Staff

Jaimie Hutchison: Deputy DirectorJaimie Hutchison

Biography: Jaimie Hutchison is the Deputy Director of the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University, supporting MSU’s recruitment and retention of a high performing workforce and the wellbeing of a diverse community of staff and scholars. Jaimie and her team contribute to the development of MSU’s policies and special initiatives, and the office oversees MSU’s University-wide work-life strategies. The office administers a range of programs for faculty, staff, academic staff, and postdocs, including those focused on mental health, workplace flexibility, dependent care, family support, workplace culture, career development, leadership, and workplace-based well-being. Jaimie has worked for 24 years as a leader, therapist, consultant, director, supervisor, trainer, mentor, and administrator. In addition to her work-life role, she is also a therapist at Insight Counseling working primarily with tweens, teens, and families. Jaimie is highly engaged with the local community and has volunteered over 10,000 hours.

Jaimie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University, her master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and a post-master’s 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 the diverse events and activities that MSU and the Greater Lansing area have to offer. Jaimie is the mother of one teen and has been married to her spouse, Wayne (also a Spartan), for 24 years.

Jaimie is currently serving a three-year term for the College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUFWA) Board of Directors. Jaimie also co-chairs the Membership Engagement Committee with Lourdes Rodrigues, Manager of Childcare and Family Resources, Life & Work Connections at the University of Arizona. 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

Ebony Lucas: WorkLife Consultant

Elbony LucasBiography: Ebony Lucas is a Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience providing person-centered services to diverse hard-to-reach populations. Ebony received her bachelor’s degree in Africana studies and a master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University. 

Ebony has worked with Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières-MSF), an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization (NGO) of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases. In June 2020, the organization became active in the United States to address the pandemic.

Most recently, Ebony served as a Wellness Support Officer providing supportive services to the ‘hardest hit’ nursing homes in Michigan. Prior to that she served as the Project Coordinator for the AmeriCorps Domestic Violence program at Wayne State University. The AmeriCorps Domestic Violence Program provided necessary services to victims of intimate partner violence. 

She has experiences studying abroad in several African countries including West and South Africa. Where she studied the religious and secular influences on everyday culture. 

Ebony is a married mother of one who enjoys traveling and reading. Ebony and her family are proud Michiganders who enjoy the diverse activities of the University. Ebony is passionate about promoting work-life principles to improve everyday life and the overall employee experience.

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

Danielle Dubay (Dani): Operations Coordinator

Dani DubayBiography: Dani DuBay is excited to be returning to Michigan State University to join the WorkLife Office team! Dani graduated from MSU in 2017 with a dual degree in Political Science and Arts & Humanities (RCAH.)

Through her studies, Dani was also a member of the RCAHppella singing group. As a self-identified people person and “connector,” Dani has worked in the nonprofit sector for five years and specializes in community engagement, operations management, and data analysis. Her most recent recognition was as a 2021 ATHENA Young Professional finalist, where she was recognized for her work dedicated to elevating women’s voices and experiences. In her spare time, Dani manages political campaigns focused on increasing black female representation locally and enjoys spending time with family.

Philanthropic endeavors include: mentoring elementary students through Affinity Mentoring; and female empowerment through Woman’s Life Insurance Society. 

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

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

Biography: Maranda Holtsclaw is the 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.

Email: mholtscl@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 884-7313

Megan Lee: Employee Relations & Project Lead

Megan LeeBiography: 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 in 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 two 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 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

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

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