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The E&MR team members have expertise in employment issues and serve as leaders within the campus community in researching and developing high quality solutions to resolve workplace issues.


Meet your UNC E&MR Consultants

Angenette’s professional career at UNC-Chapel Hill began over 25 years ago. She is currently the Senior Director of Employee and Management Relations (E&MR) in the Office of Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the E&MR while demonstrating strong leadership. She is dedicated to creating an engaging work environment for the UNC community and effectively manages change to shape the university’s culture. Additionally, she stays proactive in responding to trends and their impact on long-term goals.

Angenette oversees the development and implementation of E&MR policies, procedures, and programs, including administrative leave (including adverse weather and communicable disease), employee threat assessments, the policy on improper relationships, onboarding, the University Exit program, unemployment, and employee wellness checks. She provides direction and guidance on E&MR principles, policies, laws, and best practices for performance issues, consultations for conduct and effective work environments, HIPPA and privacy violations, disciplinary actions, involuntary separations, facilitated conversations, mediations, conflict and dispute resolutions, and workplace climate assessments.

Angenette is the employee relations contact for OHR-EOC, OUC, Internal Audit, OHR Communications, the Ombuds Office, Office of the Chancellor and WUNC-FM.

During her tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill, she held various positions including Benefits Specialist, Senior HR Generalist, Senior Consultant (E&MR), and Manager of E&MR. Angenette’s expertise encompasses the management of university grievances, performance management, and workplace violence (WPV) policies and processes, classification and compensation, recruitment, organizational development, benefits administration, training and coaching.

Before becoming a member of UNC-Chapel, Angenette held the positions of Health Educator and Accounting Officer. During her tenure in these roles, she was responsible for the development and management of various programs and activities aimed at youth. These initiatives focused on decision-making, coping with peer pressure, academic enrichment, teen pregnancy prevention, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. Additionally, Angenette provided community outreach, budget preparation, grant writing, community event planning, and family planning services for substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. She also performed human resources functions, including managing volunteers and students, recruitment, training, salary administration, orientation, and compensation management.

Angenette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration, as well as a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina Central University.

Contact Angenette McAdoo
Call: 919-962-9638

As the Deputy Director and Manager of the Employee & Management Relations (E&MR) unit in the Office of Human Resources, Donna is responsible for providing consistent, equitable and timely recommendations regarding UNC’s policies and procedures to resolve conflict, enhance collaboration, foster positive partnerships and cultivate an engaging work environment for all employees, managers and the entire UNC community. As Deputy Director, Donna works with the Sr. Director to focus on key business drivers regarding employee engagement and the work environment. Donna also works with the Sr. Director to create long-term strategic plans for the E&MR unit, implement effective collaborative efforts with business partners, and build trust and respect while gaining the confidence of others at all levels of the orgainzation. In her role as E&MR Manager, Donna utilizes effective interpretation of University policies and applicable State and Federal laws to offer guidance, “real-time” advice and creative case management options regarding a wide range of employee relations issues affecting SHRA and EHRA-NF employees.

Donna provides direct employee relations services to The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Work.

Prior to joining the E&MR team, Donna served as the HR Director/EEO Officer at Elizabeth City State University where she successfully managed HR functions such as benefits, ADA, SHRA and EHRA-NF grievances, employee and management relations, performance management, staffing and recruitment, payroll, and all EEO matters. Throughout Donna’s extensive background in corporate and nonprofit sectors, she has served as Training Specialist, Workforce Development Coordinator, Social Worker, and as Executive Director of a Smart Start organization. Donna has merged her breadth of professional knowledge and diverse perspectives into a comprehensive career focused on inspiring employee loyalty, increasing engagement, reducing turnover, and creating a positive university culture.

Donna graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing and received her MBA in Human Resource Management from Capella University. In addition, she received certifications in DEI in the Workplace from the University of South Florida, and Nonprofit Management from Duke University. Donna is also a State Certified Employment Mediator.

Contact Donna James-Whidbee
Call: 919-843-8349

Robin is a Senior Employee and Management Relations Consultant who joined the Office of Human Resources and Employee and Management Relations team in May 2022. She assists departmental HR Consultants with disciplinary concerns to include performance and conduct for both SHRA and EHRA-NF employees. In addition, Robin assists in facilitating conflict resolutions between employees and/or managers by providing guidance, mediation, training, and coaching in an effort to resolve those issues ensuring that actions are consistent and within compliance of university policy.

Robin currently supports Athletics, Energy Services, Facilities, Finance and Operations, The School of Government and Student Affairs.

Robin has over 15 years of professional human resources and management experience in the private sector and filled the roles of Director and Manager of Human Resources in the corrugated boxing, automotive, medical device, heavy construction, and furniture industries as well as 5 years in the retail industry with a big box operation. In those roles, Robin supported multiple facilities throughout NC, SC and VA and managed many functions within HR to include employee and management relations, union negotiations, EEOC charges and disputes, unemployment, benefits, performance management, recruitment, training, compensation, payroll, workers compensation and safety.

Robin is originally from Virginia and an avid UVA fan–when they are not playing UNC. She graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg where she earned her B.A. in Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management. Robin is also a State Certified Employment Mediator.

Contact Robin Rudd
Call: 919-843-6540

Adele is a Senior Employee & Management Relations Consultant who strongly believes in strategic transformational leadership, assisting with empowering employees and initiating positive change through the university. She joined the E&MR team in April 2019, coming from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Adele handles day-to-day case management, providing consultations and guidance related to performance management, employee conduct, disciplinary actions, and conflict/dispute resolution.

Adele currently supports the Office of University Development, School of Law, Kenan-Flagler Business School, and Housekeeping Services.

In August 2019, Adele led the rollout of a new Exit Interview Program and has served as the Program’s Lead Administrator since that time. From April 2022 – August 2023, she served as the university’s Interim Workplace Violence & Grievance Officer. Adele’s other campus activities include serving on the OHR/EOC Social Committee–planning quarterly social events for employees within the division, and holding general membership in the Carolina Black Caucus.

Adele has over 15 years of professional experience in the public and private sector working for several global organizations, such as VF Corporation, Volvo Trucks, and UPS. Her areas of expertise include SHRA and EHRA-NF Employee Relations Consultations, Case Management, Conflict Resolution/Mediations, Grievance Processes, Disciplinary Actions, and Exit Interview trends analyses.

She has a B.A. in Communications from Bennett College and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management (concentration in Organizational Development) from Strayer University. She has two professional HR certifications, PHR and SHRM-CP, along with a DEI in the Workplace certification from the University of South Florida. Adele is a Certified State Mediator through the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In her current chapter, Beta Iota Omega (Greensboro, NC), she leads the “Sister-to-Sister Career Networking” committee, which focuses on professional development and navigating workplace issues for women of color.

Contact Adele Mayfield
Call: 919-962-2657

Tyler is a Senior Employee and Management Relations Consultant providing consultation and training for employees and managers. Tyler is responsible for providing consistent, equitable and timely recommendations regarding UNC’s policies and procedures to resolve conflict, enhance collaboration, foster positive partnerships and cultivate an engaging work environment for all employees, managers and the entire UNC community.

Tyler supports the following units: Vice Chancellor for Research, School of Education, School of Information Library Science, University Libraries, Information Technology Services, Registrar, Scholarship, and Student Aide, the Office of the Provost, Vice Chancellor for Innovation, UNC Police, Parking and Transportation, Academic Community Engagement, UNC Global, and the Graduate School.

Tyler started working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 12, 2014. Previously, Tyler worked at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. Tyler is a State Certified Employment Mediator.

Tyler is an avid sports fan and follows University of Kentucky athletics (the correct color of blue), the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as the English Premier League.

Contact Tyler Enlow
Call: 919-843-8676

Jennifer “Jenn” is the HR Specialist for Employee & Management Relations (E&MR) where she supports all E&MR consultants, the manager, and the Senior Director with all administrative and organizational efforts related to E&MR operational tasks. She maintains the E&MR mailbox/email account and monitors the departmental phone line, ensuring employees and messages are routed to the appropriate E&MR team member for timely responses. Jenn manages the calendar and scheduling needs for the Senior Director, and coordinates/schedules essential meetings such as Facilitated Conversations and multi-departmental conferences. She also reviews the Symplicity case management system for disciplinary actions and uploads all pertinent documents into the system. Additionally, Jenn manages and responds to unemployment claims on behalf of the University and responds to questions about the unemployment program.

Prior to joining E&MR, Jenn has worked in the non-profit sector serving as an HR Assistant, HR Coordinator, and HR Generalist. In those roles, she was responsible for handling recruiting activities, administering Family Medical Leave and Worker’s Compensation, personnel administrative changes in the payroll system, and presenting training materials.

Jenn received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Loyola University Maryland.

Contact Jenn Meskill
Call: 919-843-3444 (Main E&MR Phone Line)