Administration

The vice president of human resources and his administrative team are responsible for the overall direction, organization, services, staffing and performance of the Office of Human Resources.

Who We Are

Robin Switzer
Vice President, Human Resources
781-736-4489 Bernstein-Marcus 109
  • 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 directors in human resources and specific administrative staff report to the vice president.

Giovanna Abeiga
Giovanna Abeiga
Executive Administrator, Human Resources
781-736-4464 Bernstein-Marcus
  • Provides administrative support to the vice president of human resources.

  • Serves as vice president's designee for office budget management, office operations and officewide communications processes, both internally and across campus.

  • Consults on matters being brought to the Office of Human Resources, helps determine whom to access and provides other resource advice.

Molly Rose
Occupational Health Specialist
781-736-8757 Bernstein-Marcus 116
  • Responsible for COVID-19 protocols, including faculty and staff counseling on physical and mental health issues, and developing and providing guidance and policy recommendations regarding scaling up.

  • Serves as point of contact for all faculty and staff health returning to campus post-coronavirus, including appropriate testing; self-certification or other mechanisms to ensure the health and safety of employees and students; and contact tracing and reporting, while working closely with human resources, the health center and local and state departments of health.

  • Partners with staff from human resources and the health center in assisting with matters involving workers’ compensation, family medical leave, and accommodation of disabilities as well as supporting the audits of workplace hazards, equipment and management protocols.

Shilpa Shrestha
Shilpa Shrestha
HR Coordinator
781-736-4474 Bernstein-Marcus
  • In conjunction with the recruitment and talent coordinator, responsible for managing overall employment verifications and I-9/visa process.

  • Assists with onboarding tasks for new employees, including faculty and postdocs.

  • Responsible for front-desk coverage and fielding general and frequently asked questions regarding HR policies and procedures.

  • Assists with precollege summer programs and temporary employees not in precollege programs for Brandeis temporary employee hiring.

  • Works with departments and agencies to facilitate temporary hiring, initiates assignments and screens candidates.