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 – Tom Essex
Secretary – Lisa Lynch
Treasurer – Brad Brown
Bob Crudele
Ted Romanosky
Bob Johnson
Crystal Walmsley
Joe Doorley
Lynn Richards
Lisa Manni
Rob Pennoyer
Brad Gray
Frank Favino
Steve Marchese


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


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


Anita Burke  
Donna Hayden
District Representatives:

Donna Hayden
Diana Mondragon
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 Reduced Work Year Extension 7/1/23 – 6/30/24
Memorandum of Agreement Reduced Work Year Extension 7/1/24 – 6/30/25

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
UNAP Chairperson Representative for URI – Janet Hinton, RN
Nurses Union Contract (2013 – 2017)
2014 Tentative Agreement Between the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5019 and the State of Rhode Island
2022 Memorandum of Agreement Between UNAP 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 (2022 – 2025)
Memorandum of Understanding 10-15-2020


Steward – Patrick Quigley

Maritime Contract (7/1/22 – 6/30/24)
Maritime Contract 1 year extension through 6-30-2025

President – John Rooney
Vice President – Denise Gorenski
Treasurer – Lisa Cragan
Secretary – Nina Schiarizzi-Tobin
Officer at Large – Lynne Finnegan

PSA/NEA Contract 2021 – 2024
PSA/NEA Contract 1 year extension through 6-30-2025 
PSA/NEA Memorandum of Agreement
PSA/NEA Memorandum of Agreement – Reduced Work Year 7/1/19 – 6/30/20
URIPSA Officers & Area Representatives 2023 -2024
PSA Compensatory Time and Non-Standard Work Schedule Reporting and Discharge Procedures


President – Christopher Faraone –
Vice President – Paul Perrone –
Treasurer: Kevin Banks –
Recording Secretary – Tina Yetman –
Corresponding Secretary – Colleen Molt –
Chief Steward: John Iacobbo –

Warren Schwartz –
Det. Mark Brasil –
Scott James –

PTAA CONTRACT (7/1/21 to 6/30/24)
PTAA Contract 1 year extension through 6-30-2025

President: Dr. Gloria Sun
Physicians contract (2018 – 2021)

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