Benefits Leaves & Retirement Services

We support Human Resources' mission to provide a comprehensive array of services for our multicultural workforce. We are here to provide service as a one stop shop for your Benefits & Retirement needs. Our goal is to provide our employees with a variety of resource and assistance during any life changing events from the time of hire to the time of separation. To afford our staff and faculty more flexibility, many of our frequently asked questions and information are available on our webpage. Timely service and issue resolution for all employees is our goal.

Unit Responsibilities

  • Health, Vision and Dental Benefits Information/Enrollment
  • Disability Planning & Consultation
  • Retirement Services & Financial Planning
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Training/Workshops
  • TSA/Deferred Comp
  • Liaison between all State Agencies & Campuses
  • Paid & Unpaid Leave Programs
  • Fee Waiver
  • Appointments & Separations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

There are three ways to obtain assistance with Benefits, Leaves & Retirement-related inquiries:

  • Email
  • Visit during virtual drop-In hours:  Tuesdays, 9am - 11am, Thursdays, 2pm - 4pm by clicking here 


HR Benefits Team
Title Name Email Phone
General contact Benefits Helpline

(415) 405.4004
Benefits Analyst (A - J)  Braulio Alcaraz (415) 405.4004
Benefits Analyst (K-T)  Mel (Mary) Cabrera-Brohmi (415) 405.4004
Senior Benefits Lead (U - Z) Lola Thomas (415) 338.2683

Retirement Specialist

Mary Saw

(415) 405.0572

Associate Director of Benefits, Leaves, and Retirement Services Martha Paul (415) 338.1878