The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources [NAAAHR New Jersey] exists to further the mission of the nationally-established and recognized organization in providing a unique global forum for the career development of Black and African American human resources professionals.


Our vision is to expand awareness of the impact that diverse, inclusive values and experiences bring to the workforces that support highly successful New Jersey-based companies. We will do this by building and sustaining a chapter that provides ongoing educational, skill-building, and networking opportunities for our individual members, professional partners, and sponsoring corporations. We will also serve as a resource for local women and minority-owned businesses and community-based organizations through our dedicated partnerships within the areas in which we live and work.


Our NAAAHR New Jersey Board offers a breadth and depth of experience in several HR disciplines, and they are passionate about introducing new ways to increase both the professional development of -
and personal connections between -  New Jersey's amazingly diverse population of HR practitioners.

Vanessa Phipps

I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because I have seen the brilliance, energy, and dedication that African American human resources professionals bring to their work, and I now have the opportunity to join, learn from, and contribute to that community of greatness.
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Denise Bailey
V.P. of Membership
Kiah Jones
VP, Corporate Relations

I've had the privilege of witnessing the profound impact of integrity, passion and intellect from this community of HR Leaders
in honor of diversity and inclusivity. I consider my own membership a responsibility to both celebrate and elevate these values.

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Karen Robinson
VP, External Affairs & Engagement

I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because I see the opportunity to collaborate and engage with dynamic African American human resources professionals who drive to inspire, teach and empower others to be great visionaries like themselves.

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Natalie Robinson
V.P. of Marketing & Communications

I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because of its global forum, which purposely represents people of the African diaspora that work in Human Resources. Being part of NAAAHR New Jersey allows me to align my goals, share my ideas, gain knowledge and offer leadership/support to all levels on career and global growth ability in the workforce.
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Jakarta Robinson
V.P/Co-Chair of Programs & Professional Development

I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because I have the opportunity to engage with a dedicated, intelligent group of African American professionals. It provides me an opportunity to share experiences, discuss various HR issues, and learn from this group of professionals. Finally, I have an opportunity to participate in local programs and events and give back to the community.
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Karen Taylor
VP, Co-chair, Programs & Professional Development

I am excited about NAAAHR New Jersey because I have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from dynamic African American Human Resource Professionals, participate in community outreach and work with/mentor students who are interested in the Human Resources profession.

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Winnie Wade
VP, Branding & Social Media
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Sr. Vice President of Operations

Calling all Exceptional HR professionals who are great strategic thinkers! Our chapter is looking for a
Senior VP of Operations who will assume responsibility for strategic planning and oversight for operations
of the NAAAHR-NJ Executive Board and all associated committee functions.

This is a Volunteer Leadership position in a vibrant, growth-focused association.

National Association of African Americans in Human Resources - New Jersey Chapter (NAAAHRNJ)

128 Broad Street, Suite 44

Bloomfield, NJ 07003



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