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Benefits / Risk Management Staff

The Benefits Department is responsible for assisting employees with district sponsored medical, dental, vision, fringe, and retiree benefits. The department also assists with commuter benefits and the Employee Assistance Program.

The Risk Department is responsible for workers' compensation, liability, claims, safety and emergency, incident reporting, property reimbursement, Title II ADA, student insurance, medical interactive, ergonomics, and hazardous chemical oversight.

Lisa Cote
Coordinator III, Benefits / Risk Management
Phone: (510) 784-2680

The Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, analyzing and administering the District's health and welfare benefits and risk management programs.

Stephanie Vasquez                                                            Office Specialist
Phone: (510) 784-2600 ext. 72643

The Office Specialist supports the Worker's Compensation, medical interactives, the District's Return to Work programs, Risk Management and Benefits.

Risk Management Department

Nimish Singh
Workplace Health & Safety Manager
Phone: (510) 784-2600 ext. 72639

The Workplace Health & Safety Manager oversees the District's COVID-19 prevention and safety plan, Worker's Compensation, medical interactives, the district's Return to Work program, training, and leave discrepancies.

Employee Benefits Department

Lisa-Marie Cuspard
Benefits Specialist (Last Names A-K)
Phone: (510) 784-2600 ext. 72567

Leticia Pinocci
Benefits Specialist (Last Names L-Z)
Phone: (510) 784-2600 ext. 72726

The Employee Benefits Specialists assist HUSD employees and retirees with health and fringe benefit enrollment and changes. They also assists with commuter benefits, the Employee Assistance Program, and survivor benefits.