Tom PopielarskiDirector of Human Resources and Payroll
Tom Popielarski provides departmental leadership and manages the day-to-day operation of Human Resources and Payroll. Reporting directly to the associate vice president for research administration, the director guides and manages the overall provision of the full range of human resources, employee benefits and payroll services for regular, graduate and undergraduate employees within the Research Foundation.
Emily HermanovitchAssistant Director
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 FerroAdministrative Assistant
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.