Contact List

Montclair State University
Division of Human Resources
1 Normal Avenue - Box CO 316
Montclair, N.J. 07043, USA                                 
(973) 655-5293
Fax: (973) 655-7210

Office of the Vice President 

Jerry CutlerJerry M. Cutler

Vice President for Human Resources
The Vice President for Human Resources provides leadership in the areas of Labor and Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Staffing, Affirmative Action/EEO and Diversity, Compensation, Payroll, Benefits, Organizational Development and Training, and Human Resource Information Technology Systems. The Vice President is the President’s principal advisor on human resources policy and is the primary source of guidance on human resources matters for the University’s vice presidents and deans.  

Jerry can be contacted at:
E-mail: cutlerje@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 4227 

Gilbert Rivera headshotGilbert Rivera

Associate Vice President for Human Resources
The AVP for Human Resources is responsible for overseeing the administration of Payroll/Benefits, Employee Relations and Staffing. In addition, the AVP for Human Resources is also is responsible for the overall management of programs, policies and procedures as well as negotiations, contract administration and dispute resolution. 

Gilbert can be contacted at:
E-mail: riverag@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 5317

Marisol De La Paz

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Human Resources
Marisol provides secretarial support and schedules appointments and meetings for the Vice President for Human Resources. She is also responsible for all HR procurement, managerial timekeeping, office scheduling and mail distribution.

 

Marisol can be contacted at:
E-mail:delapazm@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 4227 

Monica Tejada headshotMonica 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:
E-mail: Tejedam@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 5547

 

Marc Semler headshotMarc Semler

HR Systems Administrator
Marc maintains the Human Resource System database, audits information for accuracy, provides information to Information Technology for the on-line directory (updated nightly), and provides HR information to the University administration, federal and state agencies, unions, etc. He also oversees the Web for Employees product.

Marc can be contacted at:
E-mail: semlerm@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 4055

 

Office of Employee Relations

Lynarkah Stephen headshotLynarkah Stephen

Assistant Director of Staffing and Employee Relations
Lynarkah is responsible for tasks related to the operation , coordination, administration and maintenance of Human Resources projects related to Civil Service procedures, the labor-management process, staffing, coordination of the PAR process, management of the Human Resources website and serves as the vendor and IT liaison.

Lynarkah can be contacted at:
E-mail: stephenl@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 4498

 

Office of University Staffing Services

Catherine Bongo headshotCatherine Bongo

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Operations
Cathy is responsible for the administrative operations for all areas within the Division of Human Resources, which includes compensation, classification, managerial performance evaluation and reappointments, coaching and counseling and the development of HR policies, procedures and practices.  As HR Team Lead of the OneMontclair initiative, she provides leadership and general management for the HR system implementation.

Cathy can be contacted at:
E-mail: bongoc@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 7137

 

Keesha Chavis headshotKeesha Chavis

Director of University Staffing Services
Keesha directs the staffing function for civil service/classified positions. Serves as consultant and advisor to hiring managers on recruitment, retention, performance management and separation of civil service employees. Oversight responsibilities for Performance Assessment Review process, New Hire In-processing and Orientation activities for full-time faculty and staff.

Keesha can be contacted at:
E-mail: chavisk@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 7632

‌Sharonda Crenshaw

Human Resources Staff Assistant
Sharonda is responsible for providing a variety of support to the staffing services team. She is responsible for processing unclassified employee input and provides customer service for a variety of Human Resources topics.

Sharonda can be contacted at:
E-mail: crenshaws@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 7136

 

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, Limited Duration, Temporary Service, 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:
E-mail: arriagaz@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 7138

Brittany Gannon

Brittany Gannon, Human Resources Assistant (P/T) responsible for performing a range of staff and /or operational support activities as assigned.

Brittany can be contacted at:
Ext. 5324 

Office of Organizational Development and Training

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:
E-mail: matteisc@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 6856 


Lorin Mask headshotLorin Mask

Director of Learning and Development
Lorin is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and facilitating training programs for managerial staff to support their competency in areas management and leadership skills critical to the University.  She assists in consulting with various campus constituencies on organizational issues supporting individual, team and department effectiveness. 

Lorin can be contacted at:
E-mail: maskl@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 2045

 

Office of Benefits and Payroll Services

Patricia Kelly headshotPatricia Kelly‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

Director of Employee Services for Payroll and Benefits
Pat directs the day to day operations of group benefit programs and oversees payroll processing in compliance with federal and state laws and University policies. Pat works to provide a framework for the exchange of vital information while insuring that integrity and confidentiality is maintained for all aspects of benefits and payroll.

Pat can be contacted at:
E-mail: kellyp@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 7141

 

Cindy Tarallo

Assistant Director, Payroll and Benefits
Cindy provides direction and leadership to ensure the smooth operation of the day-to-day operations of the Payroll and Benefits departments which includes the responsibility for processing payroll and overseeing health & dental benefits, pension enrollment activities of the university in accordance with State and Federal guidelines.

Cindy can be reached at:
E-mail: Taralloc@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 4244

 

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:
E-mail: patelk@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 7157


Troy Lopez headshotTroy Lopez‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

Principal Payroll Clerk
Troy is responsible for processing the hourly and limited duration employee timesheets as well as the student payroll.  

Troy can be contacted at:
E-mail: lopeztr@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 7142

 

Carla Durante

Senior Payroll Clerk
Carla is responsible for professional specialist (Q) payments.  She also maintains leave balances for all University staff and ensures the accuracy of pension calculations for Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS). Carla works with the Facilities Division in Kronos data entry on our HRS system.

Carla can be reached at:
E-mail: durantec@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 7653

 

Cristhina Barrera

Payroll Staff Assistant
Cristhina is responsible for providing general administrative support to Payroll Staff members. Her primary assistance is in the processing of Student Pay and Supplemental payments made to employees.

 


Cristhina can be contacted at:
E-Mail: Barrerac@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 3238

 

Employee Benefits

Helen Caruso headshotHelen Caruso

Benefits Specialist
Helen is responsible for University health insurance enrollments and assists in pension administration. She serves as liaison to the State Department of Personnel on various benefits issues. She also provides customer service.

Helen can be contacted at:
E-mail: carusoh@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 4394

 

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.

Diane can be contacted at:
E-mail: gasparatosd@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 4395

 

Betty Paulino

Benefits Representative
Betty is responsible for 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:
E-mail: paulinob@mail.montclair.edu 
Ext. 7396

   

Office of Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action and Diversity

Barbara Milton headshotBarbara Milton

Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity.
Barbara is responsible for the overall direction of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity. She hears complaints of a discriminatory nature; participates in the hiring process by monitoring recruitment of faculty and staff; provides assistance to department managers on diversity issues, and monitors contract compliance. She also provides leadership for and oversight of broader diversity initiatives

Barbara can be contacted at:
E-mail: miltonb@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 4349

 

Karla Paredes headshotKarla Paredes

Secretarial Support
Karla provides secretarial support to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity.



Karla can be contacted at:

E-mail: paredesk@mail.montclair.edu
Ext. 4165