Meet the Staff

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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.

Representatives by College or Department

  • Academic Advising: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Academic Affairs: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Admissions: E'Lisa Green
  • Alumni: Katie Scherer
  • Athletics: Katie Scherer
  • Aviation: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences: E'Lisa Green
  • Bursar: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Campus Security: Katie Scherer
  • Career Resource Center: Katie Scherer
  • College of Arts and Sciences: E'Lisa Green
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: E'Lisa Green
  • Controller: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Counseling Center: Katie Scherer
  • Davis College of Business: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Education: E'Lisa Green
  • Engineering: Celeste Moneypenny
  • EPIC: Celeste Moneypenny
  • FICURMA: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Financial Affairs: Katie Scherer
  • Human Resources: Katie Scherer
  • Humanities: E'Lisa Green
  • Information Technology: E'Lisa Green
  • Institutional Research & Assessment: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Keigwin School of Nursing: E'Lisa Green
  • Kinesiology: E'Lisa Green
  • Library: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts: Katie Scherer
  • LRNet/Student Support Program: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Marine Science Research Institute: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Marketing & Communications: Katie Scherer
  • Mental Health Counseling: E'Lisa Green
  • Music: Katie Scherer
  • Office of the President: E'Lisa Green
  • Orthodontics: E'Lisa Green
  • Purchasing: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Registrar: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Residential Life: Katie Scherer
  • Science and Math: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Sociology: E'Lisa Green
  • St. Johns River Keeper: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Student Activities: Katie Scherer
  • Student Financial Assistance: Celeste Moneypenny
  • Student Life: Katie Scherer
  • Theatre Arts: Katie Scherer
  • University Advancement: Katie Scherer
  • Visual Arts: Katie Scherer
  • Wilma's Little People School: E'Lisa Green