Staff Directory

Welcome to Human Resources

Christopher Delello
Chief Human Resources Officer
860-486-8807

Susan LaMorte
Executive Assistant to Chris Delello
860-486-8807

Employee Relations

Karen Buffkin
Executive Director of Employee Relations, Labor and Employment Attorney (Storrs, Farmington, Regionals)
860-486-5684

Labor Relations

Keith Hood
Director, Labor Relations
860-486-8083

Kelly Bannister
Associate Director, Labor and Employment Attorney
860-486-2585

Kristen Brierley
Senior Labor Relations Associate, Labor and Employment Attorney
860-486-1495

Zachary Broughton
Labor Relations Associate, Labor and Employment Attorney
860-486-4373

Alison Cutler
Labor Relations Associate, Labor and Employment Attorney
860-486-7948

Debra Lucey
Administrative Assistant
860-486-5684

Policy (Storrs, Farmington, Regionals)

Brandon Murray
Manager, Communications, Training, and Development
860-486-1868

Human Resources Operations

Christine Lowe
Assistant to the Executive Director
860-486-8478

Absence Management

Ryan Bangham
Manager, Employee Leave & Accommodations (Storrs, Farmington, Regionals)
860-486-2036

Cindy Drost
Team Lead, Leave Administrator (UCPEA, Management & Confidential Exempt, NP-5 and Military Leave)
860-486-2432

Megan Stimson
Leave Administrator (AAUP, Law School Faculty, Postdoctoral Research Associates, Graduate Assistants and VSRP)
860-486-0408

Jack Griguoli
Leave Administrator (NP-2, NP-3, P-2)
860-486-1167

Zoe Blanchard
Leave Administrator (UCPEA)
860-679-4660

Bethany Rameika
Leave Administrator (NP-2)
860-679-2426

Tiffanie Roback
Workers' Compensation
860-486-2598

Rebecca Levy
Workers' Compensation
860-486-9530

Danielle Toger
HR Assistant (COVID Leaves and Travel)
860-486-8928

HR Information Systems (HRIS)

Jennifer Traynor
Manager, HR Information Systems (HRIS) & Data Management
860-486-1157

SYSTEMS & IMPLEMENTATIONS

Brandi Morrell
Systems Administrator
860-486-0422

Amy Tse
Systems & Business Analyst
860-486-6352

RECORDS & SERVICE

Melody Williamson
Lead Records & Service Analyst
860-486-8056

Lee Carman
Records & Data Assistant
860-486-9302

Ragini Sengupta
Records & Service Assistant
860-486-5688

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI) & DATA REPORTING

Rob Boncoddo
Lead Data & Reporting Analyst
860-486-2370

Benjamin Alejandro
Data & Reporting Analyst
860-486-9302

Maureen Palmer-Lavoie
Data Management Coordinator
860-486-3900

Benefits & HR Services

Stacy Baker
Benefit Specialist
860-486-3034

Emma Belekewicz
HR Assistant
860-486-3034

Patsy Eagleson
Benefit Specialist
860-486-3034

Monica Kitson
Benefits Specialist
860-486-3034

Meagan Lauzier
HR Assistant
860-486-9028

Susan McMahon
HR Assistant
860-486-9028

Heather Mokoski
Team Lead, Criminal Background Checks
860-486-8328

Christi Oman
Benefit Specialist
860-486-3034

Joanna Smith
Team Lead, Benefits
860-486-3034

Stacy Stevenson
HR Support
860-486-3034

Retirement Information/Requests
HR@uconn.edu

Health Insurance/Life Insurance/Supplemental Benefits
Benefits@uconn.edu

Organizational Effectiveness and Workplace Culture

Renee Boggis
Executive Director
860-486-0421

Kristine Douglin
Administrative Assistant
860-486-0413

Julie Guild
Minor Protection Program
860-486-4510

Business Partner

Johannah Gorgone
Public Safety
860-486-0010

Communications, Training, and Development

Brandon Murray
Manager, Communications, Training, and Development
860-486-1868

Holly Audette
Web Development
860-486-3445

JP Lacombe
Training and Development Specialist
860-486-5367

Engagement and Wellness

The HR Employee Engagement and Wellness Team is responsible for designing, developing, and managing University-wide employee engagement initiatives and programs in support of faculty and staff holistic well-being. We focus on new employee orientation and onboarding; employee recognition and appreciation; work/life and wellness programs and events; engagement surveys, analysis and recommendations; and assisting with similar University departmental initiatives.

Johannah Gorgone
Manager, Employee Engagement and Wellness
860-486-8306

Suzanne Rogoz
Employee Engagement and Wellness Specialist
860-486-0398

Workforce Solutions

The Workforce Solutions (WS) Team in UConn’s Office of Human Resources consists of staff charged with serving as partners to all academic and administrative units on HR matters.The Team provides:

  • Consultation in navigating various HR services in organizational structure and design;
  • Position classification and job assessment, compensation, workforce planning and management, staffing assessments, and talent acquisition services.

The Workforce Solutions Team collaborates with University leadership on a range of staffing matters such as retention and succession planning, connects managers and leaders to other HR services offered, and administers Special Payroll.

The Team supports departments with search and hire activities, job advertising, recruitment strategy, attendance at job fairs and other outreach to attract diverse candidates. The Workforce Solutions Team supports individual applicants and existing employees through job counseling and career development services. Lastly, the Team manages the PageUp Applicant Tracking System, providing user support, troubleshooting, and reporting for academic and administrative units.

Michelle Fournier
Assistant Director, Workforce Solutions
860-486-5727

Jessica Bowcock
HR Assistant
860-486-5724

Megan Callahan
HR Assistant

Jenny Cassells
HR Specialist
860-486-8736

Grace Kuell
Compensation Associate
860-486-1753

Vicky Meacham
HR Specialist
860-486-0399

Michelle Monko
HR Associate
860-486-2391

Rebecca Myshrall
HR Specialist
860-486-8014

Shannon Page
HR Specialist
860-486-0410

Heather Souer
HR Assistant - SPAR Team
860-486-8869

Hannah Traynor
HR Assistant - SPAR Team
860-486-3830

Briana Williams
HR Associate
860-486-2704