Contact HR

Carolyn Slaboden
Chief Human Resource Officer
cslabode@wellesley.edu, x2216
Schedule a virtual meeting with Carolyn

Carolyn directs all Human Resources activities for the College and is responsible for all personnel policies, compensation, employee relations, overall union/management relations, EEOC, benefits and systems as well as training and strategic planning.

 

Donna Scally
Director of Labor and Employee Relations
ds107@wellesley.edux2214

Schedule a virtual meeting with Donna 

Leads the labor and employee relations function and provides advice and counsel to employees and management on conflict resolution and planning for a more productive path forward. Conducts interviews and gathers information for employee relations matters such as allegations, work complaints, or other concerns; informs appropriate staff when additional investigation is required. Manages the Union grievance process for the College, hearing Step III grievances and managing arbitrations if necessary.


Talent Management and Development

Claudia Rodriguez
Director of Talent Management and Development
cr109@wellesley.edu, x2242
Schedule a virtual meeting with Claudia

Leads the talent management and development function, implementing a strategy that attracts, retains, and develops an excellent and inclusive workforce. Responsible for managing the employment team. Provides organizational development consulting to managers and staff. Implements learning and leadership development programs and the performance management program. 

 

Gina Mariano
Student Employment and Engagement Program Manager
gm108@wellesley.edu, x2211
Schedule a virtual meeting with Gina

Gina focuses on managing student employment and engagement initiatives that cultivate a robust and inclusive work environment. She manages and coordinates the Student Employment program for the College.  This includes presenting student employment programs to current students and College staff and creating and maintaining relationships with all necessary partners utilizing this program. 

 

Cristina DeGaetano 
Assistant Director of Employment and Recruiting 
cdegaeta@wellesley.edu x3303
Schedule a virtual meeting with Cristina

The Assistant Director of Recruiting and Employment is responsible for managing all activities related to recruitment, hiring and meeting long-term employment goals for faculty and administrative staff. The Assistant Director develops and implements operational best practices to recruit and retain a high–performing workforce. 

 

Brittany Rodriguez 
Employment Specialist

br102@wellesley.edu x 2248 

Reporting to the Director of Talent Management and Development, the Employment Specialist is responsible for managing all activities related to recruitment, hiring and meeting long-term employment goals for union staff and temporary administrative hiring. Develops and implements operational best practices to recruit and retain a high–performing workforce.  

 

Mark Furlow
Human Resources Assistant
mf105@wellesley.edu x2210

Mark is responsible for processing pre-employment and onboarding requirements for all staff and temporary workers. He provides day-to-day administrative support of the Whole You initiative.

 

Sandra Murga Zuniga
Office Coordinator
smurgazu@wellesley.edu x3202
Schedule a virtual meeting with Sandra

Sandra serves as the first point of contact for the Human Resources Office. She is a source of information and referrals to the College community and visitors. She schedules benefits and work orientations for new hires and verifies employment by phone. She also assists the Human Resources staff on daily administrative logistics and supervises student workers.


 

Benefits & Compensation

Kelly Robinson
Director of Total Rewards 
krobins5@wellesley.edu, x2215
Schedule a virtual meeting with Kelly

Kelly is responsible for directing the College’s benefits and compensation programs to ensure that they are competitive and administered according to College policy and federal and state regulations. She is responsible for overseeing the benefits and compensation teams and is the employee contact for retirement. 

  

Meshack Ellis
Compensation and Benefits Analyst
http://me101@wellesley.edu, x2447

Schedule a virtual meeting with Meshack

Meshack leads all processes and procedures related to the staff compensation program (including the annual merit program) and is responsible for ensuring program compliance.  He analyzes and monitors benchmark data and implements any salary changes in Workday.  Meshack partners with the Talent Management team to formulate offers for new hires, promotions and marked adjustments.  He manages the annual promotion and equity budget and partners with the Budget Office to maintain position control within Workday.  Meshack also supports the benefits program to ensure enrollment accuracy and provide support for new program launches.  Meshack coordinates the tuition reimbursement, assistance and remission program. 

 

 

Leshana Sydney
Benefits Specialist
ls103@wellesley.edu, x2212
Schedule a virtual meeting with Leshana

Leshana plays a key role in the administration of the College’s benefit programs for faculty, staff and union employees, including retirement and health and welfare benefits. This includes enrollments, terminations and changes in coverage. She also oversees the 403(b) Plan and Pension plan. Leshana also supports the annual benefits open enrollment process and assists with ensuring annual compliance requirements are met.


Systems/Data

JoAnne O'Beirne
Human Resources Information Specialist
jobeirne@wellesley.edu, x2231
Schedule a virtual meeting with JoAnne

JoAnne is responsible for entering employment changes in Workday for administrative, union, and casual wage employees and for benefit deductions for all benefits-eligible employees including faculty. She performs audits of this information in Workday to ensure accuracy. In addition, she is the point of contact for faculty and staff for additions or corrections in the College’s online directory. JoAnne is the initial contact in the Leave of Absence process and oversees the workers compensation program.