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HR Business Partner Contacts

Every team at the University of Rochester has a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to serve employees’, management’s and leadership’s HR needs, and to partner with leadership to build a strong workforce and work environment.

HRBPs are immersed in the day-to-day of each department and effectively understand their unique needs and issues. HRBPs provide partnership and counsel in areas such as policy adherence, compensation, workforce planning, performance management, employee and leadership development, succession planning, and organizational development.

Get the contact information for your HRBP in the drop-downs below.

Find your Human Resources Business Partner

Each department at the University of Rochester is assigned a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to serve the team’s HR needs. Get contact information for your HRBP below.

Medical Center Teams & Contacts

Joshua Lehman – Associate Director, URMC HR – (585) 273-3949

Chris Walsh HR Business Partner (585) 784-9292 HIM – SMH Patient Financial Services – Finance – Census Management – MFG Business Office – Medical Staff Services – Access Center
Christine Petersen HR Business Partner (585) 315-7536 Marketing – Communication – Quality Assurance – ​​IT (MC and University) – Other Professionals Services
Charmaine Pionilla HR Business Partner (585) 276-3554 Biomedical Research – SMD – CHeT – CCHP – CTSI – Vivarium​ – Neurology – Neurosurgery – Department of Surgery
Amanda Wayne HR Business Partner (585) 276-6640 ​Ortho – Wound Center – Dermatology – Urology – Otolaryngology – PMR – Ophthalmology
Aliki Schimopoulou HR Business Partner (585) 276-5339 ​Imaging – Pharmacy
Estella Stubbs HR Business Partner (585) 275-2093 Food and Nutrition – Stores – Materials Mgmt. – MC Environmental Services – Patient Transport
José Ortiz HR Business Partner (585) 276-6634 Facilities – ESM – MAG – Parking – Power Plant – Public Safety – Facilities Finance and HR – Support Operations
Joshua Lehman Associate Director, URMC HR (585) 273-3949 MC Ops – Research/SMD -Regional Integration – Office of Counsel
Kris Ennis HR Business Partner (585) 784-7861 Primary Care
Marlie Clouden HR Business Partner (585) 276-6717 Wilmot Cancer Center – Director’s Office – Clinical Engineering
JaJen Teed HR Business Partner (585) 275-4643 Social Work – Behavioral Health

Gretchen Baumer – Associate Director, URMC HR – (585) 275-2537

Ashley Negron Senior HR Business Partner (585) 683-6471 ​OBGYN – OCC MED/Employee Health – Nursing (Gi – Neurology -Neuro Pain Center -Strong Internal Med – Infectious Disease – Ortho – AIR – PMR – Otolaryngology – Dermatology – Urology – Med Specialties)
Jamilyn Bradley Senior HR Business Partner (585) 275-2095 Critical Care, Emergency Medicine
Kimberly Evans-Dame HR Business Partner (585) 276-6221 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Luis Rivera HR Business Partner (585) 276-7750 Medicine – EIOH
Nicola Burroughs HR Business Partner (585) 276-4872 Pediatrics
Jean Rollins HR Business Partner (585) 275-4700 Cardiovascular – School of Nursing
Dena Guggino HR Business Partner (585) 273-2469 AHP – Anesthesiology – Adult PACU – Peri-Op – Sawgrass – Sterile Processing
Kimberly Phelps HR Business Partner (585) 629-8580 Nursing Med Surg- Nursing Psychiatry (Behavioral Health)

Non-Medical Center Teams & Contacts

Barbara Saat – Director, Human Resources – (585) 275-3874

Rhonda Smith Senior HR Business Partner (585) 275-3396 President’s Office, Provost’s Office, Institutional Resources, University Counsel, Ain Ctr., ASL, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Biology, Ctr. For Visual Science, Chaplain’s Office (UR), Data Science Consortium, Chemistry, Dance, ASE & Hajim-Dean’s Office, Grad. Studies, History, Economics, Finance-Budgets & Planning, Treasury, LLE (Co-support with Terra Buttram), Philosophy, Polish/Central European Studies, Registrar, Religion and Classics, Simon Business School, UAA, Wallis Institute, Office of Equity & Inclusion
Christine Ludwig HR Business Partner (585) 275-7756 Admissions, Enrollment and Financial Aid, Advancement, Communications (UR), Eastman School of Music, Memorial Art Gallery, Environmental Health and Safety, Global Engagement, Human Subject Protection, Purchasing, Counseling Center, University Health Service, Warner School
Kelly Engert HR Business Partner (585) 690-3274 Accounts Payable, Aux Operations-Dining, Biomedical Engineering, Bursars Office, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Comp Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Research and Project Admin, Research Accounting and Costing, Institute of Optics, Rush Rhees Libraries
Terra Buttram HR Business Partner (585) 273-3391 Academic Advising, Athletics and Recreation, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Career Center, CEIS, Goergen Inst. Data Science, Education Abroad, Psychology, Excellence Teach and Learn, Earth and Environmental Sciences, English, Disability Resources, Dean of Students, Political Science, SBA Institute, Student Activities, Writing, Speaking, Argument, LLE (Co-support with Rhonda Smith)
Barbara Saat Director, Human Resources (585) 275-3874 University Audit, UR Ventures
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