Employee Benefits Oversight Committee (EBOC)

MIT's Employee Benefits Oversight Committee (EBOC) provides strategic guidance on employee benefits-related matters such as plan and program design, costs, funding, and competitiveness.

The committee strives to approach benefits for employees—defined as staff, faculty, and postdoctoral associates—with the following criteria as a framework:

  • Aligns with MIT's culture and values
  • Is affordable for employees and shields them from financial risk
  • Promotes the health, well-being, and development of employees
  • Competitive in relation to recruiting new faculty and staff
  • Responds to diverse employee needs
  • Sustainable for the Institute
  • Tax-efficient, cost-effective, and compliant
  • Supports employee engagement

Led by the Vice President for Human Resources (VPHR), the Committee consists of the Oversight Committee and standing subcommittees. The subcommittees (with working groups as needed) address specific proposals and topics as appropriate. The VPHR reports back to the Provost and Executive Vice President and Treasurer as needed.


EBOC Chair
Ramona AllenVice President for Human Resources

Robert Atkins, Division Head, Advance Technology, Lincoln Laboratory
Katie Hammer, Vice President for Finance
Kerry A. Harrison, Department Head, Human Resources, Lincoln Laboratory
Elizabeth Lennox, Assistant Provost, Administration
Ann MacKenzie, Director, Benefits
Melissa Nobles, Chancellor
Cecilia W. Stuopis, Medical Director and Head, MIT Medical

Health Subcommittee

The Health Subcommittee is charged with providing recommendations and guidance regarding health, wellness, and medical care for the MIT community. The Subcommittee identifies and analyzes critical issues and priorities as needed. The Health Subcommittee coordinates its work with the MIT Medical Management Board and the MIT Medical Consumers Advisory Council.


Ann MacKenzie, Director, Benefits, Human Resources
Cecilia W. Stuopis, Medical Director and Head, MIT Medical


Cari Angellotti, Manager, Benefits
Marc B. Jones, Assistant Dean, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Stephanie Pappas, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Lincoln Laboratory
Brian Schuetz, Executive Director MIT Medical Department Administration
Bruce Tidor, ProfessorBiological Engineering and Computer Sciences

WorkLife and WellBeing Subcommittee

The Work-Life and WellBeing Subcommittee is charged with providing recommendations and guidance regarding benefits that MIT provides, such as commuter benefits, child care, tuition assistance, etc., that do not fall under the areas of health or retirement. The Subcommittee evaluates and makes recommendations regarding new programs brought forward for consideration. The Subcommittee will coordinate its work with MIT MyLifeServices, MIT's Employee Assistance Program, as appropriate.

Ann MacKenzie, Director, Benefits, Human Resources

Sandy Alexandre, Associate Professor, Literature Section, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Liz Cerrato, Director of Policy and Compliance, Human Resources
Melissa Choi, Assistant Director, Lincoln Laboratory
Keith Curtis Dimalanta,  Associate Director for Financial Aid Delivery
Amy Glasmeier, Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Terry Knight, Professor, Department of Architecture
Doug Pfeiffer, Assistant Provost for Administration, Office of the Provost
Marianna Pierce, Senior Advisor to the VP of HR Human Resources
Gary Roberts, Director, Faculty and Research Services, MIT Sloan Faculty and Research Services
Ann Skoczenski, Director of Postdoctoral Services, Vice President for Research
Heather Williams, Assistant Provost for Strategic Projects, Office of the Provost