About the Resource Center Staff

Theresa Milazzo
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Phone: (404) 727-7404
Email: theresa.milazzo@emory.edu

Theresa Milazzo Theresa Milazzo was appointed to Associate Vice President, Human Resources in August 2006. She provides leadership for Emory's employee benefits, staff compensation, and the faculty staff assistance program, which includes health promotion and wellness. In her role, she is accountable for ensuring the work-life programs are integrated with other HR programs.

 

Prior to joining Emory, Theresa worked as a human resources consultant for Towers Perrin, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and Mercer. In her consulting work, she assisted companies in a variety of industries with the design and implementation of staff and executive compensation programs, with an emphasis in total rewards and incentive plans. She holds a bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences from Rice University and MBA from the University of Florida.

Audrey Adelson, MSW, WLCP
Work-Life Manager
Phone: (404) 727-1261
Email: audrey.adelson@emory.edu

Audrey Adelson Audrey Adelson was appointed to manage work-life programs at Emory in July, 2014. She is responsible for the strategic planning, development and implementation of programs and evaluation of program effectiveness at the Emory WorkLife Resource Center, located in Central Human Resources. Audrey serves as a subject matter expert on campus, where she frequently consults with departments and managers striving to provide successful implementation of flexible work arrangements and other initiatives to support the work-life effectiveness of their employees.

 

Audrey began her career at Emory in November, 2008 and has held the role of both dependent care program specialist and work-life consultant prior to serving in her current role of manager. Audrey is responsible for development of many of the notable work-life programs at Emory, including The Emory Child Care Network, The Emory Employee-Student Job Network, Emory's Annual Camp & Learning Expo and The Emory Caregiver Support Program. In 2014, Audrey was recognized with an Award of Distinction by President James Wagner for demonstrating exceptional dedication to her job and the development of the Emory Caregiver Support Program.

 

Prior to coming to Emory, Audrey served as a leader to many clients, assisting them to develop successful work-life and management development programs. Her clients have included Fortune 500 businesses and professional athletic organizations. Audrey has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master's degree in clinical social work, both from Florida State University. She has her professional certification in Work-Life from WorldAtWork and the Alliance for Work-Life Progress and is an active member of AWLP and the College & University Work Family Association. Audrey is also the founder of the Atlanta Work-Life Professionals Group, a local think-tank and networking group, comprised of work-life and other HR professionals from various businesses and universities interested in creating and exchanging innovative and effective work-life initiatives and ideas.

 

Aaronnette McFarlin, MSA
WorkLife Specialist
Phone: (404) 727-8432
Email: atmcfar@emory.edu

Aaronnette Jackson Aaronnette Jackson joined the Emory WorkLife Resource Center in April 2009. Her primary responsibilities include the overall management of several of the centers popular programs including Finance Matters, The Emory Employee-Student Job Network, Emory Childcare Network, Emory’s Annual Camp & Learning Expo, and a bi-annual retirement event. Additionally, Aaronnette also administers the Emory Hardship Fund and is responsible for the marketing, communications, and program evaluation for many work-life offerings at Emory, as well as providing ongoing maintenance of WorkLife website.

 

Aaronnette has worked for Emory University since 2006 and has held positions in other areas of HR including Employee Services and Open Recruitment. Aaronnette holds an undergraduate degree from Spelman College and a master's degree in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. She has been able to apply her generalist knowledge in the field of HR to help with several key projects and assignments across campus including the development and implementation of a telecommuting proposal for the entire HR Employment Department, serving as a member of the SACS review team within central human resources and serving as an HR representative on campus.

 

Mary Ellen Nessmith, MPA
WorkLife Specialist
Phone: (404) 727-4177
Email: mary.ellen.nessmith@emory.edu

Aaronnette JacksonMary Ellen Nessmith joined The Emory WorkLife Resource Center in December 2014. She is responsible for the administrative and programmatic coordination of various work-life programs. Ms. Nessmith serves as the point of contact for the Emory Caregiver Support Program.

 

Mary Ellen began her career as a work-life associate where she provided information and referral to help employers and their employees effectively manage work and family responsibilities. After spending 7 years in various professional roles with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging, Ms. Nessmith developed an expertise in providing support and guidance to caregivers and older adults.

 

Mary Ellen has an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Family and Consumer Sciences and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She has certificates in Information and Referral, Mental Health and Aging, and Care Management from Boston University Institute for Geriatric Social Work. Mary Ellen also has a certificate in Alzheimer’s Care from Alzheimer’s Association.