Skip to main content

Meet the HR Team

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.

HR Team Expertise

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
Vice President for Human Resources and Executive Education

The 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

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.

Hazel 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

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
Benefits Specialist

Leave programs (FMLA / PFML / etc.), Tuition Assistance programs, Workers Compensation, Life Insurance, Learn to Live, Health Savings Account (HSA)

Misty Wyman-Ferrer
Benefits Specialist

Retirement plan, Health plans (medical / perscription / dental / vision / COBRA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Pet Insurance, Identity Theft, EAP,

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.

Human Resources 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 Manager

Recruitment for: Admission, Alumnae Relations & Development, Board of Trustees, Botanic Gardens, Budgets and Financial Planning, Campus School, Career Development, Center for Early Childhood Education, Clark Science Center Administration, Class Deans Office, College Relations, Engineering, Executive Education, Human Resources, Investment Office, Museum of Art, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Physics, Registrar, Residential Life

Jed Andrusik
Recruiting Specialist

Recruitment for: Art/Theater, Athletics, Biological Sciences, Campus Safety, Chemistry, Controller's Office, Dining Services, Disability Services, Education & Child Study, Facilities Management, Global Studies, Health Services/Schacht Center, Information Technology Services, Jacobson Center, Jandon Center for Community Engagement, Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Libraries, Precollege, Provost/Dean of Faculty, School for Social Work, Student Affairs, Student Financial Services, Sustainability & Campus Planning

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, 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, 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, Libraries, 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.