Staff

Jaimie Hutchison: Deputy Director/Lifespan & Family Services CoordinatorJaimie Hutchison Photo

Biography: Jaimie Hutchison has worked in organizations that have served individuals and families for over 20 years. Jaimie's diverse work experiences have prepared her for focusing on the wide array of needs that faculty, staff, and families have. As a military spouse, Jaimie worked for several educational, government, and non-profit organizations in California, Montana, Colorado, and Michigan. Jaimie chose to return to Michigan to put her skills to use in her home state. Jaimie is an active volunteer in her community, and has volunteered thousands of hours in the Greater Lansing area. Jaimie received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, her Masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and a post-Masters certificate in School Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. Jaimie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. Jaimie and her family are proud Spartans and enjoy all of the diverse events and activities that MSU and the Greater Lansing area have to offer. 

Jaimie Hutchison will serve a three-year term for the College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUFWA) Board of Directors.  Jaimie will also be co-chairing the Membership Engagement Committee beginning in September, with the Well-Being Manager at Northwestern University.  Jaimie’s participation in this leadership role will allow the MSU WorkLife Office to help guide national conversations about work-life, as well as provide MSU an opportunity to share and learn from other best practices in these areas from around the country and Canada.  This new relationship will directly impact the great work being done at MSU.
 
Jaimie’s interests in her role on the CUFWA Board include membership engagement, leading initiatives to promote personal and workplace well-being, and being part of a vibrant, knowledgeable team in efforts to move our institutions forward by being leaders and innovators in the work-life industry.

Email: hutchj@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-1635
 

Maranda Holtsclaw: Director for the Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
Maranda Holtsclaw

Maranda Holtsclaw is the newly appointed Director for the Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) . Prior to joining HERC, Maranda worked for the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Department at Michigan State University, where she coordinated preventive maintenance work for skilled trades crews. Maranda holds a bachelor's degree in Global and Area Studies and a master's degree in Public Health from Michigan State University.

Holtsclaw’s duties as the regional director include: building and maintaining a network of regional institutions and individual members; providing training opportunities and support within MSU and across other HERC member institutions; and assisting colleges within the university with diverse and/or dual-career hiring.

Holtsclaw was born and raised in Michigan's Greater Lansing Area where she lives with her husband and two young children. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Feel free to contact Maranda at mholtscl@msu.edu.

Megan Lee: Employee Relations & Project LeadMegan Lee

Biography: Megan is currently a graduate student at MSU in the Human Resources & Labor Relations Master’s program, graduating in May 2023. She graduated with a B.A. in Human Capital and Society and a minor in Leadership of Organizations in May 2021. Working in the WorkLife Office has helped Megan realize where her passions lie within human resources: the niche area of work-life and the retention strategies and employee empowerment it brings to an organization. She values her contributions to the Well-being at Work guide, which encompasses mental health and work, why breaks are important, different aspects of the work environment, how to support caregivers in the workplace and more, as her light-bulb moment that has allowed her to learn more about all she wants to bring into her career.

Megan is excited to become a double Spartan and continue working in the WorkLife Office throughout her graduate studies. She is beginning her first year in the Human Resources & Labor Relations (HRLR) Master’s program at MSU. One of the top programs in the country for HRLR, MSU’s HRLR program is 2 years long and focuses on the practical application of human resources principles to prepare its students for highly competitive careers in the field. Megan is excited to dive deeper into human resources and especially learn more about organizational behavior and employee engagement. She hopes to have a career applying work-life principles to workplaces to improve their culture and their employee experience.

Personally, Megan enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, and dogs, as well as reading, working out, and baking and creating recipes.

Email: leemega5@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-1635

Bella Berns: Social Work/Family Services Intern

Biography: Bella Berns is currently a senior at Michigan State majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and minoring in both Youth and Society and Educational Studies through the College of Social Science. A recipient of the 2020 Spartan Volunteer Service Award and recurring Dean’s List member, Bella is dedicated to making a difference in young people’s lives. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Bella now resides in Metro Detroit when not attending classes in East Lansing. She is also a Tour Guide on campus and assists at the MSU Child Development Lab. These experiences have instilled values of compassion, vulnerability, and empathy for all people. Bella is passionate about helping young people reach their potential through their education and lifestyles. She plans on pursuing a Master’s in Social Work in the Fall of 2022, with a particular interest in children and family care. Bella is excited to work at the MSU WorkLife Office to learn more about her future career and learn more about faculty, staff, and the community.

Email: bernsana@msu.edu 
Phone: (517) 353-1635

Jessie Byelich: Masters Social Work/Family Services Intern

Biography: Jessie is currently a graduate student at MSU in the Masters in Social Work program. She holds a BS in General Management from Oakland University, and a BA in Interior Design from MSU. Jessie has enjoyed a fulfilling career as an Interior Designer, and is returning to school to pursue her lifelong interest in counseling. She will complete her degree in Clinical Social Work Practice, with a concentration in Grief and Trauma treatment in May 2023. Jessie relates strongly to and is passionate about the values and mission of the WorkLife Office. She is very excited to help and be a member of the WorkLife Office team. Jessie is also the proud mom of two great kids and caregiver for her amazing husband who is disabled.

Email: bailey10@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-1635

Reed Howell: Research & Project Intern

Biography: Reed recently graduated from Michigan State University after studying Psychology with a minor in Youth & Society at MSU's College of Social Science. They volunteer as a crisis counselor supporting LGBTQ+ youth with The Trevor Project and are passionate about aiding young people in navigating the challenges of growing up. They plan to pursue a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and work with adolescents, with particular interest in LGBTQ+ identities and trauma. Reed is excited for the opportunity to explore resources available for work-life synergy as part of the WorkLife Office team and learn more about supporting staff and faculty across contexts.

Email: howell66@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-1635

Mara Johnson: Research & Project Intern

Biography: Mara is a senior in MSU’s College of Social Sciences studying political science. She intends to work for non-profits after graduation and is very excited for her first office experience and the chance to start a (hopefully) long career in research!

Email: john7288@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-1635

 

Emily Littleton: Social Work/Family Services Intern

Biography: Emily is currently a senior, studying Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Youth and Society. Born and raised in East Lansing, she has been a life-long Spartan fan. Emily is a member of the Student Health Advisory Council at Michigan State. She has a passion for helping children and their families and hopes to pursue this in her future career. Emily looks forward to being a part of the WorkLife Office and the opportunity to learn how to support families in all aspects of work-life.

Email: littl123@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-1635

Hailey Peguero: Social Work/Family Services Intern

Biography: Hailey is currently a senior in the College of Social Science majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences with a minor in Human Behavior and Social Work. She is graduating a year earlier than expected and further attending school to receive her RN. She grew up in Battle Creek, but has moved full-time to East Lansing for school, although goes home often to see her family. Hailey loves being able to help others and gives back to the community in every way she can. She currently works as a CNA at the Willows of East Lansing, volunteers at McLaren Hospital, and likes to keep herself as busy as possible outside of work, school, and volunteer life. This has integrated passion and empathy into her life, as well as given her a new range of skills to use in her current jobs and future career. Hailey is excited to be a part of the MSU WorkLife Team and assist others throughout her internship this year.

Email: pegueroh@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-1635