Who We Are

The School of Medicine’s Human Resources Group (HRG) comprises specialized, experienced professionals who partner with you to build, engage, and motivate a talented, productive, and diverse workforce to achieve your organizational goals. 

As your strategic business partner, HRG is committed to providing valuable services, including talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, client services, and employee and labor relations. We focus on helping department leaders and local HR staff succeed in developing and empowering their workforce.  HRG is committed to operational excellence.  We leverage best-in-class technology, streamlined processes, and data-driven decisions.  We are here to advance research, teaching, and patient care.

Learn more by contacting a staff member below.

Karen Vesey (bio)

Sr. Director of Organizational Effectiveness



Patty Urban (bio)

Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition Strategy & Programs



Susan Hoerger (bio)

Deputy Chief HR Officer



Jennifer Seetho

Project Manager, Scheduling Assistant for Kevin Moody


Kevin Moody (bio)

Associate Dean of HR, Facilities, Planning & Management



Sarah Pokorny (bio)

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Chief of Staff 



Tomika Adams (bio)

Sr. Director of Client Services


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Office Location

Human Resources Group
Stanford Research Park
1520 Page Mill Road, 2nd Fl.
Palo Alto, CA 94304  |  MC: 5705