Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) provides proactive and innovative guidance and support to all academic and administrative areas throughout the college with regard to all facets of human resources management for all locations of Berklee, including the Boston campus, Berklee Online, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain. Under the leadership of the vice president of HR, the HR team is collectively responsible for human resources planning and effectiveness, including organizational design and development, talent management, employee relations, employment law compliance, benefits and compensation analysis, rewards and recognition, and HR information systems, all in support of the college's mission, values, and strategic plan.  

We are passionate about supporting the Berklee community in achieving our mission to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music and the performing arts as a career. We focus our efforts on the college's most valuable asset: our faculty and staff. We are committed to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of a diverse and exceptional faculty and staff. We are committed to sustaining Berklee as a great place to learn, teach, and work through our services, policies, practices, consultations, and initiatives. We strive to create a work environment that fosters creativity, diversity, collaboration, and innovation. We are continuously seeking ways to improve and enhance our services, and we value feedback as we strive for excellence in our work. 

Your HR Staff

 

Eileen Alviti

Vice President of Human Resources
ealviti@berklee.edu, extension 2305

Serves as a strategic partner by providing proactive and innovative guidance and support to all academic and administrative units throughout the college regarding all facets of human resources management. Responsible for human resources planning, effectiveness, and leadership, including organizational design and development, talent management, and employee relations; employment law compliance; benefits and compensation analysis; rewards and recognition; and HR information systems, all in support of the college’s mission, values, and strategic plan. Responsible for all aspects of human resources for all locations of Berklee including the Boston campus, Berklee Online, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain.

Gisele Ledan

Assistant to the Vice President of Human Resources

gledan@berklee.edu, extension 6167

Manages schedule and events for the vice president of human resources. Coordinates communication that describes and promotes HR initiatives. Oversees the service awards recognition program in partnership with the meetings and events team, generates and verifies length-of-service data, oversees all communications, monitors event budget, coordinates gifts, manages registration and on-site event needs, and supervises volunteers. Monitors the HR budget and completes check requests and payment of all invoices. Serves as backup for the senior vice president/chief financial officer.  

Greg Barry

Human Resources Generalist
gbarry@berklee.edu, extension 6871

Works closely with the HR partners and compensation and benefits team to provide services in the areas of recruiting, employee relations, organizational development, performance management, compensation and benefits, immigration, and policy interpretation. 

Daneesha Green

Human Resources Coordinator
dgreen1@berklee.edu, extension 6753

Provides administrative support for HR staff and is responsible for front-line coordination, onboarding of new hires, and clerical functions.

Jennifer Burke

Director of Employee Relations and Staffing
jburke3@berklee.edu, extension 3076

Responsible for leading human resources business partners, HR generalist, and recruiter in establishing strong collaborative relationships and managing and delivering high-quality strategic HR consultation and services to leaders and staff in the areas of employee relations, leadership development, staffing, performance management, retention, and engagement. Also responsible for HR policy development and interpretation.

Michael Burton

Senior Human Resources Partner
mburton1@berklee.edu, extension 3157

Provides strategic HR counsel and program delivery across the organization and at all levels in the areas of employee relations, leadership development and coaching, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation/performance management, talent acquisition, and talent management. Also oversees Berklee’s staff compensation pay programs; conducts market studies; and works with departments in writing job descriptions and conducting analysis.

Vidra Harris

Senior Human Resources Partner
vharris@berklee.edu, extension 6742

Provides strategic HR counsel and program delivery across the organization and at all levels in the areas of employee relations, leadership development and coaching, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation/performance management, talent acquisition, and talent management.

Jamie D’Entremont

Human Resources Partner
jdentremont@berklee.edu, extension 8255

Provides strategic HR counsel and program delivery across the organization and at all levels in the areas of employee relations, leadership development and coaching, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation/performance management, talent acquisition, and talent management.

Mark Martino

Associate Director of Human Resources Operations
mmartino@berklee.edu, extension 2213

Oversees and serves as liaison for all Office of Human Resources information systems, reporting, and general office operations. Serves as the technology expert in developing effective solutions and promoting strategic use of technology. Manages the Smartwork program, which brings people together from around the college to collaborate on a problem or improve a process across departments. Coaches project managers through the design of a project, the facilitation of the team, and the presentation of team recommendations to sponsors.

George Ducharme

HRIS Analyst II

gducharme@berklee.edu, extension 2580

Manages HR transactional data for staff and faculty, including new-hire information, name changes, and other employee updates. Also, provides functional and technical support to HR staff and counterparts around the college and makes recommendations on best practices with facilitating personnel changes in the system. 

Phil Lima

Assistant Vice President of Benefits, HR Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management
plima@berklee.edu, extension 8020

Serves as a key member of the college’s human resources leadership team. Primary responsibilities include serving as principal advisor to the college’s senior leadership and overseeing the design and delivery of the noncash elements of employee total rewards (i.e., employee benefits) and fulfillment of the college’s HR-related compliance requirements. Facilitates the college's enterprisewide risk-management system. Serves on the Board of Trustees’ audit and risk committee.

Judy Heaton

Manager of Employee Benefits Administration
jheaton@berklee.edu, extension 2461
 

Responsible for administration of benefits programs. Oversees delivery of service by outside vendors. Counsels faculty and staff on insurance and other benefits.

Alyssa Ozimek-Maier

Human Resources Generalist
aozimekmaier@berklee.edu, extension 8121
 

Works closely with the HR partners and compensation and benefits team to provide services in the areas of recruiting, employee relations, organizational development, performance management, compensation and benefits, immigration, and policy interpretation. 

Collette Jackson

Talent Management Advisor
cjackson2@berklee.edu, extenson 6313

Develops innovative strategies to source, evaluate, and create a pipeline of diverse talent for Berklee. This includes building relationships with diversity organizations, educational institutions, professional associations, and community agencies, as well as leveraging innovative sourcing technologies. Collaborates with academic leadership and provides consulting services to the college community.