District Benefits Office Team


Dr. Ronald McKinley, SPHR
Chief Human Resources Officer

Phoenix Lara
District Benefits Manager
(510) 466-7229


Taneesha Dickerson
Benefits Specialist
(510) 466-7229

  • Retirees – Retirement processes
  • New hires – Verify Benefits, Benefits Orientation
  • Surviving Spouses – (Administering Benefits, Direct Bill)
  • All Reimbursements – Medicare HRA Reimbursements, Retiree HRA Medical and Prescription Reimbursements, Active Employee HRA Medical and Prescription Reimbursements
  • Medicare – Initial Enrollment
  • Part-time Faculty Benefits

Ronnie Roberts-McCain
Benefits Specialist
(510) 466-7229

Benefits Support for all Temporary Classified Employees and Active Employees for College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College, Merritt College, and the District Office.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
  • FSA – Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare & Dependent Daycare)
  • Commuter Accounts (Transit & Parking)
  • Affordable Care Act, Eligibility & Enrollments
  • Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage questions/copies
  • Benefits Termination/Resignation Processing
  • Voya Voluntary Life Insurance Premium Verifications & Employee Contribution Reconciliations
  • COBRA Enrollee Support
  • Benefits Office Website Arrangement of Text and Visual Updates
  • Special Projects & Implementations
  • Benefits Office Invoice Processing & Report Management
  • For Assistance with Tax Deferred – 403 (b) & 457 (b), Post-tax Roth 403 (b) & 457 (b), click here

Alejandra Rodriguez, MSHRM
Human Resources Analyst Leaves & Benefits 
(510) 466-7386

Leave of Absence for full-time employees (administrators, classified, faculty) and part-time faculty in the district and all four campuses.

  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
  • Sick Transfer – new and former employees, CalPERS, CalSTRS Express Benefits
  • Vacation payouts
  • Accrued hours and timesheet assistance
  • EDD forms for part-time faculty
  • Extended Illness and Differential Leave