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Meet the Team

Rising to New Heights, Together

At Florida Poly, our faculty and staff make a difference in the world every day.  They inspire our students and each other to rise to new heights and create a community where discoveries are made, and innovation is pursued.  We are a unified team that respects each other’s unique differences by embracing diversity, promoting inclusion, and encouraging freedom of thought and speech to generate new ideas.  We promote solutions that embody the four core values essential for advancing STEM:  Adaptability, Collaboration, Innovation and Leadership.

The Department of Human Resources supports this bold, proud Phoenix community through talent acquisition and professional development, competitive compensation and a robust benefits package,  and through improved employee relations and performance management.  We are here for all our Florida Poly employees.  We’re doing our best so that you can do your best as we continue build this great university together.

HR Team

Regina Brown

Employee Relations Specialist

863-874-8736 | Email

Manages individual or team performance improvement, employee engagement and recognition programs, employee relations, conflict resolution, and disciplinary guidance. Administers FMLA, ADA, Sick Leave Pool, and annual performance appraisal process. Chairs university Employee Activity Committee (EAC). 

Federico "Rico" Despiau

HR Coordinator, Recruiting and HRIS

863-874-8507 | Email

Serves applicants and hiring managers, guiding them through the hiring process and record-keeping. Works specifically with faculty hiring, and staff positions in the divisions of academic affairs, advancement, and general counsel. Assists in Workday process improvement and testing.

Kelly Hart

HR Coordinator, Recruiting

863-874-8422 | Email

Serves applicants and hiring managers, guiding them through the hiring process. Works specifically with student employment (all divisions) and recruitment for the Division of Administration and Finance and the Office of the President.

Barbara Jones

Administrative Assistant II

863-874-8821 I Email

Serves to support the operational administration of the Human Resources Department. Works in assisting in the employee hiring/onboarding, administrative duties and clerical duties as well as maintaining human resources records and documentation.

Gloria Nelson

Compensation, EQUITY and INCLUSION Manager

863-874-8402 | Email

Manages university compensation and classification structure, including position analysis and evaluation, pay grading and position descriptions. Works with the University to develop and implement strategies that support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture throughout the organization for faculty, staff, and students. Also responsible for HR data reporting, and HR operations administration.