What We Do

Administration is responsible for the overall direction, organization, services, staffing and performance of the Office of Human Resources.

Who We Are

Larry M. Lewellen
Interim, Vice President Human Resources

  • Responsible for the human resources function at Brandeis University, including but not limited to policies, benefit programs, compensation programs, recruiting/hiring/onboarding, HR training, labor and employee relations, operation of the HRIS system and relevant data, performance culture and well-being of employees.
  • All of the Directors in Human Resources and specific administrative staff report to the VPHR.
Robin Nelson-Bailey
Assistant Vice President, Special Projects
  • Reporting to the Vice President, the Assistant Vice President-Special Projects organizes and moves designated projects forward on behalf of OHR and other collaborating units.
  • Several of the current projects include (but are not limited to-these are examples) university responses and changes in policy and practice in alignment with the Department of Labor requirements; renewing and revitalizing our university-wide affirmation action plan and its intended meaning; recruitment for assigned key positions and working with assigned search committees; serving as overall liaison between OHR and the new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • The Assistant VP-Special Projects also serves as a campus-wide resource for questions and advice regarding all aspects of HR and the OHR office.
Giovanna Abeiga
Executive Administrator
  • The Executive Administrative role reports to and serves the needs of the Vice President HR.
  • The Executive Administrative role is also designated in an office management role as the VPHR designee for office budget management, office operations, office-wide communication process internally and with the university campus.
  • This role also serves as a resource to consult on matters being brought to OHR, whom to access, access to the VPHR and other HR resource advice.