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Benefits Staff

Rochelle Sanders, HR Director
Phone: 410-455-3842

Rochelle is responsible for overseeing Classification/Compensation, Workplace Learning & Wellness, Benefits, HRIS and PeopleSoft functions of the HR Department to include:  wage studies, requests to establish or modify positions, health, professional development, wellness, retirement and other supplemental benefits, as well as activities related to the management of biographic and demographic data for employees.

Zahira Meyers, HR Benefits Manager
Phone: 410-455-2479

Zahira is responsible for managing the HR Benefits unit and works with the State of Maryland and USM to ensure compliance with policies and laws. She provides advice and counsel to employees on complex benefit issues and provides training on benefit programs to include health, retirement, disability, life, tuition remission, and employee assistance programs.

Sara Shannon, HR Benefits Specialist
Phone: 410-455-3648

Sara is responsible for consulting with faculty and staff on pre-retirement planning, advising on benefit enrollment/changes, supplemental retirement, retirement plan selection, and evaluating tuition remission eligibility.