Higher Education Team Members

Sibson's Higher Education practice consists of industry and technical experts who can assist your institution with all of your human resources needs. Please feel free to contact any of the team members listed below to learn about our service offerings.

undefinedAs a Senior Vice President, Mr. Jones leads Sibson Consulting's Higher Education Practice. He provides expertise in Human Resource Management, HR Strategy Development, pay, coaching, employee benefits, managed healthcare and pharmacy management. View a brief video introduction.

undefinedMr. Jacobson is a Health Actuary and Consultant specializing in FAS 106 and managed care. He sets rates and budgets for self-insured clients, and provides renewal negotiations and managed disability marketing. View a brief video introduction.

undefinedMr. Calvert is a Senior Vice President and the firm’s Health Practice Leader. He has many years of experience in the health care industry and works with employers to help design wellness programs that enhance employee engagement and is a Health Exchange marketplace expert.

undefinedMr. Nostaja is a Senior Vice President and the firm’s National Human Capital Practice Leader with specialized expertise in organizational effectiveness for higher education clients. Mr. Nostaja leads the firm’s Organizational Effectiveness Practice and provides a wide range of services to clients including strategic planning and initiatives involving organizational, operational and cultural transformation.

undefinedMr. Spangher is a Vice President and Senior Consultant with extensive experience in actuarial and benefits consulting. He is an expert in FAS 106 post-retirement welfare benefits accounting, FAS 112 post-employment welfare benefits accounting, non-discrimination testing of health and welfare plans, determining health plan insurance reserves, health plan migration, welfare benefits plan renewal and settlement negotiations, and active and retiree health and welfare benefits plan design. Mr. Spangher also administers and maintains Sibson’s College and University Benefits Study (C.U.B.S.) and database.

undefinedMr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and head of Sibson’s Cleveland office with many years of benefit and compensation experience. He has specialized expertise in health and welfare benefit plan consulting and total compensation consulting. He regularly consults on employee benefits, broad-based compensation arrangements and human resource function effectiveness.

undefinedMs. Donnelly is a Vice President with extensive experience in cultural assessment and improvement, organizational effectiveness and in designing strategies to improve organizational quality, employee productivity and operational efficiency. She provides strategic planning and cultural transformation guidance to higher education clients as well as creates innovative approaches for building leading workplace practices and improving work cultures.

undefinedMs. Kazemi works with public institutions and other governmental employers nationwide to evaluate and redesign compensation, benefits and human resources policies. She specializes in community colleges and unionized environments.

undefinedMr. Alonzo is a Senior Vice President with extensive industry-specific experience. He provides consulting services to a wide variety of clients and leads the firm's National Hospital/Healthcare Practice.

undefinedMs. Donahue's comprehensive experience, including numerous years of consulting work, several years as a Human Resource practitioner and many years as a clinician and coach allows for broad expertise and specialty focus on behavioral health, wellness and behavior change strategies.

undefinedMr. Hillard designs and implements employee and management communications surrounding compensation, benefits and healthcare, as well as strategic planning and execution.

As Marketing Coordinator, Ms. Hocevar assists Sibson's Higher Education vertical market with all conference-related marketing logistics, including speaking and sponsorship arrangements.

undefinedAs a project manager, Ms. Mercer conducts kickoff meetings, facilitates meetings to build strategic compensation philosophies, conducts meetings where draft materials and final products are reviewed and approved, and presents final reports/presentations to client boards and councils.

undefinedMr. Picarelli is a senior consultant with Segal Rogerscasey, our SEC-registered investment solutions affiliate. He specializes in providing defined contribution plan consulting services and vendor evaluation/selection services to a diverse client base.

undefinedMs. Stiles' experience includes conducting compensation assessments for faculty, administration and staff at colleges and universities with respect to both external competitiveness and internal equity, as well as plan redesign and implementation.

undefinedMs. Wong uses a quantitative approach to developing targeted employee value propositions to provides innovative solutions for attracting and retaining key talent as well as aligning the organizational structure and employees to the business strategy. View a brief video introduction.

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