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Employee Relations Team

Marlene Tucker Marlene S. Tucker

 Senior Director of Employee Relations
 508-856-6396
 marlene.tucker@umassmed.edu


Marlene Tucker has served as Director of Employee Relations, in the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations for the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) since October 2014. Prior to joining the Human Resources Department, Tucker served as the Director of the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office at UMMS for 17 years. Tucker’s experience prior to UMMS was a variety of Human Resources positions in the banking and healthcare fields. Tucker has over 30 years of Human Resources experience and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Worcester State University and holds a Certificate of Diversity Management from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Tucker is assigned to work with the following UMMS departments.

Paul C. Smith Paul C. Smith

 Senior Employee Relations Investigator/Consultant
 508-856-1284
 Paul.Smith@umassmed.edu


Paul Smith has recently joined the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations for the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) as a Senior Employee Relations Investigator and Consultant. Smith has worked extensively in labor and employee relations for over 20 years, including working as an employment attorney in private practice, as well as government and corporate positions. Prior to joining UMMS, Smith has worked in higher education as an employee relations consultant at Northeastern University and Northern Arizona University. Smith is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Boston University School of Law.

Smith is assigned to work with the following UMMS departments.

Kristin M. Mullins Kristin M. Mullins

 Employee Relations Consultant
 508-421-6199
 kristin.mullins@umassmed.edu

 

Kristin Mullins has served as an Employee Relations Consultant, in the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations for the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) since 2007. Prior to joining UMMS, Mullin’s served as Senior Manager at Limited Brands, Inc. for 2 years and has 12 years of employee relations experience in various industries.  Mullins currently sits on the Board of Directors at the Worcester Animal Rescue League where she acts as Chair for the Human Resources and Events Committees.  Mullins holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Worcester State University.

Mullins is assigned to work with the following UMMS departments.

Jeffery G. Matthews Jeffery G. Matthews

 Employee Relations Consultant
 508-856-5787
 jeffery.matthews@umassmed.edu


Jeffery Matthews has served as an Employee Relations Consultant, in the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations for the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) since June 2012. Prior to joining the Human Resources Department, Matthews served as a Diversity Consultant at UMMS for 2 years. Matthews’ experience includes serving as HR Manager at Hanover Insurance for 19 years and has over 25 years of employee relations experience. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Becker College.

Matthews is assigned to work with the following UMMS departments

David LaChappelle David LaChappelle

 Senior Labor Strategy Consultant
 508-856-4194
 David.LaChappelle@umassmed.edu


David LaChappelle is the Senior Labor Strategy Consultant in the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations department. David serves as the main representative of UMMS to union officials pertaining to management decisions, personnel matters, and collective bargaining negotiations. In this role, David brings valuable experience in public sector labor and employment matters. Prior to joining UMMS, David’s experience includes serving as labor counsel for the City of Boston’s Office of Labor Relations. David is a graduate of the New England School of Law. 

LaChappelle is assigned to work with the following UMMS departments.

Bonnie Kumar

Bonnie Kumar

Human Resources Manager - Boston
617-886-8305
bonnie.kumar@umassmed.edu

 

Bonnie Kumar has served as the Human Resources Manager, in the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations for the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) since March of 2016 prior to be the Recruiting Manager at MassBiologics. In this role, she brings extensive experience in Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Education and Training along with Customer Care. Prior to joining UMMS Bonnie was a National Dentist Recruiter responsible for the full life cycle recruiting for 9 different states. Bonnie has over 10 years of Talent Acquisition and Employee Relations experience and holds a Bachelor Degree in Neuroscience from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Kumar is assigned to work with Center Health Care Financing (CHCF) and Center Health Law Economics (CHLE).

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