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 IX Training​
Title IX Training


Personnel Support Services

Poway Continuum of
Teaching Standards

Personnel Support Focus

Dedication to the job at hand, through honesty, integrity and kindness.

Respect, Courtesy, and Service
We are committed to treating you with respect and courtesy while providing the highest quality of service.

Personnel Support 
Employee Resources 



Title Name Email Extension
Substitute Assignments (AESOP) 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 Mark Atkins 858-521-2800 x2763
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 Trevor Wilson 858-521-2800 x2786
Risk Management Specialist Carrie Hancock, Ph.D. 858-521-2800 x2787
Human Resources Assistant Melissa E Mann - Sub Desk 858-521-2800 x2784
Human Resources Assistant Vacant -Sub Desk   858-521-2800 x2774
Human Resources Technician (A-D) Tracy Williams 858-521-2800 x2758
Human Resources Technician  (E-K) Claudia Pelayo 858-521-2800 x2768
Lead Human Resources Technician (L-P) Tiffany Sun 858-521-2800 x2767
Human Resources Technician (Q-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 Sterling 858-521-2800 x2729
Receptionist Christina Jordan 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 Beatriz Cruz-Rivera 858-521-2800 x2852

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 ability, 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 Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800