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About Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources helps drive the University's success. Learn about our mission and our leadership team.

Working together to make a better world

As the largest private employer in upstate New York and the fifth-largest employer in New York State, the University of Rochester recognizes the value of its remarkable faculty and staff. The Office of Human Resources and its leadership team are proud to support employees across the organization as they dedicate their careers to the University’s mission to learn, discover, heal, create, and make the world ever better.

The HR Leadership Team

Kathy Gallucci

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Zach Arnold


University Talent Recruitment

Michele Barrett


University Benefits

Samantha Burkett

Communications Manager

Human Resources

Jim Dobbertin

Interim Director

HR Systems Optimization and HRMS

Sonya Garlington


University Compensation

Michele Hill

Senior Director

University Benefits

Michelle Lewis


Learning & Organizational Development

Kathy Miner


University Human Resources Administrative Services

Barb Saat


Univiversity Human Resources Services

Dan Salamone

Interim Senior Director

University Compensation

John Spuhler


Labor Relations

Stephanie Von Bacho

Senior Director

Learning and Development, Clinical Enterprise

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