Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources supports RISD’s mission by providing information, programs and consultation services that empower administrators, staff and faculty to do their best and to foster and promote an environment that encourages innovation and embraces diversity by supporting the belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect.

Our talented and dedicated staff is a critical part of what makes RISD special and the Office of Human Resources is committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment for everyone.


Candace Baer
Vice President for Human Resources
401 454-6426

Catherine Davis
Director of Compensation and Benefits
401 454-6429

Kimberly Lima
Manager Human Resource Information Systems
401 454-6439

Alicia Luzon
Employment Specialist
401 454-6760

Marissa McNally
Senior Benefit Specialist
401 454-6428

Veronica Modini
Human Resources Assistant
401 454-6606

Hannah O'Neill-McGovern
Learning and Development Specialist
401 709-8426

Brenda Pacheco
Human Resource Information Systems Operations Administrator
401 454-6720

Rebecca Paquette
Senior Employment and Employee Relations Representative
401 427-6947

Elizabeth Rainone
Director of Employment and Employee Development
401 454-6427

Donna Scally
Director of Labor Relations
401 709-8507