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Adam Chavez
Adam Chavez
Director of Human Resources
chaveza@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4266

Adam Chavez provides departmental leadership and manages the day-to-day operations for the Office of Human Resources. Reporting directly to the associate vice president for research, the director ensures legal compliance and implementation of the organization's mission and talent strategy. The director's primary responsibilities are to manage the administration, compliance and oversight in the areas of recruitment, compensation, benefits, labor and employee relations, visa filings, performance and personnel management, and personnel records for all employees within the Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton University.

Tom Popielarski
Tom Popielarski
Senior Human Resources Advisor to the Associate Vice President for Research
RF Human Resources
tpopiela@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4206

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research/Research Foundation Operations Manager (AVP), the Senior Advisor - Human Resources is responsible for providing expertise and guidance to the AVP on matters pertaining to Research Foundation Human Resources at Binghamton University. The Senior Advisor is a member of the research administration senior management team. Tom is responsible for developing and implement training program for the new Director of Human Resources.

Emily Hermanovitch
Emily Hermanovitch
Assistant Director
ehermano@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4262

Emily Hermanovitch handles sensitive information related to employees and the organization. She provides guidance, assistance and follow-up on Research Foundation policies, procedures and documentation. Hermanovitch resolves payroll, labor distribution and benefit enrollment issues. She also supervises inputs into human resources information systems.

Aileen Ferro
Aileen Ferro
Administrative Assistant
aferro@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4264

Aileen Ferro's responsibilities include receiving phone calls, answering questions regarding specific appointment information, payroll schedules, payment information and mail distribution, etc. She assists employees and students with the completion of Form I-9 certifications, tax forms, direct deposit, address changes and employment verifications. Additionally, Ferro provides support for recruiting and applicant tracking.

Nicole Gorman
Nicole Gorman
Payroll and Benefits Specialist
ngorman@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-4264

Nicole Gorman’s responsibilities include administrating benefit programs for regular employees and graduate students. Gorman maintains professional leave records for Research Foundation employees. She assists project investigators, employees and students with Research Foundation appointments, inputs payroll transactions and assures labor distribution is charged correctly.

Darlene Quirello
Darlene Quirello
HR/Payroll Specialist II
quirello@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-2319

Darlene Quirello provides clerical and functional support for the Research Foundation HR Office. She coordinates payroll activities for non-exempt and hourly employees by monitoring time sheets for hours worked and leave administration for those employees. She participates with the new hire process by onboarding newly hired employees and maintains worker's compensation claims and unemployment benefit verifications. Additionally, she administrates tax treaty benefits for employees by collecting data and determining eligibility.

Last Updated: 5/25/22