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About Our Team


  • Jana Sassong

    Jana Sossong

    Associate Director of Human Resources

    Jana joined Gannon in December 2021.  She began her HR career in 2005 and has held a variety of roles from employment to employee relations.

    She is a proud Gannon graduate and is excited to be working here!  Jana is married and the proud mom of one son and two step-daughters. 


    Raechel Miller

    Raechel Miller

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Raechel’s Gannon career began in Marketing & Communications four years ago, and her expertise from her previous career as an HR Generalist in retail is being put to excellent use in Gannon’s hiring efforts!

    Raechel also enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, and volunteering at Because You Care.


    Geri Haines

    Geraldine Haines

    Compensation and Benefits Manager

    Geri joined the Gannon HR team in January 2022 after many years of HR experience in the manufacturing and healthcare industries, most recently having served as Director of Benefit Services at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh.

    Geri was born in Jacksonville, Florida, raised in the Pittsburgh area, and now lives in Erie with her son. She loves sunshine, shopping trips, and the Steelers!


    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!


    Rachel Jessup

    Rachel Jessup

    Administrative Assistant

    Rachel started her HR career at Gannon in April 2022 after about two years in the Cashier’s Office. She has a varied background with extensive customer service experience.

    Rachel was born and raised in Erie. She’s a Gannon mom who loves spending time with her daughter and her son, and volunteering at E.A.R.S.