Human Resources

Welcome to Reed’s Office of Human Resources

Together, our employees strive to make Reed one of the best places to work in Portland.

What does HR do?

HR helps employees and supervisors with recruiting, pay, benefits, and training and development. While we may make recommendations, we do not make decisions about employee hires, pay, promotion, or termination—supervisors do this. HR fosters good communication and honor among employees, maintains a diverse and productive workforce, and helps supervisors improve their leadership and team-building skills.

Human Resources Staff

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon–Fri
Eliot Hall 305
Phone: 503/517-7608 Fax: 503/777-7775

Michelle Valintis
Director of Human Resources

Katrina Tanner
Assistant Director of Human Resources

Cypress Cohen
Human Resources Generalist
benefits, recruiting

Leslie White
Human Resources Generalist
HR info systems, compensation


Myesha Abdulrahman
Human Resources Coordinator
new employee onboarding, recruiting, training, and development


If you talk with HR, you may opt keep the conversation confidential. Please point out when you would like confidentiality versus when you request for us to take some action. HR cannot offer confidentiality if you share information about illegal or prohibited activity or when someone is in physical danger.