Human Resources

Contact Us

Jenna Cook

Jenna Cook

Associate Vice President for Human Resources in Human Resources
Smyth Hall 45

Contact Jenna about:

  • Employment
  • Immigration
  • Performance management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Compensation
  • HR strategies
  • Organizational development


Cynthia Cusimano

Cynthia Cusimano

Talent & Employee Relations Partner in Human Resources
Smyth Hall 45

Contact Cynthia about:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Employee relations
  • Learning and development
  • Staff onboarding
Jennifer Root Forrest

Jennifer Root Forrest

Benefits Analyst in Human Resources
Smyth Hall 45

Contact Jennifer about:

  • Health and welfare benefits programs
  • Retirement plans
  • Away-from-work programs (e.g. workers compensation, short-term disability, FMLA, etc.)
  • Tuition Remission program¬†
Ann Sessler

Ann Sessler

Employment Specialist in Human Resources
Smyth Hall 45

Contact Annie about:

  • Staff recruitment
  • Staff employment and onboarding
  • Job descriptions
Davey Larrison

Davey Larrison

HR Operations Coordinator in Human Resources
Smyth Hall 45

Contact Davey about:

  • Tuition Remission program
  • HR-related forms
  • HR Reporting and Analytics

Contact Us!

Main Phone: 585-389-2065

Confidential Fax: 585-389-2063


Human Resources Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a strategic partner with faculty and staff of Nazareth College and identify and respond to its changing needs. We will:

  • take a leadership role to develop and administer effective Human Resources Programs to recruit, employ, develop and retain a qualified, diverse workforce who will support the mission of the College
  • foster a positive, caring work environment where the diversity of all members is respected
  • endeavor to make Nazareth College the employer of choice
  • implement competitive benefit and compensation programs
  • offer assistance with employee relations issues
  • assist employees in reaching their maximum potential through effective staff professional development initiatives
  • interpret College polices and procedures
  • respond to the needs of the College community in a supportive and proactive manner and administer College polices and benefits programs fairly and equitably

We value ethics, integrity and trust in all that we do. Our department is an environment of open communication and collaborative problem solving that provides effective counsel, guidance and advice to others.