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J'Ingrid Mathis Named NHEERL Human Capital Officer

During his divisional visits last year, NHEERL Director Hal Zenick announced his intent to hire a Human Capital Officer to enable the Laboratory to move forward toward the goals and actions envisioned within the Invigorate Our Workforce component of the NHEERL Action Plan. On January 12, 2012, Hal announced that J'Ingrid Mathis has been selected competitively from a strong pool of candidates as a senior advisor within the Immediate Office and NHEERL’s Human Capital Officer. In this capacity, J, as she prefers to be called, will have lead responsibility for overseeing NHEERL’s human capital efforts, as well as providing guidance and advice on a range of workforce issues.

J was previously the Program Analyst in the Toxicity Assessment Division and, simultaneously, chaired the NHEERL Human Capital Plan Steering Committee. Prior to coming to NHEERL, she was an Assistant Director at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, with responsibility for strategic planning and communications, and also served as Director of the National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention. Prior to working at UNC, J worked in Washington, DC, at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she was a Senior Program Analyst in the Administration for Children and Families. At HHS, J was named Principal Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration on workforce and organizational issues and was directly responsible for organizational human capital initiatives, ensuring workforce management, and succession planning for 1,400 employees nationwide. J received her bachelor's degree from Yale University and her master's degree in social work from Columbia University.

Over the next several months, J will be meeting with each Division for listening sessions and to discuss some important efforts that Hal wants her to lead.

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