Antonette Russell


Human Resource Director

Antonette Russell is the Human Resource Director for the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). Leading human resource functions, implementing internal operation projects, and building a positive and effective workplace culture are some of her expertise. During her career, she has leveraged technology, people, finance, and operations to build and maintain a workplace of excellence.

Prior to APHSA, she was Director of HR and Operations at a start-up digital and marketing company. Antonette also held leadership positions at Meals on Wheels America, DC Central Kitchen, and DC Vote.

As a strategic HR business partner at APHSA, she is responsible for managing an integrated human resource system, compliance, benefits, policies, and IT. She is passionate about promoting a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion, high performance, and job satisfaction among all employees.

She earned her MPA in Public Policy and MBA in Finance from Regent University, a BS from Hampton University and the SHRM-SCP.