Tom PopielarskiDirector of HR/Payroll
Tom Popielarski provides departmental leadership and manages the day-to-day operation of Human Resources and Payroll. Reporting directly to the associate vice president for research administration, the director guides and manages the overall provision of the full range of human resources, employee benefits and payroll services for regular, graduate and undergraduate employees within the Research Foundation.
Lynda EmmertHuman Resource Associate
Lynda Emmert administers policies and procedures as applied to employees, graduate students and fellowship payroll activities related to Research Foundation HR/Payroll employees and department. She assists project directors, employees and students in the completion and review of RF appointment forms and labor distribution. Emmert oversees the onboarding of employees and conducts tax treaty analysis for non-citizens along with coordinating a wide range of employee benefits. She is the primary contact regarding graduate student insurance matters.
Donna StarrHR/Payroll Specialist II
Donna Starr's responsibilities include answering questions regarding policies and procedures and maintaining professional leave records related to the Research Foundation HR/Payroll employees and department. She assists project directors, employees and students with Research Foundation appointment form completion and reviews payroll charges to assure labor distribution is charged correctly.
Emily HermanovitchHR/Payroll Specialist I
Emily Hermanovitch provides clerical and functional support for the Research Foundation HR and Payroll department. She coordinates payroll activities for non-exempt and hourly employees by monitoring time sheets for hours worked and leave administration for non-exempt employees. Emily participates with the new hire process by assisting the onboarding process for newly hired employees, maintains worker's compensation claims and unemployment benefit verifications.
Carrie TaylorHuman Resources and Payroll Office Assistant
Carolyn Taylor’s responsibilities include general office activities including mail distribution, phone traffic, answering questions regarding specific appointment information, payroll dates, payment information, etc. She assists employees and students with the completion of I-9 certifications, tax forms, direct deposit forms and address changes. Please add to full division staff page, Sponsored Funds staff page and HR staff page.