Human Resources Staff
Marion Fedrick, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
The Vice Chancellor for Human Resources is responsible for directing the development and administration of the strategies, plans, policies and programs targeted at maximizing employee effectiveness in contributing to the Board of Regents’ objectives. In addition, the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources manages the Human Resource function and related investments to ensure optimal return on investment of the System’s human capital assets, as well as serving as the liaison to and mentor for institutional level chief human resources officers; providing guidance and leadership to these officers as necessary.
Karin Elliott, Associate Vice Chancellor for Total Rewards
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Total Rewards is responsible for the strategic plan design and administration of all system-wide benefit programs for faculty, staff and retirees. Additionally, the Associate Vice Chancellor provides guidance and assistance to the human resources departments of all 30 institutions of the USG.
Monica P. Fenton, Director of System Benefits – Healthcare and Pharmacy Plans
Responsible for Healthcare & Pharmacy Plan Vendor Management, ensuring the Healthcare Plan maintains compliance with State & Federal laws, leading the System-Wide Wellness Program, and providing financial and health data analytical reporting needed for healthcare strategic decisions. This position will respond to Healthcare Plan claims appeals and work closely with the Shared Services Center on healthcare plan enrollment issues and appeals. This position will collaborate with the HR and Benefits leaders at the 30 USG institutions. This position will work closely with the AVC and the Total Rewards Steering Committee with the ongoing implementation of the strategic benefit plan.
Lydia Lanier, Director of System Benefits – Voluntary Benefit Plans
Responsible for the administration of the system-wide voluntary benefits plans, work/life programs, tuition assistance program and benefits policies. This position acts as a liaison with the Shared Services Center on matters associated with system related benefits enrollment issues. Also responsible for handling final level of appeals. This position will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor and collaborate or lead several system wide committees.
Jennifer C. Kennington, SPHR, CBP, Director of Benefits, Administration and Engagement
The Director of Benefits, Administration and Engagement is responsible for ensuring the University System of Georgia’s benefits administration and engagement strategy aligns with system-wide priorities and initiatives. This position recommends and leads employee benefits engagement strategy to achieve maximum employee engagement through communications and technology. Other responsibilities include setting the strategic direction of the University System of Georgia benefits administrative processes and benefits administration system as well as coordinating with the USG Shared Services Center to ensure successful implementation of benefits administration and enrollment strategies.
Farrah Spellman, System Wellness Benefits Program Manager
The System Wellness Benefits Program Manager assists with the administration of system-wide employee benefit programs, the resolution of issues concerning plan design, and first level of appeals as well as provides administrative support services for the Benefits Office at the University System Office.
Lina Lin, System Benefits Healthcare and Wellness Data Analyst
The System Benefits Healthcare and Wellness Data Analyst will support the analysis of the System-wide healthcare programs. The position requires a thorough understanding of healthcare analytics, including cost, use and clinical quality of care measures and also requires the ability to develop valid, custom reports based on plan utilization, trends in medical and pharmacy claims, and financial data for the University System of Georgia healthcare plans.
Lisa Joe, Director of Retirement Programs and Services The Director of Retirement Programs and Services is responsible for leading the administration and strategic direction of the University System of Georgia’s retirement programs. This position works collaboratively with USG HR leadership system wide on vendor management and performance, contract negotiation, and retirement program compliance with state and federal law. Other responsibilities include leading USG retirement and investment advisory committees, identifying plan cost savings and overall risk reduction strategies.
Jason Culp, Retirement Plan Manager The Retirement Plan Manager will support the analysis and administration of the University System of Georgia’s retirement plan programs. This position reports to the Director of Retirement Programs and Services, in addition to providing system-wide retirement plan education, guidance, and training. Other responsibilities include resolving complex retirement plan issues.
Vacant, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Development
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Development directs the system-wide needs assessment for training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of employee performance in achieving the system strategic plan. Additionally, the Assistant Vice Chancellor is the Organizational Development liaison to the System Office and designs programs to expand vertical expertise in key areas. This position is instrumental in developing and implementing a system-wide identification of emerging leaders for the Executive Leadership Institute.
Vacant, Organizational Development Manager
The Organizational Development Manager works with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Development and assists with the strategy, methodology, and execution of developmental needs within the System. Also, the Organizational Development Manager assists with the execution of the Executive Leadership Institute and other leadership development initiatives, as well as administering all marketing and training activities for the office of Organizational Development.