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Candace D. Joseph, MBA, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Rutgers University – Newark
candace.joseph@rutgers.edu

Candace holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resources Management – Organizational Behavior from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University, and is a qualified Society of Human Resources Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) since 2016.

Her expertise includes leadership development, employee relations, performance management, talent acquisition, and training and development. A committed professional, she is also passionate about organizational effectiveness, process optimization, and change management. 

Lenese Jean

Assistant Director
lenese@newark.rutgers.edu

  • Oversees day-to-day operations of HR-N
  • Conducts position reviews & classifications
  • Monitors and provides training on the Recruitment, Onboarding, and Classification System (ROCS)
  • Administers staff recruiting & advertising
  • Provides guidance on compensation & salary
Michelle Joan Rances

HR Training Coordinator
michelle.rances@rutgers.edu

  • Designs, develop, and facilitates Employee Development, Leadership and Management Training
  • Provides recommendations for process improvements based on training feedback
  • Maintains and updates HR website content related to Learning and Development
  • Creates and implements communications on behalf of HR Newark
Irma Mendoza

HR Staff Associate
angelis@newark.rutgers.edu

  • Oversees administration regarding benefits
  • Advises and assists employees with retirement process, FMLA/NJFLA and general benefits information
  • Conducts benefit workshops, including general pre-retirement seminars, individual retirement counseling, and paid time accrual for employees
  • Conduct New Employee Orientation
  • Notarizes documents for university related business only
Talesha Paillere

HR Staff Associate
tp430@rutgers.edu

  • Responds and resolves general inquires related to benefits, compensation, employment, and other departmental and university activities
  • Provides training on the Recruitment, Onboarding, and Classification System (ROCS)
  • Performs bookkeeping, filing, and clerical duties
  • Assists HR Newark front desk
  • Notarizes documents for university related business only
Ladi Osidele

HR Staff Associate
ooo66@newark.rutgers.edu

  • Conducts position reviews & classifications
  • Monitors and facilitates training on Applicant Tracking System
  • Administers staff recruiting & advertising
  • Provides guidance on compensation & salary issues