Human Resource Administration

Leadership on all human resource-related issues

80 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

urihr@ucs.uri.edu401.874.2416 - 401.874.5741 (fax)

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Labor Relations:

The Labor Relations staff is responsible for the contract administration and negotiation of the ten collective bargaining agreements at the University.

The Labor Relations staff also provides managers with counseling on labor relations matters, and training on implementing the collective bargaining agreements.

Union Offices

President – Michael B. McDonald
1st Vice President – John Rose
2nd Vice President – Don Lapp
Secretary – Darlene Golomb
Treasurer – Mike Sharkey
Steward – Gary Hazard

Council 94 Contract  7-1-21 through 6-30-24


Educational Support Professionals -URI/NEARI
President – Debra Coty
Vice President – Diana Mondragon
Secretary – Donna M. Hayden
Treasurer – Anita Burke  


Donna Hayden
Anita Burke 
Kelly Stanzione
Deb Coty 

District Representatives:
Debra Coty
Donna Hayden
Artie Martino
Diana Mondragon
Anita Burke

Memorandum of Tentative ESP Agreement 

ESP/URI-NEA Union Contract 2017 – 2020
Contract Signature Page

ESP UNION CONTRACT (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2017)

Memorandum of Agreement Reduced Work Year Extension through 6-30-23

Memorandum of Agreement Tuition Waiver 9-1-22

President – Miriam Reumann
Vice President – Judy Van Wyk
Treasurer – William Ohley
Secretary – Carolyn Betensky

AAUP Contract 7-1-22 to 6-30-25
AAUP Memorandum of Understanding 4-3-2020
AAUP Memorandum of Understanding 7-1-2020

RI Council 94, AFSCME, Part-time Faculty, Local 145

President: Edward S. Inman III
Vice President: Irene McIvor Mason
Secretary/Treasurer: Olga Ruiz de Panciera
At Large: Ann Salzarulo-McGuigan
At Large: Keith Labelle
Past President: Timothy Tierney
Executive Director: Patricia Maguire

Rodman Hall Rm 119
94 West Alumni Ave
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881

Telephone: (401)874-4481
Fax: (401) 874-7725
E-Mail Address:

Rhode Island Council 94, AFSCME, AFL-CIO Part Time Faculty Contract

UNAP Local 5019
Nurse Representatives – Audra Burns,RN, Jessica Smith, RN
Nurses Union Contract (2013 – 2017)
Tentative Agreement Between the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5019 and the State of Rhode Island



President: Timo Kuester, Chemical Engineering
Vice President: Sara Wigginton, Natural Resources Science
Secretary: Emily Marques, Pharmacy
Treasurer: Anna Haynes, Chemistry
Grievance Chair: Kimberly Kleszczynski, Human Dev. and Family Studies: Housing and Residential Life
Membership Chair: Amber Hardy, Natural Resources Science
Communication Chair: Nyla Husain, Oceanography

URIGAU/NEARI Contract (2018 – 2021)
Memorandum of Understanding 10-15-2020


Steward – Patrick Quigley

Maritime Contract (7/1/22 – 6/30/24)

President – John Rooney
Vice President – Denise Gorenski
Secretary – Laura Bellavia
Treasurer – Cody Ochs
Member at Large – Michael Lambert
PSA/NEA Contract 2018 – 2021
PSA/NEA Memorandum of Agreement
PSA/NEA Memorandum of Agreement – Reduced Work Year 7/1/19 – 6/30/20
URIPSA/NEARI Executive Committee as of January 2018


President – Christopher Faraone – phone: 4-2407
Vice President – Paul Perrone – phone: 4-4433
Treasure: Kevin Banks – phone: 4-7838
Recording Secretary – Stephen Barnabe – phone: 4-4181
Corresponding Secretary – Colleen Joseph – phone: phone: 4-2073
Chief Steward: John Iacobbo – phone: 4-4070

Louise Richmond – phone: 4-2502
Nancy Cunningham – phone: 4-2302
Michael Donohue – phone: 4-2938

Bethany Peckham
Catherine White
Franklin Olasanoye

PTAA CONTRACT (7/1/18 to 6/30/21)

Co-President – Dr. Roger Ashley
Co-President – Dr. Celina Pereira
Physicians contract (2018 – 2021)

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