About Human Resources

Mission Statement

The mission of the Barnard College Human Resources Department is to support the advancement of Barnard’s goals, values and vision through staff recruitment and retention, training, benefits, compensation, and employee and labor relations.


Recruitment and Retention:

Support hiring managers in finding and keeping the best talent through efficient and compliant searches and, where appropriate, through promotion, job growth and reorganization.


Facilitate opportunities for development and professional growth through a variety of electronic, in-house and off-site training programs and a tuition assistance program.

Benefits and Compensation:

Ensure a competitive, compliant and fair total compensation package.

Employee and Labor Relations:

Foster positive relations and a productive, collegial working environment for all employee groups through fair employment policies and practice, and, where appropriate, the collective bargaining and mediation process.

For information about the area(s) of expertise and client group(s)
each staff member supports, please click here.

Catherine Geddis 
VP, Office of Human Resources
(212) 854-2551


Robin Beltzer 
Senior HR Manager, Academic Programs
(212) 854-7227

Subject expertise in Academic/Faculty issues. Primary HR representative for the following departments: Academic Departments, Office of the Provost, BCRW and BLAIS [IMATS].

Robin Fennell
HR Department Administrator
(212) 854-2552

Primary HR contact for all general HR inquiries including: Budget & Expense Administration, Employments Verification, Independent Contractors and Temporary Staffing.

Alexcia Gayle 
Employee & Labor Relations Director
(212) 854-0612

Subject expertise in Labor Relations.  Primary HR support for the following departments: BCIT and Campus Services [Events, Facilities, Public Safety].

Persida Hernandez 
Dir, HRIS & Compensation
(212) 854-6235

Subject expertise for all HRIS related issues, HR Metrics, Process Management, Reporting; includes: Health & Welfare, ESS [Employee Self-Service] and TimeSaver.



Jiny Kurian 
HR Associate
(212) 853-0467

Act as initial HR point of contact to welcome visitors, faculty and staff to campus.  Primary liaison to Communications Department and other COO unit staff responsible for communications.



Mike Malena 
HRIS Analyst
(212) 854-7361

Primary HR representative for HRIS related issues including: Faculty Appointment Processing, Colleague HR and Time & Attendance.

Benjamin Riendeau 
Senior HR Manager, Talent Management
(212) 854-1589

Subject expertise in Recruitment/Staffing. Primary HR representative for the following departments: Communications, Dean of the College [all departments reporting to DOC], Development [ Alumnae Relations], Office of General Counsel, Office of the President and People Admin.


Terryann Waldron 
Senior HR Manager for Benefits/Work Life
(212) 854-7345

Subject expertise in Benefts/Work Life.  Primary HR representative for the following deaprtments:  Finance and Office of Human Resources.