Personnel Support Services

James Jimenez

James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent
Ruzanna Ohannessian, Executive Assistant
(858) 521-2800 ext. 2761; FAX: 858-485-1355
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128



Title Name Email Extension
Substitute Assignments (Frontline) SUB DESK Absence Management (800) 942-3767
Associate Superintendent James Jimenez 858-521-2800 x2761
Executive Assistant - Confidential Ruzanna Ohannessian 858-521-2800 x2765
Director, Human Resources Ricardo Ceceña 858-521-2800 x2763
Administrative Assistant II - Confidential Kim Salvati 858-521-2800 x2772
Director, Human Resources Charan Kirpalani 858-521-2800 x2762
Administrative Assistant II - Confidential Michelle Wheeler 858-521-2800 x2775
Director, Human Resources Kelly Burke, Ed.D. 858-521-2800 x2875
Administrative Assistant II – Confidential Katrin Riesenweber 858.521-2800 x2764
Director, Risk Management Frank Issa 858-521-2800 x2786
Risk Management Specialist Beatriz Cruz-Rivera 858-521-2800 x2852
Substitute Employment Specialist Melissa E Mann - Sub Desk 858-521-2800 x2784
Office Assistant II Patricia Park - Sub Desk 858-521-2800 x2774
Human Resources Technician (A-C, J) Tracy Williams 858-521-2800 x2758
Human Resources Technician  (D-I) Claudia Pelayo 858-521-2800 x2768
Human Resources Technician (K-N) Melody Lotter 858-521-2800 x2756
Lead Human Resources Technician (O-R) Tiffany Sun 858-521-2800 x2767
Human Resources Technician (S-Z) Jennifer Loper 858-521-2800 x2766
Insurance Benefits Specialist Carin Freitas 858-521-2800 x2897
Insurance Benefits Technician Christine Gold 858-521-2800 x2897
Insurance Benefits Technician Mackenzie Newman 858-521-2800 x2729
Receptionist Vacant   858-521-2800 x2757
Receptionist Mercie  Gibson  858-521-2800 x2357
Sr. Info Systems Support Analyst Katie Allos   858-521-2800 x2140
Workers' Comp Specialist Vacant    

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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