HR Partners

The HR Partners are a team of dedicated employees serving as liaisons between HRIC and the various academic and non-academic divisional units within the University. In consultation with divisional leaders, they provide guidance and support on HR matters related to talent management, including workforce planning, recruiting, on-boarding, and more. Additionally, the HR Partners are available to assist all DU employees in understanding University policies and the collective bargaining agreement, as well as in addressing a variety of work and performance related matters.

Services the HR Partners can provide include:

  • Consulting for managers and employees regarding job performance and workplace concerns
  • Policy interpretation and application
  • Guidance on workplace issues
  • Assistance with exit interviews

For more information or other inquiries, please email

Jim Noone

Director of Employee & Labor Relations

Current Units  
Chancellor Human Resources and Inclusive Community (HRIC)
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Provost
EOIX Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
General Counsel (OGC) Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)


Michael Bartalo

Senior HR Partner

Current Units  
Athletics/Recreation & Wellness Morgridge School of Education
Kennedy Mountain Campus Fisher Early Learning Center
Business and Financial Affairs (BFA) Ricks Center for Gifted Children
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS) Sturm College of Law (SCOL)


Sarah Manzaneres

HR Partner

Current Units  
Conference and Events (CES) Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (SAIE)
Information Technology (IT) Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) University Financial Services (UFS)
Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS)  


Shawn McVey

HR Partner

Current Units  
Admission & Financial Aid Newman Center
Advancement Registrar
Campus Safety University Academic Programs (UAP)
Centers & Institutes (Provost) University Libraries
Daniels College of Business (DCB) University College (UCOL)
MarComm (Chancellor)  


Natalie Swanson

HR Partner

Current Units  
Facilities Internal Audit
Graduate School of Professional Psychology Josef Korbel School of International Relations
Graduate School for Social Work & Butler (GSSW) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)


Brittany Menn

HR Partner for Student Employees