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Meet the Staff

James V. Williams, Jr.

Director of Human Resources

James oversees all the activities performed by the Office of Human Resources, including benefits, recruiting, compensation, employee relations, training and employee recognition programs. James has a Master in Human Resources Management (MHRM) and serves as the chair of the Employee Recognition Committee and the Faculty/Staff Wellness Committee. He was selected by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPAHR) for the Excellence in Human Resources Practice National Award. In 2012 James was also recognized by the Southern Region CUPAHR with the Meritorious Service Award. James has served a two-year term as President of the Florida CUPAHR Chapter.

E'Lisa Green

Human Resources Generalist

E’Lisa has served in the human resources field for 27 years. Prior to coming to JU she worked in human resources at CSX, Modis and Head Start. E’Lisa has a Master in Business Administration (MBA). In 2016 E’Lisa received the JAXSPYS Award by the Athletic Department for outstanding service to the staff.

Celeste Moneypenny

Human Resources Generalist

Celeste has served in the human resources field for over 20 years. Celeste’s prior experience includes medical management and accounting. She currently serves on the Board of the North Florida Compensation and Benefits Association. Celeste is a proud alum and completed her Master in Business Administration (MBA) from JU and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Katie Scherer

Human Resources Generalist

Katie has most recently served in human resources at Freedom Mortgage, Savannah-Chatham Board of Education and Ron Jon Surf Shop. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Coaching. In addition, Katie has a Certificate in Industrial Health and Safety from Georgia Tech. While at LaGrange College she was active in Residence Life and the Athletic Department while serving on the Women’s Basketball and Volleyball Team.

Renee Smith

Human Resources Generalist/Administrative Assistant to the Director

Renee has 10 years of experience in the human resources field and a Master in Counseling degree from Liberty University. Prior to joining JU Renee served in a local law firm and was a human resources manager at Coastal Care Medical Center. She also worked as a Payroll Assistant at Community Hospice and was a Human Resources Representative at the University of North Florida. Renee serves on the Faculty/Staff Wellness Committee and assist with the planning of all HR sponsored events such as the Annual Health Fair and Employee Recognition Day.

Who is my HR representative?

In the interest of serving JU even better, the Office of Human Resources assigns an HR Generalist to each college/organization at JU. The specific areas below are listed so you will know who your professional HR Generalist is. Please note, we are still a team -- if you have a question when your Generalist advisor is out, we are all here to serve you.

Your College and/or Dept. Your HR Generalist
Academic Affairs Admin Celeste Moneypenny
Accelerated Degree Program Celeste Moneypenny
Admissions & Enrollment E'Lisa Green
Alumni Katie Scherer
Aramark Food Service & Facilities Services E'Lisa Green
Athletics Administration & Sports E'Lisa Green
Aviation Celeste Moneypenny
​​Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Science & Nursing Celeste Moneypenny
Business Celeste Moneypenny
Campus Security Katie Scherer
College of Arts & Sciences E'Lisa Green
College of Fine Arts Katie Scherer
Controller's Office Katie Scherer
Davis College of Business Celeste Moneypenny
Education E'Lisa Green
Enrollment Mgmt. Admin & Research E'Lisa Green
EPIC E'Lisa Green
Financial Affairs Katie Scherer
Financial Aid E'Lisa Green
Human Resources Katie Scherer
Humanities E'Lisa Green
Information Technology E'Lisa Green
Library Renee Smith
Marine Science Research Institute Katie Scherer
Music Katie Scherer
Orthodontic Academic & Clinic Celeste Moneypenny
President's Office Admin E'Lisa Green
Purchasing/Post Office/Copy Center Katie Scherer
Registrar's Office E'Lisa Green
Residential Life Katie Scherer
Science & Math Katie Scherer
Social Sciences E'Lisa Green
St. Johns RiverKeeper Katie Scherer
Student Activities Katie Scherer
Student Life & Counseling Katie Scherer
Theatre Arts Katie Scherer
University Advancement Katie Scherer
University Marketing & Communications Katie Scherer
Visual Arts Katie Scherer
Wilma's Little People School E'Lisa Green