Human Resources Benefits and Compensation

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department invites job applicants to click the button below to receive information concerning employment opportunities.

You may view current vacancies and apply online.

Below are Human Resources Department contacts:


Lisa Burgess
Phone: 757-766-1100
ext. 3358
Fax: 757-766-8732

  • Employee Benefits (open enrollment, new hire orientation, employee changes)
  • Processes all FMLA and disability requests
  • Maintains medical, dental and disability data on all benefits-eligible employees
  • Maintains up-to-date database on all employees
  • Processes all employee retirements
  • Processes monthly payroll for all employees


Ciwaka Johnson
Phone: 757-766-1100
ext. 3377
Fax: 757-766-9402

  • Accepts and processes employment applications for all positions
  • Administers the Workers’ Compensation and Claims Management programs for all employees
  • Provides human resources general information
  • Job postings for all positions
  • Employment verifications
  • Criminal background checks and fingerprinting
  • Licensure and tracking of advance certifications

Mission Statement

New Horizons Regional Education Centers (NHREC) Human Resources Department is committed to providing quality services in a professional, caring, and consistent manner. In providing these services, we are dedicated to clear communication, progressive thinking, and resourceful solutions toward meeting NHREC goals and objectives. The HRD will create an Environment for People to Excel.

In Human Resources, we reach for the STARS …

Support. We contribute to departmental goal achievement by providing and/or interpreting policies, procedures, and practices.

Train. We train and educate to increase the skills, knowledge, and abilities of a diverse employee population.

Advocate. We ensure the fair and consistent treatment of all employees.

Recognize and reward. We believe in acknowledging excellence on a daily basis.

Service. We provide for the employee’s individual needs through:

  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment and Retention, and
  • Legal Compliance


Vision Statement:     => We Put People First

Values Statements:  => We believe people want to do the right thing.

=> We choose to be leaders in our field.

New Horizons is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, natural origin, or handicaps.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

New Horizons Regional Education Centers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, creed, marital status, age or disability in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and ADA regulations.