Leadership Team

William Brady
Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Resources Officer

Lead HR strategy for UMass Amherst.

Tim Cendrowski
Senior Director, HR Operations and Systems
(413) 545-6106

Provides functional oversight of all HRIS systems and leads all HR systems and data efforts.

Brian Harrington
Director of Labor Relations

Chief negotiator for PSU-A, NEPBA, IBPO and RA's. Responsible for grievances and other employment issues for those groups and all non-unit employees. Advise department heads and personnel officers on employment matters. Develop and modify policies and procedures for all employees.

Margaret Arsenault
Director, Workplace Learning & Development
(413) 545-5424

Director of Workplace Learning & Development, Organizational Development (OD) Consultant, Coaching, Focus on Supervision and Management

Joseph Connolly
Director, Partnership for Worker Education
(413) 545-1469

Director of The Partnership for Worker Education, Focus on Workplace Skills Development, Career Ladders Development, and Joint Partnership Efforts  

Corey Albert Griffin, Ph.D.
Director, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
(413) 545-0350

Corey is a psychologist who is Director of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at UMass.   She provides short-term psychotherapy and referrals to employees who are struggling with life transitions, life stressors and mental health issues.  She... more about Corey

Helen Bowler
Acting Labor Relations Director

Responsible for providing leadership and day to day administration of the Labor Relations Office,  working collaboratively with departments to achieve optimal solutions to labor issues. Serves as the point of contact for PSU-A and Police contracts in the absence of the Director.


Kevin Kerwood
Senior Director and Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer