Human Resources Newsletter

Stonehill College Human Resources Newsletter

Autumn 2014

Inside this Issue:

  • Message from the HR Director
  • Human Resources 2014-2015 HR Calendar
  • Performance Management Documents
  • John Allen, Vatican Analyst and Boston Globe Columnist, to visit Stonehill
  • HR Related Forms/ Information
  • New Benefit for HMO Members!
  • TIAA-Cref
  • Lee Denim Day - October 3rd
  • Tufts 10k for Women
  • Tuition Exchange and Remission Forms Due
  • Address Change Reminder
  • EAP Benefit Tip - Providing Care to Older Adults
  • Touch of Kindness
  • Welcome/ Changes/ Farewell

Message from HR Director

Welcome back to our returning community members from what I hope was a pleasant and restful summer.   For those new to our community, welcome. We look forward to the many talents you will bring to our campus.

Welcome to the first HR newsletter of this academic year. Within this newsletter you will read about our new consult-a-doctor benefit for our HMO members and will learn about some of the community events planned in the HR calendar. I am pleased to note the HR office will continue to offer monthly office hours in the Duffy Academic Building (please see the HR calendar for dates and times).   The HR office will also continue to offer extended office hours from 7:30am to 4:30pm.

I remind you that we will publish this newsletter quarterly, but will update the HR calendar online. Please also visit our website for useful information regarding benefits, forms and policies.   I have provided an abbreviated HR quick guide to help you determine which member of the HR team can assist you with your question(s) (full guide can be found on our website).

Pat Anzelmo                         Ext. 1091          Recruitment & Leaves of Absence

Lisa Conroy                          Ext. 1336          Benefits, Labor Relations & Tuition benefits

Kathy Falcone                     Ext. 1532            Athletic Recruitment & Benefits

Shayla Jordan                       Ext. 1032            Faculty Recruitment & Performance Management

Maryann Perry                    Ext. 1106              Employee relations, Policies and Wage & Salary

Lynne Thomas                      Ext. 1105            Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation

We look forward to continuing to foster strong partnerships with all members of the Stonehill College community.   Please remember we are always available to address your needs; please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes for a successful academic year.

Maryann Biedak-Perry

Human Resources 2014 – 2015 HR Calendar

Now available online here.

Performance Management Documents

As you may recall, FY14 final evaluations and FY15 performance plans were due to the Office of Human Resources by Friday August 15, 2014. If you have not yet submitted your direct reports’ documents, please do so as soon as possible. If you have not yet completed this process, extensions are available upon request. However, you must contact our office as soon as possible to discuss these options.

For more details about the entire performance management program, review the following link: Performance Management

"Is Change Coming? Pope Francis and His Potential Impact on the American Church and Beyond"

Vatican analyst and Boston Globe columnist, John Allen, will give a lecture on the popular appeal and growing impact of Pope Francis. The lecture will take place at 7 pm, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the Martin Auditorium, with a reception to follow. All are welcome!

HR Related Forms/Information

The Office of Human Resources is glad to service your needs in person or by calling the department at ext. 1105. However, we also know that often people simply wish to get a form they need or refer to a policy. Many employee related forms and information can be found on the Employee Services tab of myHill, HR Quicklinks. Some of the commonly requested forms and information that are located in the Quicklink section include:

  • Accident report form
  • General benefit information
  • Contact our staff
  •  Current employment openings Employee handbookEmployee recognition program
  •  HR calendar
  • HR Newsletters
  • PeopleAdmin
  • Performance management
  • Tuition benefits.

New Benefit for HMO Members!

It’s called Consult a Doctor Plus and it gives you unlimited, 24/7 access to the care you need from your phone or computer… saving you time and money!

  • Talk to a doctor in 14 minutes, on average
  • No deductibles and no copays
  • Get prescriptions, diagnosis and treatment plans
  •  Connect anytime by phone, video or app
  • Unlimited use with no per-call fees
  •  For you and your entire family!

Imagine a world without waiting rooms.  Now, you can! Consult a Doctor Plus, powered by Teladoc, provides you with phone, video and mobile app access to licensed, US based physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Need medical advice at 2 am or a prescription while traveling?  Consult a Doctor Plus delivers the finest physician care – anytime, anywhere, anyone.  

It’s convenient, saves money and it gives you peace of mind. You’ll now have 24/7/365 access to US Board Certified Doctors. There are no waiting rooms, closed offices or waiting for appointments. You’ll have on-demand access by phone, video or mobile app and you’ll avoid costly Urgent Care or ER visits and have unlimited access with no additional per call charges. Lastly, your entire family is covered (up to 6 total members) and you’ll receive answers in minutes rather than days or months and it comes with 100% acceptance and no limitations on usage.

If you haven’t activated your account yet, you can get started here:

If you have any questions about your new benefit, please contact Member Services at (855) 401-2635 or email them at

TIAA-CREF Reminder

Have you reached or soon will reach your one-year anniversary with Stonehill College? If so, please make sure you sign up with Human Resources for the retirement benefit offered to eligible employees. For more information, please click the link below: Retirement Benefits

Please note, all employees have to initiate enrollment and sign a Salary Reduction Agreement with Human Resources in order to begin this benefit.

If you have questions about your eligibility or the program itself, please contact Lisa Conroy, Assistant Director of HR, ext. 1336.

Stonehill Selects October 3rd to Recognize Lee Denim Day® on Campus

Lee Denim Day® has become a tradition here at Stonehill College.  Over the past 6 years our community has raised just over $5,000.00.  Each year our contribution to this program has increased and this year our goal is to raise a minimum donation of $500 for American Cancer Society®.  In addition to our monetary donation, it is our goal to increase the number of employees who participate.  Thank you in advance for your support.

For those of you who are new to Stonehill College, Lee National Denim Day is our way of collecting funds to help support National Breast Cancer Month. This year, we selected Friday, October 3rd, to recognize this event, the same day that numerous organizations will be recognizing Lee Denim Day.  For your donation of $5.00 you can wear jeans to work.  We, along with thousands of others across the country, get to wear our favorite jeans to work to fight cancer!

So, where does this money go? The net proceeds from Lee National Denim Day will benefit the American Cancer Society®.  Your Denim Day® donation will help the American Cancer Society support life-saving screenings in communities nationwide; provide hope and care to those traveling away from home for cancer treatment; and invest in groundbreaking cancer research.  To learn more go to or

Stay tuned for Stonehill's Lee Denim Day Registration coming soon.

Start Strong. Finish Stronger. - Tufts 10K for Women - October 13, 2014!

The Employee Wellness Committee, in collaboration with Tufts Health Plan, is once again pleased to sponsor ten (10) Stonehill employees to participate in the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women  on October 13, 2014. Join your colleagues in making a commitment to your health and fitness!

As members of Stonehill’s corporate team, the first 10 employees to respond will receive:

  • Complimentary registration (a $45 Value)
  • Tufts 10K official long sleeve T Shirt
  • Official Bib Number and ChronoTrack B-Tag

Tufts 10K--The Basics

The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women is held every year on Columbus Day. The 6.2 mile race is open to women and men of all ages and abilities, and participants may walk or run the route. All race-day activities, including the start and finish line, are on or around Boston Common. The race begins at 12 noon and will follow its traditional route along the Charles River through Boston and Cambridge. For the past 38 years, the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women has encouraged tens of thousands of women to make changes towards a healthier lifestyle. Take this opportunity to set the bar high, achieve your personal best, and surprise yourself by what you can accomplish. The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women lets us celebrate old friendships while making new friends for life.  For more information on the event, please visit

If you would like to be considered for Stonehill corporate participation, please email Shayla Jordan at or call ext. 1032.

Tuition Exchange and Remission Applications Due to HR October 24th

Please be advised that applications for both the Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission Programs for the 2015-2016 Academic Year will be due in the HR Office by 4:30 pm on Friday October 24, 2014.

Tuition Exchange (“TE”) is a scholarship program open to dependent children of eligible Stonehill College employees.  Under the TE benefit program, eligible dependents of employees may apply for tuition scholarships at more than 650 other TE member institutions nationwide. Since the number of Stonehill TE exchanges in any academic year is limited, recipients are selected on a basis of prioritized eligibility criteria described within the tuition exchange guidelines found on the HR Website. Please be advised that filling out the application forms below does not guarantee eligibility or admission.

For all eligible employees who would like to request Tuition Exchange for the first time for the 2015-2016 academic year, please click here: Tuition Exchange Initial Award Application for 2015-2016(.doc). 

For all eligible employees who would like to request Tuition Exchange recertification/renewal for the 2015-2016 academic year, please click here:  Tuition Exchange Award Renewal for 2015-2016(.doc). All Applicants for TE will be notified by early December 2014.

Tuition Remission (“TR”) is open to the spouse and dependent children of eligible employees. Eligible dependent children of employees may apply for 100% tuition credit at Stonehill College or other participating Congregation of Holy Cross institutions.

All eligible employees who will be requesting Tuition Remission for their dependents for the 2015-2016 academic year will need to complete the form located here: Tuition Remission Notification Form.

Please note that Tuition Remission may only be granted for those employees’ dependents attending Stonehill College, King’s College in PA or Our Lady of Holy Cross in LA. Please be advised that filling out the Notification Form does not guarantee eligibility or admission.

If you have any questions about either the TE or TR benefit or process please contact Lisa Conroy at ext. 1336.  For more information about all of the tuition benefits offered at Stonehill, follow the link below to: Tuition Benefits

Address Change Reminder

Please let this serve as a reminder that all employees are encouraged to update their address, on and off campus (as applicable), provide up to date contact information as well as provide emergency contact information via the Employee Self-Service portal via myhill. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Office of Human Resources, at ext. 1105

EAP Benefit Tip – Providing Care to Older Adults

When events such as a medical crisis impact your parents or older relatives, their need for assistance is obvious. But sometimes, family members may miss the more subtle day-to-day indicators that an older relative needs help. LifeScope, where there's more to life can help you learn how to recognize the signs and provide resources to help with the caregiving and aging processes.

LifeScope is a free, confidential program available to you, your family and household members, to help you balance work, family and personal life.

LifeScope, where there's more to life offers: 

  • 24/7 telephonic access to Caregiving Specialists 
  • Matched referrals, as well as self-search locators, for elder care services
  • Articles and tips sheets with important information on caregiving and healthy aging
  • Resource links to caregiver organizations and supports
  • Checklists to evaluate senior day care and elder housing
  • Confidential counseling support

24/7 Toll-free line: 800-828-6025
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According to the National Council on Aging, 29% of the US population will need to care for a disabled, chronically ill, or aging relative in the coming year.

You may also be interested in viewing the following articles, which can be found by logging on to with your institution username and password, and clicking on the 'Monthly Communications' button on the top left corner of the homepage.

"Conversation Strategies to Use When Talking to Older Adults"- It is often a challenge to discuss difficult issues that involve change, especially when the change involves loss of independence. When approaching an older relative with concerns about health and safety, it's important to respect and honor one's dignity in all conversations. This tip sheet offers strategies to ensure that all parties feel respected and heard.

"Elder Caregiving: Adjusting to Your New Role"- Most caregivers enter into the caregiving experience unprepared to deal with the responsibilities, not to mention the feelings associated with these responsibilities. This tip sheet acknowledges the changes and challenges you-and your older relative-may be facing, and offers tips to help you adjust to your new role.

"Providing Care to Older Adults"- Every caregiving situation is different, so it is important to access the types of support that are right for you and your family. LifeScope can assist with providing resources and referrals to meet your needs: from in-home and residential services to caregiver supports and elder law attorneys. This tip sheet provides descriptions of the types of services you may need to access.

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Stonehill’s Employee Recognition Program

A Touch of Kindness, is a program where members of our community recognize each other for their random act of kindness, caring or support.

In July, August, and early September, a few colleagues were nominated for their act of kindness. The following colleagues have been recognized for their kindness: Julia Fortes, Peggy Pigeon, Jose Martinez and Donna Myles.

Have you recently observed an act of kindness and caring? Recognize it today at Employee Recognition.

Welcome New Hires

06/01/2014– 08/31/2014

Academic Affairs Division

Nicholas Block

Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Piyush Chandra

Associate Professor of Economics

Jenene Cook

Center for Teaching & Learning Intern

John B Duggan

Teaching Fellow of Business

Barbara Casey

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

John Dennehy

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Elizabeth Feldman

Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Devin Fitzgerald

Adjunct Professor of History

Martha Hauff

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science

Jayne Kelleher

Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Administration

Erik Kowalski

Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

So Young Kwon

Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Jennifer Lange

Adjunct Professor of Education

Jon Lee

Adjunct Professor of Writing

Katherine Marsland

Adjunct Professor of Business

Megan Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Rosemary Murphy

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

Cheryl Oliver

Adjunct Professor of Education

Bonnie Pomfret

Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Daniel Rogers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Katherine Shannon

Adjunct Professor of Communication

Adeline Soldin

Adjunct Professor of Foreign Languages

Courtney Spencer

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Eva Stanton

Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Marquis Taylor

Adjunct Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Ellie Wee

Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts


Enrollment Management and Marketing

Samuel Carter

 Admission Counselor

Abigail Meachem

 Assistant Director of Admission

Liliana Ornelas

Associate Dean of Admission, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment

Thomas Savageau

Admission Counselor

David Tobias

Dean of Admission

Casey Wheeler

Admission Counselor


Student Affairs Division

Richard Bevington

Residence Director

Joseph Cefalo

Assistant Football Coach

Michael Hauser

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Laura Kennedy

Advanced Practice Clinician

Marc Maloney

Head Women's Tennis Coach

Rebecca Ramirez

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Morgan Thatcher

Assistant Volleyball Coach


Farewell to Employees

06/01/2014 – 08/31/2014

Academic Affairs Division

Barbara Urbanus

Catalog Assistant

George Branigan

Associate Professor of Education

Patricia Neagle

Administrative Assistant II

Mary Boyd

Administrative Assistant II

Donna Driscoll

Administrative Assistant II

Barbara Anzivino

Laboratory Director

Richard Gariepy

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Robert Pritchard

Teaching Fellow of Economics

Kyle McElhoney

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Maggie Labinski

Teaching Fellow of Philosophy

Dana Keith

Circulation Assistant Overnight

Dana Wilson

Assistant Director of Center for Writing and Academic Achievement

Leslie Goldberg

Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Darcy Lynch

Associate Director of Academic Services and Advising


Enrollment Management and Marketing Division

Kathryn Dykas

Senior Admission Counselor

Evan Grenier

Assistant Dean of Admission

Luis Rosa

Assistant Dean of Admission for Multicultural Recruitment

Donna Sempolinski

Admission Coordinator


Finance Division

Richard Babbitt

Mechanic III

Koren Kanadanian

Emergency Planning Project Manager/Campus Police Officer

Christine Ladner


Richard Murray

Lead Groundskeeper

Sean O'Connor

Communications Officer

James Pechilis


David Pereira

HVAC Mechanic III


Mission Division

Claire Sullivan

Office Manager


Student Affairs Division

Jatnna Amador

Program Coordinator

Pamela Arpe

Assistant Athletic Director

Elaine Bleckley

Advanced Practice Clinician

Brent Kasabian

Assistant Football Coach

Braelan O'Toole

Assistant Volleyball Coach

John Rodriguez

Residence Director

Paula Sullivan

Assistant Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports


Changes/Promotions on Campus

06/01/2014 – 08/31/2014

Academic Affairs Division

James Bohn

Teaching Fellow of Visual & Performing Arts

Carlos Curley

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

Maria Curtin             

Dean of Faculty

Nicole Cyr                 

Assistant Professor of Biology

Joseph Dacey

Director of Academic Services and Advising

Richard Dufault

Assistant Director of Academic Services and Advising

Robert Dugan

Professor of Computer Science

Kimberly Del Sesto

Chemistry Laboratory Director

Nathaniel DesRosiers

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Tiffany Enos

Assistant Director of Academic Services and Advising

William Ewell               

Associate Professor of Political Science

Richard Finnegan               

Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Frances Foote                      

Administrative Assistant II(Education)/AACSB Coordinator

Hilary Gettman         

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Karl Giberson                    

Scholar-in-Residence in Science & Religion

Katharine Harris

Lab Preparer

Hossein Kazemi        

Professor of Economics

David Kinsey                       

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Anne Mattina                       

Professor of Communication

Jingzhi Meng                       

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Cristy Morgan           

Assistant Professor of Visual & Performing Arts

Andrea Opitz                       

Assistant Professor of English

Margaret Pierce       

Associate Professor of Education

John Pestana                        

Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Services and Registrar

Kevin Piskaldo

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Lisa Redpath                        

Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts

Ann Marie Rocheleau

Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology

Peter Ubertaccio      

Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs

Michael Sale

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

James Wadsworth    

Professor of History

Susan Wall

Coordinator of the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement


Enrollment Management & Marketing

Heather Steliga

Assistant Dean for Admission



Sarah Varadian

Director of the Center for Nonprofit Management


Student Affairs

Samuel Boynton

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Kenneth Goodwin

Assistant Football Coach

Daniel McDowell

Residence Director

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