Michelle Brown Douglas
Michelle Brown Douglas serves as a Director in Human Resources with oversight and responsibility for Equal Opportunity and Compliance (EOC); Diversity and Inclusion; Training and Organizational Development; the Ombuds Program; and Facilities HR.
Michelle joined the Florida State HR team in September 2014. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Human Resource Services at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. With over 15 years of experience in Personnel Management, Michelle has also worked in the New York, Georgia, and Kentucky Higher Education Systems.
Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and African-American Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master's degree in History from Florida State University.
She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from HRCI and has trained with the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity. Her areas of specialization include Employee and Labor Relations, Performance Management, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Legal Compliance. She is a member of CUPA.
Annie Grier is a macro social worker championing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia. She is the Senior Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion at Florida State University. Prior to working in diversity and inclusion, she spent 8 years doing criminal justice research and program development within the criminal justice system in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Social Work, specializing in research, from Washington University in St. Louis.
Kennethia Vail provides support to the FSU Diversity and Inclusion team, where she hopes to contribute to the quality of diversity at FSU. She is currently in her second year of the Master of Social Work program, studying clinical social work. Prior to attending FSU, she attended the University of Central Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During her time at UCF, she interned with different organizations such as Outlook Clinic and the Mental Health Association of Central Florida that catered to improving the mental health of those in the surrounding Orlando community. After Kennethia graduates, she hopes to relocate to Washington, D.C., and continue working in the non-profit sector, specifically doing humanitarian and advocacy work. She is currently working with the End the Silence program at NAMI Tallahassee, where through presentations, they provide resources and fight the stigma associated with mental health and speaking out.