Human Resources Staff Members

Vice President

Karen L. Miller
VP for Office of Human Resources and Office of Risk and Compliance

Provides strategic leadership for the institution’s Office of Human Resources and Office of Risk and Compliance, both of which serve all of Middlebury's schools and programs.

Employee Relations


Laura Carotenuto
Employee Relations Manager

Manages the employee relations function. Oversees delivery of HR services to College community. Coordinates implementation of HR strategies and programs. Provides explanations and interpretations of Middlebury College policies and procedures and state and federal employment laws as they apply to the College.

Benefits and Compensation


Cheryl Mullins
Director, Human Resources

Manages the College's health & welfare benefit plans, retirement plan, leave policies and programs, and the staff compensation program. as well as the College’s international HR programs. Analyzes and implements process improvement and redesign.  HIPAA Compliance Officer. 

Franklin Daniel
Benefits Specialist

Administer the college's retirement plans as well as the medical and dental plans for retirees. Meet with employees regarding retiring from the College.  Administer the College's dependent tuition benefit.
Assists with the College's Health & Welfare Benefits. Meets with employees regarding insurance benefits.

Nancy Lindberg
HR Specialist

Assists with the College's Health & Welfare Benefits. Meets with employees regarding insurance benefits.

Lisa Hoff
HRIS Supervisor, Human Resources

Responsible for day-to-day HR information systems and operations (data management) policies and practices.

Perry Richards
Compensation Specialist

Responsible for administration of the College's staff compensation programs, including job evaluation, Fair Labor Standards Act determination, maintenance of the job description database, and support of the annual merit increase process.

Petrina teRiele
Global HR Specialist

Day-to-day administration of the College’s international HR  processes.  Also responsible for maintaining the staff job description website.

Patty Saunders
Disability and Leave Specialist

Assists staff and faculty who need time away from work for personal, family, or medical reasons or who have work-related injuries. Administers worker's compensation claims, short- and long-term disability claims, and FMLA leaves.



Ellen Usilton
Employment Systems Manager

Responsible for oversight of staff and student employment. assessment and design of HR employment service models, process automation and improvement, and recruitment system management for Middlebury College and its constituencies. Manages compliance efforts and mandatory employment reporting. As a member of the HR Management Team provides strategic HR leadership in broader service areas.

Jason Cable
Employment Specialist

Jenna Quenneville
Employment Specialist

Oversee recruitment and staff employment process and assist department and managers with their staffing needs.

Samantha Flint (Sam)
Student Employment Specialist

Oversees Student Employment. Facilitates completion of new hire paperwork.

Ethan Nappi
HR Admin Coordinator

Provides direct customer service, office operations and new employee on-boarding support.  Training registrations (new employee orientation & safety training).



Cathy Vincent
Manager, Faculty Admin & HRIS

Manages faculty salary administration.

Erin Kilpeck
Lead HR Information Coordinator 802.443.5156

Develops and oversees staff Web timekeeping process, including testing and troubleshooting problem areas and ongoing upgrades.

 NOTE: Sheila Cameron, Training and Development Manager, has moved to the Office of the Provost. Please click on the link provided for more information.

Human Resources
Marble Works
152 Maple St.
Suite 101
Suite 203 (Benefits)
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802-443-5465
Fax: 802-443-2920
Benefits Fax: 802-443-2058