Carmelita is responsible for strategic and managerial oversight of BayFirst’s human resources department. Her primary areas of focus include human resources leadership, compliance, benefits administration, performance management, recruiting, retention, training and otherwise engaging BayFirst’s most valuable asset: our people. Carmelita has more than 10 years of experience in human capital management with strong knowledge in policy development and employment law. Prior to joining BayFirst, she held HR management positions in various industries, but primarily in government contracting. Carmelita is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has earned the designation of Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University.