Meet our staff

Susan Heltsley

Susan Heltsley
Vice president
Office of Finance

Susan joined the Saint Martin's community in October of 2010. Her most recent position was as an associate consultant with Sterling Associates, where she established herself as a financial management and modeling expert. Prior to that role, she worked as the planning project manager at Russell Investment Group for seven years. She has also held various finance positions for different state agencies over a fourteen year period.

Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1990 and her MBA in 2003, both at Saint Martin's.

Linda Newman

Linda Newman

Linda has been with Saint Martin’s University since 1991. She worked as an administrative assistant with the School of Business for nine years and then moved to the finance office in 2000. She was the payroll manager for two years and then became the accountant for the university. Linda was recently promoted to the Controller position. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2001 and her MBA in 2005, both from Saint Martin’s. Linda enjoys playing golf, working in her garden, traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.

Laura Baldovin

Laura Baldovin
Payroll administrator and reports analyst

Laura joined Saint Martins University in February 2007. She comes with 20 years of accounting and purchasing experience primarily in the manufacturing industry; most recently with Mutual Materials. Laura holds a BA in business/communications from Linfield College. An Olympia native, Laura, enjoys her two children, music, quilting and hiking.

Sandy Alexandre

Sandra (Sandy) Alexandre
Accounts payable specialist

Sandy has been with Saint Martin's University since 1999. She was the HR coordinator until coming to the Finance Office June 09. Most of her experience over the years has been in finance. Sandy enjoys spending time with her family which includes two grandchildren, one dog and two cats. going to plays and concerts. Sandy came to WA after being raised in Michigan, then living in Florida and Germany.

Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson
Accounts payable procurement specialist

Karen has been with Saint Martin's University since 2008. She was with advancement Services until October, 2009 and then moved into the Finance office. She comes with 28 years experience working in administrative, AP/AR/payroll, and HR/training positions. Karen was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and now lives in Olympia with her husband Doug and their 2 golden retrievers. They enjoy traveling, going to plays and long walks.