Vice President, Human Resources
Joanna leads Cartesian’s Human Resources and Recruiting teams.
With over 20 years of Human Resources experience, she is a member of the Executive Management Leadership Team responsible for corporate strategy initiatives. In addition, she manages all aspects of Human Resources in North America, including benefits, employee relations, compliance, payroll, project management, change initiatives, and recruiting and retention.
Work is such a significant part of our lives that Joanna tries to do what she can to continue to enhance the employee experience. As she moves through her workday, she always considers how she can best create a positive work environment for Cartesian’s employees.
Prior to joining Cartesian, she was a Human Resources Specialist for SYSCO where she oversaw sales and administration recruiting, commission payroll, and human resources-related project management. She also collaborated with the Employee Relations team at State Farm’s corporate headquarters in Bloomington, IL.
Joanna graduated with honors from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Human Resources Management, including research focused on emotional intelligence in the workplace. Following that achievement, she earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University.