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Sky Foster

  • Business Office
  • Osteopathic Medical Specialties

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Sky performs day-to-day accounting, budgeting and ad-hoc reporting for the Dean’s Office and supporting units and departments. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Central Michigan University. Sky has completed several classes in accounting and computer programming from various colleges in Michigan and Colorado. He and his wife enjoy excessive amounts of competitive cycling and skiing which, he admits, they take way too seriously for the results.

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John Garcia

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
John came to MSUCOM in August of 2002. He serves as receptionist for the Business Office and member of the finance team. John handles the mailroom, cash receipts, keys, and a myriad of small (but important) functions throughout the College. He also serves as a unit lead for the Emergency Action Team. In this role as Office Manager, he brings his own unique sense of style and passion to the job. “Every day brings something new,” he has said. “I never know what’s going to happen.”

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Breanne Harvey

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd., Room A302A
East Lansing, MI 48824
Breanne is a Human Resources Business Partner; she is able to provide consultation in all aspects of human resources. She is involved in many HR initiatives, serving on the leadership group for a University-wide project to implement standard onboarding and offboarding procedures. Breanne is an MSU alum and has been employed at the University for almost ten years.

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Sarah Kovach, SHRM-SCP

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Sarah is the Assistant Director of Human Resources in the COM Business Office. She provides strategic direction for HR initiatives in the College and works to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies and better serve our departments and units. Sarah is an MSU alum and enthusiastic Spartan. She graduated from the Broad College of Business and has worked on campus for 12 years.

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Ashleigh Lipsey

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Ashleigh is the Medicaid Enhanced Reimbursement (MER) program manager. She works directly with enrolled health systems and provider groups to monitor program compliance and effectiveness. She also serves as a government relations liaison for the college, tracking health policy and legislative initiatives in the state and federal government. Ashleigh is an alumna of the MSU College of Social Science. She’s also a logophile and unapologetic grammarian.

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Jessie Ness

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Jessie works primarily in Human Resources and assists the Business Office in several other endeavors. She leads the volunteer clinical faculty appointment process coordinating directly with COM departments and community-based faculty. She assists with faculty and staff hires and workflow management within Dean’s Office units. Jessie’s organizational skills and tenacity make her the leader of most intraoffice projects to improve efficiency, reduce paper and generally spruce up the place.

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Aaron Pahl, CPA

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd., Room A317
East Lansing, MI 48824
Aaron’s responsibilities involve managing the college’s overall budget, working with COM’s departments on day-to-day operations, and developing financial reports to help the Dean make informed decisions. After graduating from MSU Aaron worked in the Chicago office of Ernst & Young, and in 2011 moved back to East Lansing. Being a Spartan at heart, Aaron always dreamed of coming back to work for MSU, and in 2017 jumped at the opportunity to join the COM Business Office.

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Kate Powe

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

965 Wilson Rd Room A317
East Lansing , MI 48824
Kate serves as the Medicaid Enhanced Reimbursement (MER) program analyst. She works directly with MER-enrolled hospitals and provider groups on data management, invoicing and provider eligibility.She also enjoys assisting the College with student interviews. Kate graduated from Kalamazoo College and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Si alguien desea practicar español, ella siempre está buscando una manera de utilizar el idioma.

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Mike Stokes, CPA

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Mike leads the Business Office staff as the Director of Finance and Human Resources. He works with all Dean’s Office units and COM departments on budgets, new hires, and financial planning. He also works directly with the Dean and COM Department Chairs to implement college initiatives and strategic projects. Mike graduated from CMU and obtained his CPA designation. He has been on the MSU campus for 20 years and is, by all accounts, a true Spartan.

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Jennifer Sysak, M.S.

  • Business Office

Staff

East Lansing

East Fee Hall
965 Wilson Rd., Room A317
East Lansing, MI 48824
Jenn has been with MSUCOM since 2010. She currently serves as assistant to the Director of Finance & Human Resources and is a member of the HR Team. Her duties include managing a multitude of details to serve the needs of various Business Office customers. As an MSU alum and life-long farmer, Jenn is passionate about fighting food insecurity to improve health outcomes and decrease health disparities in Mid-Michigan.