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

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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
Kellie Tucker Acting Human Resources Specialist - Recruitment (661) 336-5133
Justin Burt Human Resources Technician (661) 336-5095
Currently Vacant Human Resources Technician - Temporary N/A (661) 336-5179
Christian Hootman Director, 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 Director, Payroll/Benefits (661) 336-5121
Beatriz Olmos Payroll Specialist (661) 336-5114
Stephanie Goin Payroll Specialist (661) 336-5113
Amanda Cruz Echavez Payroll Specialist (661) 336-5031
Gina Banducci Benefits Specialist (661) 336-5145
Employment Verification N/A  

Bakersfield College

Name Position Email Phone
Lisa Rodriguez Human Resources Director (661) 395-4850
Lori Carlson Human Resources Technician (661) 395-4675
Currently Vacant Human Resources Technician    
Currently Vacant Human Resources Technician    
Emily Alcala Human Resources Assistant (661) 395-4490
Ashley Esparza Human Resources Assistant (661) 395-4067

Porterville College

Name Position Email Phone
Tashina Pearson Director, Human Resources (559) 791-2457
Robin Jones Human Resources Assistant (559) 791-2313
Lisa Escalante Human Resources Assistant (559) 791-2225

Cerro Coso Community College

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