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About Our Team

  • Jay DiFrank

    Jay DiFrank

    Interim Director of Human Resources

    HR is excited that Jay is back at Gannon assisting the HR team as it goes through a transition of personnel. Jay retired in 2018 and has agreed to rejoin the team on a temporary and part-time basis.

    Make sure to look him up and say hello!

    Carolyn Cartwright

    Carolyn Cartwright

    Associate Director

    Carolyn enjoyed a successful HR career upon joining Gannon in 2018 and her talents are very appreciated. She is engaged and dedicated to the success of Gannon HR.

    Carolyn is married with four children, two who are attending Gannon.


    Nicole Graciano

    Nicole Graciano

    HRIS Specialist

    Nicole joined the HR team in June, coming to us from California. A native of Pennsylvania, she and her husband were drawn to Erie PA as a good place to raise their one-year-old daughter.

    Nicole comes with several years of experience in education in the field of HR. She is very talented and a great addition to our evolving team. We are blessed to have her!


    Geraldine Haines

    Geraldine Haines

    Compensation and Benefits Manager


    Raechel Miller

    Raechel Miller

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Special thanks to Raechel for aiding the HR team while we seek a new staffing professional, given the retirement of Ruth Gehly.

    Raechel's home is normally Marketing, and she had a successful career in human resources before working at Gannon. Her abilities are being applied to our hiring efforts.


    Jana Sossong

    Jana Sossong

    Employee Relations and Development Manager