Human Resources Director
Lora was hired in 1998 to start the department. She has over 25 years of experience and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Lora works with management practice issues, employee/labor relations, policy development & revision, and discipline. She is also the benefit plan administrator and is responsible for compensation programs.
Inés was hired in 2020 as Human Resources Coordinator and promoted in 2022 to Employment Manager. She has a Master of Human Resources Management degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She possesses over seven years of experience in human resources and currently serves in the military with 17 years tenure. Ines provides leadership and coaching management in activities relating to Johnson County employee/labor relations, including administering collective bargaining agreements and policies approved by the Board of Supervisors. Inés is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and actively works on human resources strategic initiatives while promoting best practices and mitigating organizational risk. Inés also serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Risk Management Coordinator
Adam was hired in 2017 as the Risk Management Coordinator. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from Mount Mercy University with emphasis in Human Resources Management. Adam possesses over 16 years of experience as a safety professional, including prior OSHA Trainer expertise. He served in the military for eight years. Adam is a member of the Public Risk Management Association and works with Johnson County’s insurance agency/carriers as well as with the Finance Department and has operational responsibility of auto, property/casualty and general liability insurance. He also performs functions related to workers’ compensation, safety, drug testing, and related training. Adam serves as Chairperson of the Safety Committee.
Human Resources Coordinator
Kristy was hired in 2022 as the Human Resources Coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mount Mercy University. Kristy possesses over 25 years of experience in human resources with an emphasis in talent acquisition. She previously served on the Regional Workforce Development Board for nearly 10 years and on the Eastern Iowa Human Resources Board for three years. Kristy is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and performs HR generalist functions for Johnson County including recruiting, onboarding, benefit administration, employee/labor relations, compensation, publications, training, and other human resource initiatives. Kristy serves on the Communications Committee.
Human Resources Assistant
Melaine was hired in 2022 as the Human Resources Assistant. She has over 25 years of administrative experience, the bulk of which has been with non-profit organizations and local government agencies. Melaine performs supportive Human Resources functions for Johnson County including maintaining records, assisting with recruitment, onboarding, and employee relations. Melaine is a member of the Employee Engagement & Events Committee.