FIT's benefits department is responsible for administering the college's plans for employee health care (Aetna), retirement savings, flexible spending, life insurance, long-term disability, and commuter benefits. We also manage  employee wellness programs and assist employees as they navigate retirement from FIT.

Full-Time Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

This section describes benefits information for full-time staff, full-time faculty (titles covered by FIT's collective bargaining agreement),  and full-time non-bargaining staff (administrative positions).

Time Off and Leave of Absence Benefits

Contact Us


333 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
(212) 217-3670
(212) 217-3652 fax

HR Solution Center

Monica Lemkowitz - Director of Benefits
Responsible for overall administration of FIT employee benefit plans.

Diana Reyes - Benefits Coordinator
Contact with questions about FIT’s benefit plan offerings, adjunct faculty and part-time staff health care premium reimbursement, benefits webpages and FIT’s Employee Wellness Program.

Jing Wu - Senior Benefits Specialist
Contact with questions about FIT's benefit plan offerings and for information about applying for long-term disability benefits.

Luminita Ganshaw - Benefits Representative
Contact to prepare for retirement from FIT or with questions about retiree benefits.

Cherese Hill-Cartagena - HR Administrator
Contact with questions about medical and family leave-related requests, other leave requests, and online attendance system issues.

Shannon Downing – Human Resources Associate

When emailing the Benefits Team, please include your FIT employee identification number.