Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) is dedicated to providing professional, confidential and cost-effective assistance to all employees and other customers in the areas of recruitment and retention of academic, classified and administrative employees.

Our responsibilities include new hire orientation, employee benefits, employee/labor relations, collective bargaining, safety, salary administration, job classification, Board and HR policy, employee discipline and terminations, workers' compensation, training and equal employment opportunity.

Human Resources serves a dual role: as an internal consultant to management on HR-related matters and as an advocate for employees. Human Resources is wholly committed to the development and implementation of HR programs that will assist or enable employees to better serve the greater learning community of the Kern Community College District.

We welcome you to our website and encourage you to contact us as needed with your comments, concerns or questions.

Department Supervisor

Picture of Abe Ali

Abe Ali
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources



Contact Information


Department Directory

District Office

Name Position Email Phone
Abe Ali Vice Chancellor, Human Resources (661) 336-5140
Mary Westberry Administrative Assistant, Human Resources (661) 336-5141
Gina Duran Interim Director, Human Resources (661) 336-5107
Anna Gonzalez Human Resources Specialist - Faculty/Confidential/Management (661) 336-5138
Judy Caballero Human Resources Specialist - Recruitment (661) 336-5133
Daisy Orozco Human Resources Technician - Temporary (661) 336-5179
Christian Hootman Manager, Risk and Safety (661) 336-5019
Tina Johnson Human Resources Technician, Risk Management and Safety (661) 336-5005

District Office - Payroll/Benefits

Name Position Email Phone
Kimberly McAbee Payroll Manager (661) 336-5121
Beatriz Olmos Payroll Specialist (661) 336-5114
Stephanie Goin Payroll Specialist (661) 336-5113
Gina Banducci Benefits Specialist (661) 336-5145
Employment Verification N/A  

Bakersfield College

Name Position Email Phone
Currently Vacant Human Resources Manager    
Karla Quintero Human Resources Technician (661) 395-4067
Lori Carlson Human Resources Assistant (661) 395-4675
Kellie Tucker Human Resources Assistant (661) 395-4490
Currently Vacant Human Resources Assistant    

Porterville College

Name Position Email Phone
Currently Vacant Human Resources Manager    
Currently Vacant Human Resources Assistant    
Lisa Escalante Human Resources Assistant (559) 791-2225

Cerro Coso Community College

Name Position Email Phone
Laci Beyes Human Resources Manager (760) 384-6259
Nikita Lowe Human Resources Assistant (760) 384-6243
Veranda Kuhar Human Resources Assistant (760) 384-6126