Maria Mendez

Assistant Director Human Resources and Operations

HR & Operations

Phone: (404) 727-5689


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

1599 Clifton Rd
4th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • Masters, Environmental Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan PR
  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Science, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan PR


Maria Mendez is the Assistant Director for Human Resources and Operations in the Office of Research Administration Business Operations (ORABO).  She is responsible for the oversight of human resources needs for ORA, including recruitment, talent management, employee relations and performance management, among others. In addition, Maria is responsible for managing ORA’s centralized operations and business processes including the supply ordering, event coordination, ORABO website and other special projects.

Before coming to ORA, Maria served as the Assistant Director of Management Systems, Finance and Human Resources in the Environmental, Health and Safety Office.  In this capacity, in addition to finance and HR responsibilities, Maria collaborated with numerous departments across Emory University and Emory Healthcare to define and implement the Phase I of Emory’s Environmental Health and Safety Management System.  She was the Chair of a Technical Writer Committee to develop the CEN Workshop Agreement 15793 to establish an international guidance to Biorisk management (currently known as US TAG to ISO/TC212).

Maria holds a BS in Biology and a MS in Environmental Health from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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