Human Resources Staff Members

Acting AVP


Cheryl Mullins
Acting Associate VP for Human Resources

Leads Human Resources (HR) staff in serving the employees of Middlebury College. Works to ensure an environment of collaboration and partnership among all members of the Middlebury community. Responsible for policy development, strategic planning, legal compliance, staffing management, HR forecasting, and program development.

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
Benefits and Compensation Manager

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.

Lisa Hoff
Benefits Specialist

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

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

Dee Gilbert
Employment Specialist

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

Jenna Quenneville
Administrative Coordinator

Oversees Student Employment. Facilitates completion of new hire paperwork, training registrations, and employment verifications.



Cathy Vincent
HR Manager

Responsible for HR information system management for Middlebury College and its constituencies.   Manages the MIIS faculty employment and oversees the delivery of HR services to the faculty community.  Security administrator for HR.

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.

Contact 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