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HR Consulting, Employee and Labor Relations

Meet Our Team

Tanya Brown   Bari Brooks   Chris Hicks   james blakely headshot   deniz-mckelvy   Anita Wilhelm's
Tanya Brown
Sr. Director HR
Employee & Labor
  Bari Brooks
Sr. HR Consultant
  Chris Hicks
Sr. HR Consultant
  James Blakely
Sr. HR Consultant


Deniz Mckelvy
Sr. HR Consultant
& Labor Relations


Anita Wihelm
HR Consultant
Shelia Holt
  Tracy Wodard
  Patricia Parker






Shelia Holt
Employee Relations,
Workers' Comp
and Leave Manager
  Tracy Woodard
Senior Claims
  Patricia Parker
Worker's Comp
and Leave







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The mission of HR Consulting, Employee and Labor Relations’ is to promote a respectful, diverse and high performing work culture through partnership with employees and leaders, to identify and respond changing needs, while advancing the overall mission of Vanderbilt University.

What we do?

Help foster supervisor and employee relationships and providing guidance to employees and leaders on strategic people initiatives, workforce analysis, policy creation, interpretation and guidance, leave management, employee and labor relations, workers' compensation, discipline and performance management, leader and employee training.

Key Information:

HR Policies and Procedures:
Employment Laws:
Workers’ Compensation:
Unemployment Fraud Support: