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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 our remarkable faculty and staff. The Office of Human Resources and our 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

Chief Human Resources Officer

Zach Arnold

Senior Director

Talent Acquisition

Michele Barrett

Director

University Benefits

Amy Happ

Director

HCM Transformation Project

Linda Heyward

Chief of Staff

Office of Human Resources

Michele Hill

Senior Director

Total Rewards

Jane Knickerbocker

Director

HR Communications

Kathy Miner

Director

University Human Resources Administrative Services

Dominica Ranieri

Executive Director

HR Strategic Initiatives

Dan Salamone

Senior Director

University Compensation

John Spuhler

Director

Labor Relations

Stephanie Von Bacho

Senior Director

Learning and Development, Clinical Enterprise

Rebecca Walters

Director

Employee Relations and Engagement

Dan Watson

Director

Organizational Change Management

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