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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 Interim Coordinator—Benefits / Risk Management

The Coordinator is responsible for incident reports, accident reporting, insurance claims, personal property reimbursements, liability and tort claims, subpoena/records requests, requests for insurance (COI), special events, student insurance, ergonomics, Title II ADA, Catapult Anonymous Reporting oversight, and Share911. 

Lisa-Marie Cuspard - Benefits Specialist
510.784.2600 x72567

VACANT - Benefits Specialist                                                                                                                              510.784.2600

The Employee Benefits Specialist assists 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. 

Pedro Gonzalez — Compliance Supervisor
510.784.2600 x72810

The Compliance Supervisor oversees the district's hazardous chemicals program, site safety inspections, science program, training, and reporting.

Nimish Singh — Workplace Health & Safety Manager

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.

Andrew Gross — Office Specialist
510.784.2600 x72727

The Office Specialist supports the Payroll and Benefits & Risk departments.