Contact List

Montclair State University
Division of Human Resources
Overlook Corporate Center
3rd Floor, 150 Clove Road
Little Falls, N.J. 07424, USA
Fax: 973-655-7210

Office of the Vice President for Human Resources

Junea Williams-Edmund

‌Junea Williams-Edmund

Acting Vice President for Human Resources
Junea provides leadership in the areas of Labor and Employee Relations, Affirmative Action/EEO and Diversity, Talent Acquisition, Staffing, Compensation, Payroll, Benefits, Organizational Development and Training, and Human Resource Information Technology Systems, and is the primary source of guidance on human resources matters for the University's senior leadership. 

Junea can be contacted at:
Ext. 6910

Heather Jenkins-McClain

Executive Assistant to the Acting Vice President for Human Resources
Provide high level confidential administrative support to the Vice President for Human Resources and perform basic functions i.e., maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, answering telephone and routing calls appropriately, preparing weekly report updates from staff, ordering office supplies and monitoring centralized office supply inventory, assist with the HR budget process and responsible for all HR financial management processes.

Heather can be contacted at:
Ext. 4227

Lynarkah Stephen headshotLynarkah Stephen

Director of Human Resources for University Facilities
Lynarkah is responsible for the administration of the Division of University Facilities employee relations program in the areas of negotiations, contract administration, civil service matters, dispute resolution, training and employee relation's communications.

Lynarkah can be contacted at:
Ext. 3865

Nia Rogers

Human Resources Coordinator, University Facilities

Nia can be contacted at:
Ext. 6872

Employee Relations

Eric Carr

Director of Employee Relations
Employee Relations, Negotiations, Contract administration, Civil Service matters, Dispute resolution.

Eric can be reached at:


Payroll Services

Lauren Schuh

Director of Payroll
Lauren is responsible for providing operational, managerial, and strategic direction for the payroll function with emphasis on driving accurate and timely payroll results, in compliance with State and Federal and University regulations. Lauren strives towards evaluating, developing, recommending, and implementing payroll processes, and system enhancements designed to improve business processes within the department.

Lauren can be reached at:
Ext. 3840   

Daniel Beck

Associate Director of Payroll
Employee tax records, Time Keeping.

Daniel can be reached at:
Ext. 3689

Troy Lopez headshotTroy Lopez

Principal Payroll Clerk
Troy is responsible for Direct deposits, Meal plans and Recreation Center.  

Troy can be contacted at:
Ext. 7142

Kalpana Patel

Payroll Coordinator
Kalpana is responsible for ensuring that benefits and deductions are correct on the University HRS Computer System. She serves as liaison and coordinator between Human Resources and the Payroll Department and ensures the accuracy of and mailing out of all W-2s annually. She is also responsible for adjunct and visiting specialist payrolls; child support, garnishments and tax levy processing.

Kalpana can be contacted at: 
Ext. 7157

Carla Durante

Senior Payroll Clerk
Carla is responsible for Time and Attendance, Terminations and Retirement payouts.

Carla can be reached at:
Ext. 7653

Stephanie Dilone

Payroll Coordinator
Time and Attendance, Leave of absences and Jury Duty Notifications.

Stephanie can be reached at:
Ext. 4229


Employee Benefits

Betty Paulino

Associate Director of Benefits
Betty oversees the supervision of personnel within the Benefits Departments and Administers the operation of benefits to include, but not limited to, the enrollment and termination of employee benefits including problem analysis and resolution. She is responsible for University health insurance enrollments and assists in pension administration and serves as liaison to the State Department of Personnel on various benefits issues. Betty is also responsible FMLA/ADA in coordinating, administering, and overseeing the University's Workers Compensation program and medical leave programs. She coordinates and processes all FMLA & NJFLA leaves, and all workers compensation claims. She counsels and assists supervisors and employees in these processes.

Betty can be contacted at:
Ext. 7396

Zania Chambers

Human Resources Assistant, University Facilities
Medical Leave programs, Compensation claims, Emplyee Benefits for Health Insurance and Pension Enrollments.

Zania can be contacted at:
Ext. 4217

Marissa Ekback

Benefits Specialist
Marissa handles the day to day administration of employee benefits which includes enrollment for new hires, status changes and open enrollment, auditing, educating employees on benefit plans and fields calls on medicare and retiree medical benefits.

Marissa can be contacted at:
Ext: 3014

Diane Gasparatos headshotDiane Gasparatos

Program Assistant
Diane provides processing enrollment of faculty and special staff into the retirement system. She serves as a liaison to the State Department of Personnel on various benefits issues and also provides customer service.  NJ State Pension Benefits (PERS/ABP) enrollment and Employee Discount program.

Diane can be contacted at:
Ext. 4395


Talent Management

Keesha Chavis headshotKeesha Chavis

Assistant Vice President for Talent Management
The unit is comprised of Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Training, Classification and Compensation, and Performance Management. Talent Management will provide “one stop” access to important services, leverage the synergies between units, and support the University's people-focused goals and initiatives. 

Keesha can be contacted at:
Ext. 7632‌

Charlie Matteis headshotCharlie Matteis

Director of Organizational Development and Training
Charlie directs the Office of Organizational Development and Training. He provides consulting services to various campus constituencies on organizational issues impacting the effective operation of the University.  In addition, he designs, develops, implements and facilitates training programs.

Charlie can be contacted at:
Ext. 6856

Alicia Colasuonno

Floor Coordinator

Serves as the initial point of contact for floor-related business inquiries by greeting all visitors and assisting them with requests or directing them to the appropriate person/department.

Alicia can be contacted at:
Ext. 3831

Aime Becerra

Human Resources assistant

Serves as a Human Resources Assistant in the Human Resources Department. She assists with covering the reception area and I-9 processing. After graduating from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree in International Business, she has performed different roles within the functional areas of human resources, mainly recruiting and staffing. She possesses a strong desire to explore the business’s operations and strategies across this department. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Linguistics at Montclair State University.

Aime can be contacted at:
Ext. 3832

Monica Tejeda

Director of Talent Acquisition
Monica is responsible for overseeing the Talent Acquisition function. She partners with hiring managers across the University to source, identify and attract talent to the University for current and future hiring needs. She also partners with hiring managers and HR on business objectives, provides insight on best recruitment practices and strategy to successfully fill open positions, while remaining committed to the University’s value of diversity and inclusion.

Monica can be contacted at:
Ext. 5547


P/T Recruiter

HRIS/Workday Operations

Marc Semler headshotMarc Semler

HR Systems Administrator
In the Workday system, Marc handles security (who can see/act on data), business process maintenance, supervisory organization structure, EIBs, and troubleshooting.  He also handles all report writing for the University administration, federal and state agencies, unions, etc.

Marc can be contacted at:
Ext. 4055

Lorie Friedman

Payroll Services and Workday Operations Manager
Workday Systems data and Integrations application.

Lorie can be contacted at:
Ext. 4498

Brittany Gannon

Workday Operations Coordinator
Brittany is part of the Workday Operations team and handles day-to-day operations as well as projects and assignments. She assists with data loads, system audits and validations, reporting, system testing, configuration and end user issues. Serves as service desk technical support and Banner/PeopleSoft support liaison.

Brittany can be contacted at:
Ext. 5324

Ariel Murakhovsky

Workday Operational Support Specialist
Workday Reporting and Transactions.

Ariel can be contacted at:
Ext. 3834

Classification, Compensation and Performance

Bindu John

Director, Classification, Compensation & Performance
Bindu is responsibile for directing the administration of managerial, unclassified, and classified staffing operations and ensuring compliance with multiple collective bargaining agreements, University policies, and federal/state laws impacting Human Resources.

Bindu can be contacted at:
Ext. 3947

Zoila Arriaga headshotZoila Rosario

Human Resources Coordinator
Zoila is responsible for providing administrative and technical support to Human Resources Operations, Staffing Services and all other areas within the Division of Human Resources.  Prepares and maintains HR Board of Trustee reports, HR divisional reports, managerial and professional staff reappointment letters, contracts and University organizational charts. Processes Adjunct Faculty appointments and maintains class schedules.  Processes assignments for Graduate Assistants, Temporary Professional Staff, Teaching Assignment(s) for Managerial, Professional and Administrative Staff, Winter and Summer session employees.  Processes deductions for union dues, administers the NJ Transit Program, assists faculty and staff with additions to their web pages and advises and resolves issues with employee Personal Identification Numbers (PIN).

Zoila can be contacted at:
Ext. 7138

Karen Brack

Human Resources
The primary focus of the HR Coordinator is to provide professional administrative support for all HR matters associated with faculty, managerial and professional staff.

Karen can be contacted at:
Ext. 7136

Carmen Lopez

Human Resources Coordinator
Carmen provides professional level of human resources assistance in the areas of Employee Relations, Compensation, Classification, Performance, and EEO/Affirmative Action. Generates Applicant Flow, EEO and Source reports in iCIMS (and Workday) for all professional staff/managerial searches. Produces comprehensive spreadsheets and presentations for EEO/Affirmative Action projects.  Track new position announcements and prepare initiating memos to appointing administrators or search committee chairs.  Generates and tracks Affirmative Action reports and provide periodic support to the President’s Commission on Affirmative Action.  Serve as backup for job postings, updating candidate records, submitting background checks, coordinating New Employee Orientation, and scheduling candidate interviews.  Support HR staff with letters and appointment paperwork and assist with the completion of the I-9 process, as backup. 

Carmen can be contacted at:
Ext. 3705

Karen Castaneda

Human Resources Coordinator
Background checks, Position advertisements, Faculty Onboarding, Civil Service Classification, Recruitment and Performance Management, Tuition Program, Hiring/Onboarding, I-9 processing.

Karen can be contacted at:
Ext. 4322

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action and Diversity

Junea Williams-Edmund

Acting Vice President for Human Resources
Junea serves in a leadership role advancing the University’s EEO and Affirmative Action efforts (including recruitment best practices), ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations, and maintaining productive relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies.  Junea also leads efforts to conceive of and develop capabilities related to organizational effectiveness and transformations.

Junea can be contacted at:
Ext. 6910