Hope Berte has served as the Chief of Staff/Deputy to the President and Executive Director of Human Resources since 2017. Hope previously served as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Designee and has worked at CSI since 2006.

While serving in her role as Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Designee, Hope worked closely with campus leadership to manage all matters related to staffing, grievance and discipline, contract matters, payroll, benefits and pension administration, and training. 

Before coming to the College of Staten Island, Hope held the position of Director of Human Resources with a New York-based nonprofit human services agency offering residential assistance, clinical treatment, family support, and pioneering solutions for people with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Hope worked closely with the Executive Team to ensure compliance with city, state, and federal mandates. Some highlights of her13-year career at this organization include the implementation and migration of employee data to ADP Payroll/HR and Time and Leave, implementation of an agency-wide policy and procedure manual, compensation review including implementation of consistent job descriptions, creation of a merit based performance bonus system, and implementation of employee health and wellness initiatives. 

Hope is actively involved in college organizations serving on the CSI Association Board, the Finance Committee, and the Personnel Committee of the Association Board. She is also a member of the President's Cabinet, and Chair of the HEO Screening Committee. 

Hope holds a BA in Psychology from Brooklyn College and a MS in Business Management and Leadership from the CUNY School of Professional Studies.