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Smith College’s Office of Human Resources is committed to providing solutions and partnerships that enhance the employee experience and foster an engaging working environment for every member of the Smith community.

Connect with the HR team for expertise in the following areas:

  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Leaves of absence
  • Performance management
  • Policy interpretation
  • Manager/employee concerns
  • Career development
  • Recruiting and talent acquisition
  • Organizational design

For Benefit related questions, please email:
i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Health Savings Account (HSA), leaves, EAP)

For General Human Resources questions, please email:
(i.e time off accruals, holidays, employee verifications, PSLF Forms,Background Checks, employment questions)

Appointments for CORI & I-9 Verifications can be made HERE

Chief Human Resources Officer

Anne-Marie Szmyt
Associate Vice President for Human Resources

The Associate Vice President for Human Resources is a strategic adviser and partner to the senior leadership of the college. While leading the development of workforce strategies encompassing all facets of the employee life cycle at Smith College, Anne-Marie helps to actively cultivate relationships with members of the college community at every level, ensuring that Smith is a workplace of choice.

Human Resources Operations

The HR Operations team provides a wide range of administrative services throughout the employee life cycle, including functional oversight of all HR information systems, data, reporting and project implementation efforts.

Human Resources Operations Team

Primary Area of Focus

Matteo Ramos-Mucci
Human Resources Operations Director

Provides Team leadership for the Operations team and supports the Workday optimization, Data stewardship, and Compliance reporting

Wendy Fox
Human Resources Operations Manager                     


Provides direction and expertise for HR administrative and transactional services. Lead the day-to-day data entry process, data auditing, and cyclical HR transaction with key stakeholders within HR and across the college.

Holly Fogarty

Human Resources Technology Specialist


Provides Workday technical systems support, including business process configuration, reporting development, end user training, and data management. 

Holly Allen
Human Resources Operations Coordinator

Serves as the primary resource for entering all employment data and works with Payroll to coordinate information and processing between the HR office and the Payroll office.

Kimberly Counter
Human Resources Assistant 
Serves as the first point of contact of the office for all staff, faculty, visitors and other members of the College's community.  Assisting with the administration of the day-to-day operation for the Human Resources  office

Human Resources Total Rewards

The Total Rewards team leads the design, development, administration and communication of the college’s compensation and benefits strategy, policies, programs and practices to support the mission and objectives of Smith College. Total Rewards is focused on offering solutions for all stages of life that support employees’ health, financial and social/emotional wellbeing.


Human Resources Total Rewards Team Primary Area of Focus

Katie Bowling
Director of Total Rewards

Oversees the design, development and communication of Smith’s total rewards strategy, philosophy and practices aligned to the mission and values of Smith College. Leads the Total Rewards team.

Amy Smith
Human Resources Specialist



  • Leave Programs (i.e., FMLA, Sick Leave Bank, Long-term Disability)
  • Workplace Accommodations
  • Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Health Insurance (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Social / Emotional Wellbeing Programs (i.e., Employee Assistance Program,

Human Resources Specialist


  • Retirement Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Health Insurance (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Health Savings Account (HSA))

Talent Acquisition

The Talent Acquisition team works with hiring managers to attract the highest quality candidates to support the college’s mission and strategic plans. Including all phases of the recruitment life cycle such as sourcing, screening, interviewing, negotiation of employment offers, coordination of on-boarding and pre-employment activities.

Talent Acquisition Team Primary Area of Focus

Kimberly Kenney-Rockwal
Director of Talent Acquisition

Oversees the Talent Acquisition strategy and all facets of the recruiting life cycle that encompasses sourcing through onboarding. Leads the Talent Acquisition team and the strategy to attract the most diversified qualified candidates.

Ashley Lomma
Recruiting Specialist


  • Disability Services
  • Museum of Art
  • Admission
  • Class Deans Office
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources
  • Art
  • Career Development - Lazarus Center
  • College Relations
  • Provost/Dean of Faculty
  • Finance & Administration
  • Board of Trustees Office
  • Dean of the College Office
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Financial Services
  • Investment Office

Gregory Armstrong
Recruiting Specialist

  • Center for Early Childhood Education
  • Facilities & Operations
  • Libraries
  • Campus School
  • Information Technology Services
  • School for Social Work
  • Botanic Garden
  • Executive Education
  • Alumnae Relations & Development
  • Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

Human Resources Consulting

The Human Resources Consulting Team provides strategic and comprehensive day-to-day HR support and advice to customer groups on all HR-related matters, including employee relations and engagement, workforce planning, succession planning, talent management, performance management, learning and development, and talent acquisition.

Human Resources Consulting Team Client Group

Jacquelyn Robbins
Director, HR Consulting Practice

  • Alumnae Relations and Development
  • College Relations & Communications
  • Enrollment: Admission, Student Financial Services
  • Finance & Administration: Sustainability & Campus Planning, Executive Education, Budgets & Financial Planning, Controller, Human Resources, Ombudsperson
  • Information Technology Services
  • Office of Equity and Inclusion: Title IX, Multicultural Affairs
  • Provost/Dean of Faculty: Faculty, Academic Departments, Programs & Centers, Graduate Programs, Registrar, Institutional Research, Libraries, Registrar, Global Studies, Integrative Learning
  • Dean of the College: Class Deans and Career Development

Matt Martindell
Human Resources Partner

  • Facilities & Operations: Dining Services, Events Management, Campus Safety, Capital Projects, Facilities Services , Environmental Health and Safety, Trades, Pre-College Programs
  • Dean of the College:  Athletics, Campus Life, Community Engagement, Disability Services, Residence Life, Health Services, Student Affairs, Student Engagement


Lia Yanis

Human Resources Partner


  • Provost/Dean of Faculty: School for Social Work, Smith College Campus School, Center for Early Childhood Education, Botanic Gardens, and Smith College Museum of Art
  • Office of Equity and Inclusion: Religious & Spiritual Life


Senior Human Resources & Workforce Analyst

Lynn A. Cocco
Senior Human Resources & Workforce Analyst

The senior human resources & workforce analysts synthesize human capital data, building relevant analysis and interpretation to make personnel-related decisions for the HR department.