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Skidmore College
Human Resources

 Human Resources Staff

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Janet Wood
Benefits Coordinator

Benefits administration and changes; workers' compensation; disability

Breann Oswald
Employment Coordinator


Faculty, staff and union employment administration; job listing/website; PeopleAdmin processing and tracking; job applicant assistance; job advertisements; advertising analysis; background checks; calendar for assistant director for employment

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Leslie Miakisz
HRIS and Payroll Coordinator

HR database and records administration (including new hire paperwork); unemployment; summer employment administration; employment verification; employee directory

 Brianna Herman
Brianna Herman
HR Assistant
Coordinates HR training/logistics and provides event management.  Provides budget and purchasing support for HR.  Administers Lending Library, Thoroughbred Thanks recognition program, acknowledges employee life events (new baby, get well) and administers memorial gift donations for employees and retirees.  Provides administrative support for the CHRO and Assistant Director of Employee Relations, Training & Development.

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Gretchen Steffan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Director for Employee Relations, Training and Development

Employee relations; performance management; organizational effectiveness; training and professional development; new employee orientation


Assistant Director for Labor Relations

Administration of collective bargaining agreements for six unions, including administering policies and procedures. Labor/management meetings and grievances.

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Saytra Green
Assistant Director for Employment, Compliance and Workforce Diversity

Employment, recruitment and hiring; workforce diversity; EEO; complaint procedures and investigations; unlawful harassment training

Laura Goodwin
Assistant Director for Benefits Administration, Compliance and Wellness
Benefits management; FMLA and paid family leave (PFL); employee wellness; retirement/retiree Counsel

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Deborah Clark
HRIS-Finance Programmer/Analyst
Supports Oracle and other systems for HR and Financial Services

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Nancy S. Bruno
Assistant Director for Compensation and HRIS
Compensation; PQ (job description) process; HR systems and data; web development and maintenance; organizational effectiveness


Chief Human Resources Officer

Leadership coaching; change management; employee relations; organizational effectiveness and design; labor relations; strategic planning