Human Resources

About Us

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources at Hofstra University. Current employees of Hofstra can find the information they need regarding services provided by Human Resources and download necessary forms. Prospective employees can learn more about the University, the area surrounding Hofstra and the benefits of working at the University.

The Office of Human Resources provides a full range of services to the campus community. These services include:

  • Benefits Design and Administration
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Staffing and Recruitment
  • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Learning & Development

If you have any questions upon navigating the site or would simply like to share your feedback, please contact us at Inquires regarding benefits can be directed to our Benefits Team at

Our Mission

The Office of Human Resources is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a highly diverse and talented workforce. We strive to foster a collaborative working environment where people feel valued by being a trusted resource and partner in support of Hofstra’s mission and P.R.I.D.E. Principles.


Meet the Staff

Denise Cunningham

Cunningham, Denise
Chief Human Resources Officer and Equal Rights Opportunity Officer
(516) 463-6473

Eileeen Silverman

Silverman, Eileen
HR Client Services Administrator & Assistant to CHRO
(516) 463-6864

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Adolphus, Mark
Clerk Specialist
(516) 463-5034

Client Services and Employee Relations

Michelle Sokoli

Sokoli, Michelle
Associate Director, HR Client Services & Employee Relations
(516) 463-6861

Burdick, Allison C.

Burdick, Allison C.
HR Client Services Administrator
(516) 463-5102

Sherise Eason

Eason, Sherise
HR Client Services Administrator
(516) 463-6858

Janice Tverberg

Tverberg, Janice
HR Client Services Administrator
(516) 463-6783

Benefits Administration

Denise Radicone

Radicone, Denise
Sr. Associate Director, Benefits Administration
(516) 463-4376


Shelley, Jeanna-Michelle
Senior Benefits Specialist
(516) 463-6956

Brandon Buono

Torres, Samantha
Benefits Specialist
(516) 463-5366

Brandon Buono

Buono, Brandon
Benefits Coordinator
(516) 463-6876


Carrie Healy

Healy, Carrie
Associate Director, Human Resources Informations Systems
(516) 463-6598

Karen Brown

Brown, Karen
HRIS Analyst
(516) 463-6784


Cappiello, Marie
HRIS Payroll Analyst

Office of Student Employment

Valerie Gelgand

Gelgand, Valerie
Manager, Office of Student Employment
(516) 463-6785

Learning and Development

Elizabeth Lorentzen

Lorentzen, Elizabeth
Manager, Learning and Development
(516) 463-7442