Benefits Specialists   

The Benefits Specialists are responsible for administering and answering questions for the State Health Benefits Plans (SHBP), State Pension Plans, non-State benefits programs, and Voluntary Benefits available to all Rutgers employees.  You can contact the Benefits Specialists' general inbox through this webform.

Benefits

Phone: (848) 932-3990
Fax: (732) 932-6208
Email a Benefits Specialist

Carolyn Knight-Cole

Associate Vice President of HR Operations
(848) 932-3890
Email Carolyn Knight-Cole

John Teubner

Director of Benefits and Wellness
(848) 932-3856
Email John Teubner

Keesha Jones

Senior Benefits Specialist
(848)
 932-3876
Email Keesha Jones

Melissa Thomas

Benefits Specialist
(848)
 932-3825
Email Melissa Thomas

Resha Clay

Benefits Specialist
(848)
 932-3943 
Email Resha Clay

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Enrollment    

The Benefits Enrollment Staff is responsible for the processing of NJ Division of Pension and Benefits-administered public health and retirement benefits. This processing includes enrollments, transfers, terminations, retirement, and any other life events transitions.

Sarah J. Schaible

Benefits Enrollment Supervisor
(848)
 932-3808
Email Sarah J. Schaible

Jeff Huested

Benefits Enrollment Specialist
(848)
 932-3939
Email Jeff Huested

Gail Van Derveer

Benefits Enrollment Specialist
(848)
 932-3805
Email Gail Van Derveer

Krystyna Plonski
Benefits Enrollment Specialist
(848) 932-9196
Email Krystyna Plonski

Linda Gutch

Benefits Enrollment Assistant
(848)
 932-3804
Email Linda Gutch

Dawn Mattioli

Benefits Enrollment Assistant
(848)
 932-3941
Email Dawn Mattioli

Kim Wiggins

Benefits Enrollment Assistant
(848)
 932-3801
Email Kim Wiggins

Barbara Crimmins

Benefits Enrollment Assistant
(848)
 932-3802
Email Barbara Crimmins

Lola Parker

Benefits Services Associate
(848) 932-3950
Email Lola Parker

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RBHS Support

The HR Benefits Unit in Newark, serving Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences division (RBHS) is responsible for the administration and enrollment of State and non-State benefits for employees in legacy UMDNJ positions.

Phone: (973) 972-5314
Fax: (973) 972-8754

Administrative Building (ADMC) 1, Suite 101/103, 30 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07107:

 
Nicole McCardell

Senior Benefits Specialist
(973) 972-6263
Email Nicole McCardell

Miriam Mendez
Benefits Enrollment Assistant
(973) 972-5314
Email Miriam Mendez

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