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The School’s human resources (HR) office services are to provide effective human resource management and to lead initiatives on behalf of the School that support our vision, mission, and values while delivering the highest level of customer service. We serve as a consultant to School faculty and staff on HR policies, procedures and systems including Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT); classification and compensation; performance management; employee relations; organizational design; as well as many other areas. We strive to maximize the opportunities to recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified faculty and staff and to otherwise enhance the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s employee engagement experience.  We also serve as the liaison between the School and various offices around campus (Provost’s Office, Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of University Counsel, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, as well as other UNC-Chapel Hill offices) on employee matters.

The HR team connects with each UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy employee at some point in their career. In 2023 we made a concerted effort to focus on the employee experience through engagement. We are excited to share the HR team’s accomplishments over 2023. Together, we created a new employee recognition program and improved our existing one, hosted monthly employee social events, and enhanced our community’s safety through emergency preparedness planning. To provide our employees with opportunities for growth, we hosted management training sessions and provided funds for professional development. Please take a look at our 2023 Impact Report to learn more! Thank you for being a part of our journey!

Download the 2023 ESOP HR Impact Report

Meet the Team:


Nicole Kenney

Senior Director of Human Resources and Engagement

(919) 966-9886


Victoria Fleming

Associate Director of Human Resources
Primary contact for all personnel actions for Dean’s Suite and Eshelman Innovation.

(919) 962-0059



Assistant Director of Faculty Employment
Primary contact for all faculty personnel actions.

(919) 966-5239


Mac Balatico

Human Resources Business Partner
Primary contact for all personnel actions for CBMC, CICBDD, and SGC.

(919) 843-8121


Alekya Padmanabhuni

Human Resources Business Partner
Primary contact for all personnel actions for DPOP, DPMP, and CNDD.

(919) 966-7631


Brian Lawrence

Human Resources Business Partner
Primary contact for all personnel actions for School Supporting units.

(919) 966-5271


Angela Lyght

Employee Engagement Specialist

Primary contact for performance management and engagement survey.

(919) 962-0087

Kelly Redd

Human Resources Specialist

Primary contact for immigration visas, TIM, leave, and graduate student actions.

(919) 966-9774