Human Resources


This page is a quick reference to who's who in Human Resources as well as the many services we provide.

Name Position Responsibilities
Director of Human Resources     Responsible for the overall leadership and management of the HR organization as well as handles EEO related issues.
Julie Fawkes Senior Administrative Assistant II Julie provides administrative support to the Human Resources Office and is responsible for administering the Dependent Care Reimbursement and Child Care Subsidy programs.
Compensation and HR Analytics
 Jodi Nickinello Compensation & HR Analytics Manager Jodi is responsible for the development, management, and administration of the Institution's compensation program to ensure compliance with policy and regulations.  She provides analytical expertise to assist with Institution projects associated with staffing, benefits, and HR informatics.

Susan Darmofalski


Human Resource Analyst Susan is responsible for maintaining the integrity of data entered in to the HRIS system. She also provides complex administrative support to HR management and staff.

 Taylor Mello

Human Resource Analyst Taylor provides compensation, employment, and benefit related services while guiding and assisting with internal policies, practices, and procedures as well as external regulations.
Employment Services
Vincent Malaga HR Generalist Vin provies employee related services and knowledge including hiring strategies, performance management and development. He facilitates WHOI's recruitment initiatives, working with departments to assess needs  for identifying the best candidates.  He participates in the interview process and initiatives to attract a diverse workforce.  Vin also works with departments on their employee status changes and appointment extensions. 

 Beth Andrews

Foreign National Advisor Beth serves as the Responsible Officer to the Institution's Foreign National Exchange Vistior Program and WHOI departments on matters pertaining to maintaining legal immigration status while at WHOI.

Michael Brennan


Marine Personnel Coordinator Mike is responsible for all crew staffing for the Institution's research vessels and for enforcing relevant employment and Human Resources policies and procedures effecting marine personnel. He serves as liaison and major point of contact with masters, crew, Payroll and Human Resources. He is responsible for planning and preparing long-range and short-range crew schedules.
Trisha Maloney Benefits Manager Trisha is responsible for recommending, developing, and managing benefit programs, policies, and procedures.  She is also responsible for administrative oversight of the Institution's Retirement Plan.
Patty Mahoney HR Generalist Patty provides benefits and employment related services by providing guidance and assistance relative to internal policies, practices and procedures as well as external regulations.
Linda Snow Benefits Specialist Linda provides benefit-related services by providing guidance and assistance relative to internal policies, practices and procedures as well as external regulations.