Leadership Team

William Brady
Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Resources Officer
413-545-6124

Leads HR strategy for UMass Amherst.

Kevin Kerwood
Senior Director and Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
413-545-9822

Provides leadership for classification, compensation, and talent acquisition functions.  Responsible for leading strategic initiatives and a framework of continuous improvement.

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

Provides leadership and technical expertise in HRIS systems, payroll, and all HR transactions.

Susan Weldon
Senior Director, Employee Engagement
(413) 545-0174

Provides leadership in areas of employee engagement, training and development, employee recognition, and wellness programs.

Alexcia Gayle
Senior Director of HR Partnerships and Labor Relations
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, Employee Counseling and Consultation Office
(413) 545-0350

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

Kelly Pleasant
Benefits Manager
(413) 545-1478

Can assist with questions about insurances, retirement, workers' compensation, unemployment, personnel records, employee family/medical leave application process, Sick Leave Banks and general paycheck questions; administrates the MSP and Non-Unit Sick Leave Banks.

Sonja Streeter
HR Operations Manager
(413) 545-1650