Contacts & In-Office/Virtual Hours

Where to Find Us
215 College St. (EH&S is located at 220 College St)

In Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) (Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Lunch)

Virtual Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) (Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Lunch)

Please Note: All visits are by appointment only. There is a listing on the front door with each HR staff members contact information. You can also view this information below. Feel free to give any of us a call or email us at hrdept@bates.edu if you have any questions.

General HR Telephone Line: 207-786-6140
Fax: 207-786-6170

Employment Verification:
Call 207-786-6140 for instructions or submit a request accompanied by a signed authorization from the employee to Emma-Lee St.Germain, Human Resources Coordinator, at estgerma@bates.edu. Requests are typically responded to within 1-2 business days.

Melissa Benoit

Manager of HR Partner ServicesDeputy to the AVP for HR, EH&S 

207-753-6935

For a complete listing of the departments each HR Partner is responsible for, please click below.

List of HR Partner Departments (Alphabetical)

Melani McGuire

Director of HRIS & Project Management – Human Resources Partner

207-786-8265

  • HRIS
  • Project Management

For a complete listing of the departments each HR Partner is responsible for, please click below.

List of HR Partner Departments (Alphabetical)

Jody Marra

Human Resources Partner

207-786-6175

For a complete listing of the departments each HR Partner is responsible for, please click below.

List of HR Partner Departments (Alphabetical)

Ken Emerson

Director of Compensation and Benefits

207-786-8271

  • Compensation Program Management
  • Benefits Program Management
  • Benefits Reporting & Compliance
  • Benefits Coordination & Communication
  • Wellness Program

Brenda Sawyer

Senior Benefits Specialist and Manager of Leave Programs

207-786-6176

  • Benefits
  • Leave of Absence: Family Medical Leave, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Rowe Fund
  • Retirement and Retiree Recognition

Patrick Twombly

Compensation & Benefits Analyst

207-786-6433

Mike Milliken

Wellness Program Manager

207-753-6936

  • Wellness program
  • Personal training

Jennifer Kish

HR Coordinator

207-753-6956

  • On-boarding
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Personnel Changes

Emma-Lee St.Germain

HR Coordinator

207-786-6140

  • Reception
  • Student Work Authorizations
  • New Hire Coordinator for Dining Services & Facility Services
  • Verification of Employment & Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • HR Events

Jess Smith

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

207-786-8226

  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Spill Prevention
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Healthy Work Environment
  • Injury Prevention

Hunter Smith

Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

207-786-6413

  • Safety & Environmental Safety Programs
  • Investigates Environmental & Safety Matters
  • EH&S Records Maintenance
  • Campus Surveyor
  • Safety Guideline Development
  • Training
Flink, Scot A.sflink@bates.eduDirector of Payroll Financial Offices 207-753-6948 215 College Street

Scot Flink

Director of Payroll

207-753-6948

  • Payroll
  • Student Employment and use of Handshake for Student Employment

Dot Letourneau

Payroll Administrator

207-786-6173

  • Payroll
  • Student Employment
  • International Specialist