Associate Director, Human Resources
Jess is the Associate Director, Human Resources(HR). In this role, she oversees all people operations and is responsible for working closely with the Executive Director to develop APSAs people strategy to ensure that APSA meets the highest standards in making the association a desirable place to work and foster an organizational culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect, including actively dismantling those practices and processes that uphold systemic racism and inequity.
Prior to joining APSA, Jess worked at Freshly as a Human Resource Generalist advising people leaders in HR operations, managing team member onboarding, and leading the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Jess earned her Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Knowledge Management from Lancaster University, UK in 2014 and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). Jess is originally from Nigeria and in her spare time, she loves to travel, dance, watch true crime documentaries, collect local wine labels, meet new people, and gain new experiences.