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Human Resources Contacts

Learn about our services and programs on the Human Resources Overview.

Human Resources Administration

Please note: For verification of employment, please contact Tufts Support Services at or call them at 617-627-7000.  Thank you.

Himal Jayasekara
Administrative Services Manager


Maureen Sonnie
Director, HR Strategies

Human Resources Business Partners (Strategic Workforce Services)

Joseph Downey

  • Finance, including Internal Audit, Global Operations, Investment & Procurement, Controller's office (including Post Award)
  • Budget Center
  • Tufts Technology Services
  • Tufts Support Services

Michelle Boucher

  • Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM)
  • Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), including Comparative Medicine Services and Pre-award

Laura Mannix

  • University Relations: Office of Equal Opportunity, Legal and Community Relations
  • President’s Office, including Trustees and University Chaplain’s Office
  • Executive Vice President’s Office, including Office of Sustainability
  • Provost’s Office, (including TIE, Athletics, CELT)
  • University College
  • School of Engineering
  • Tisch College

Sue Doherty

  • Operations, including Public Safety

Mary Foster

  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)
  • Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Admissions, Student Affairs and Student Services
  • Health Services
  • Tisch Library

Lucia Hackett

  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Ruth Baylis

  • Fletcher School
  • Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Laura Woz

  • University Advancement
  • Office of Communications and Marketing

Human Resources Leave Administration 

To initiate a leave request by phone, please contact Tufts Support Services at 617-627-7000.

Benefit Services

Please contact Tufts Support Services with questions regarding benefits.


Deborah Blackie, Director
Please contact your Human Resources Business Partner with questions regarding compensation. 

Learning and Development Services

Mary Anne McInnis, Director 
Please contact your Human Resources Business Partner with questions about learning and development.

Human Resources Planning and Projects

Anne Spangler, Director