State Human Resources

State Human Resources

The mission of the DEMA Human Resources Office is to be a strategic partner by providing Human Resources programs that attract, develop, retain, and engage a skilled and diverse workforce.  DEMA Human Resources also provides policy direction on human resource management issues and human resources employment laws.

The DEMA Human Resources (HR) Office is also responsible for administering health benefits and workers compensation programs.  DEMA HR is a full service HR Office responsible for Classification and Compensation, Employee Relations, Recruitment and Selection, and HR related Training and Development programs.

The DEMA Human Resources Office has seven (7) employees in Phoenix and Flagstaff who support the Agency in all Human Resources functions and programs.


State Human Resources Office
5636 E. McDowell Road Bldg. M5710
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 267-2807


Chief Human Resources Officer
Julie L. Smee, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
(602) 267-2731

Human Resources Manager
Jamie Stacy, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPM
(602) 267-2642

Risk Manager
Scott Higbee
(602) 629-4285

HR Program and Training Coordinator
Sonia Gibbs
(602) 267-2993

HR Personnel Analyst II
Papago Park Military Reservation
Irene Hobbs
(602) 267-2808

HR Personnel Analyst II
WAATS/SBAHP, 161st ARW, 162nd FW
Julie Mazo
(602) 629-4406

HR Administrative Assistant
Marvel Encinas
(602) 267-2807