-veredTamar Vered is the Supervisor of the International Researchers and Scholars Office (IRSO), which provides visa and immigration services to Berkeley Lab’s international visitors, supervisors and employees, representing many countries around the globe. She is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the team’s operations, as well as visa processing, providing advisement, and driving projects and processes to enhance IRSO’s effectiveness. Tamar has been supporting visa and immigration needs at Berkeley Lab since 2013. She enjoys supporting Berkeley Lab’s visa and immigration needs so that the international visitors and employees can focus their time supporting the greater mission of bringing science solutions to the world.
Ara_AdamiAra Adami-Bartlett is a HR Shared Services Specialist Lead. Ara’s primary areas of responsibility include ensuring that the onboarding of lab employees is a seamless operation, working closely with vendors concerning background checks and relocation assistance, conducting quality assurance on requisitions, capturing years of service for employees, and supporting affiliate appointments. Ara has been working in her role at the Berkeley Lab since 2014. Ara enjoys providing clients with the utmost assistance in answering any questions or concerns that they might have to assure that their needs are fully satisfied. Picture1Rosalin Chung is a HR Shared Services Specialist on OCA who handles a range of services including hires, onboarding and appointment management of employees, affiliates and contract workers. She trains new members on the Shared Services team and also works on various projects around process development and optimization. Rosalin joined Berkeley Lab in 2016, and she enjoys working with HR experts to provide exceptional service to clients.
Charlette Lim Yankowitz is an HR Shared Services Assistant working on a range of HR services. She joined the HR Shared Services team in February 2018 and brings a range of HR knowledge and experience. She is excited to work with a diverse set of talented individuals and has a goal of continuously providing excellent customer service to Berkeley Lab. Larry_GuoLarry Li Guo is a Senior Visa Services Advisor for the International Researchers and Scholars Office. He is responsible for primarily J-1 and H1B visa applications and case management for his client divisions, including foreign employees’ new hire, extension, change of status, and transfer. Larry has been supporting HR-related client needs at Berkeley Lab since 1999. He enjoys delivering professional visa consultation and providing critical immigration services to his responsible divisions, employees, and their supervisors and HR partners.
Meghan_JohnstonMeghan Johnson is a HR Shared Services Specialist. She manages and coordinates new hire onboarding, parts of the affiliate process, years of service and other HR processes. Meghan has been a part of Berkeley Lab Human Resources since 2008, working in various divisions before being a part of the team who founded the HR Shared Services Center in 2011. She really enjoys being a part of the onboarding process and meeting new hires and affiliates on their first day as well as being a point of contact for assistance beyond their first day. It is her goal to ensure that the processes are as smooth and efficient of a transition as possible for new hires and affiliates. Ashanti Lovelace-Jones is an HR Shared Services Assistant working on a range of HR services including contract labor, affiliate process, appointment extensions, employee exits, and non-recruited hire requests. She joined the HR Shared Services team in October 2015, and brings with her a wide range of HR knowledge and experience. She is excited to be part of the HR Shared Services team, and is committed to providing excellent service to our Berkeley Lab customers.
Michael Nguyen is a Visa Services Advisor for the International Researchers and Scholars Office (IRSO). Since joining Berkeley Lab in October 2019, he is responsible for handling a broad range of visa and immigration needs for his respective program areas and providing guidance on immigration matters where necessary. He enjoys bringing his own brand of customer service in support or HRSS as well as the Lab’s objectives. His goal is to provide efficient and exceptional customer service while maintaining a mentality of continuous improvement. Donna Chau is an HR Shared Services Assistant who focuses on a range of HR services including employee exits, processing appointment terminations and extensions. Donna joined the HR Shared Services team in October 2018. She is thrilled to be working with a diverse set of talented individuals and is committed to continuously provide exceptional service to Berkeley Lab.