RF Human Resources

Staff Directory

Lauren Cole, Director (518) 437-4509

Mary Casella, Secretary II (518) 437-4500

Payroll, Recruitment, and Job Classification - (518) 437-4500 (Check Department Assignments

Lauren Cole, Director

Shari Lombardoni, Human Resources Associate (518) 437-4507

Paula Madden, Human Resources Associate (518) 437-4514

Pamela Marrone-Coons, Human Resources Associate (518) 437-4503

Employee Benefits and Leave Administration - (518) 437-4500  or [email protected]

Katherine Bakaitis, Benefits & Leave Manager- (518) 437-3874

Amanda Bellinger, Benefits Coordinator- (518) 437-4506

Employee Relations 

Lauren Cole, Director 

International Employee Services - (518) 437-4500 or [email protected]

H-1B Visa Consultation and Preparation- Lauren Cole, Director 

Non-Resident Taxation and I-9 Certification

Shari Lombardoni, Human Resources Associate 

Paula Madden, Human Resources Associate

Pamela Marrone-Coons, Human Resources Associate

Time and Attendance, Leave Accruals, Employment Verifications, Direct Deposit and other Self-Service Questions

Michael Black, Payroll Specialist (518) 437-4534


The Research Foundation is an employer separate and distinct from SUNY and the State of New York, thereby offering separate and distinct compensation and benefits.  Please contact the RF HR Office with any questions pertaining to Research Foundation employment policies and procedures.