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University of Connecticut Department of Human Resources

Organization and Staff Development (OSD)

About our Unit:

OSD serves the university community by improving organizational effectiveness and employee productivity in business units across UConn. More specifically, we:

  • Administer the new employee orientation and employee onboarding programs
  • Conduct people and process improvement studies
  • Facilitate organization realignments
  • Design, development, and delivery of job-skill improvement programs
  • Administer professional development and tuition benefit programs

Contact Us:

JP Lacombe

Manager & OSD Consultant


Pam Heath-Johnston

OSD Consultant


Patricia Geissler

Tuition Benefits Coordinator


Celeste Barros

Contracted Leadership Program Facilitator and Coach