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Elizabeth Henderson Is New Director of Employee Benefits

She previously served in HR management for Meridian Benefits Consulting and Aetna

The University’s new director of employee benefits, Elizabeth A. Henderson of Danbury, brings more than 16 years of management experience in the field to her role.

As a member of the Human Resources team, Henderson will be responsible for developing, recommending, installing and administering benefit programs for SHU faculty and staff. These benefits include medical and dental options, term life and accidental death and dismemberment programs, long-term disability, pension and retirement plans, workers’ compensation, short-term disability, flexible spending accounts, supplemental retirement annuities and supplemental life insurance.

Henderson comes to SHU from Meridian Benefits Consulting, where she served as director of account management. She also worked as an account manager for Aetna.

“I am honored and truly excited to be part of the Sacred Heart University human resources team,” said Henderson. “During my interview, it was clear to me that they embrace an environment of warmth. My focus is to continue the human resources mantra by facilitating interactive communications and providing venues where employees can maximize understanding of the benefit offerings and wellness opportunities to create a positive life balance at work and home.”

“I am confident that Liz will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to both HR and Sacred Heart University,” said Julia Nofri, executive director for human resources.

Henderson graduated from Long Island University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and earned a certificate in human resources from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y. She currently holds Life, Accident and Health Insurance licensure in Connecticut, New York and several additional states, and she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.