Janine Taylor

Chief Human Resource Officer

Janine Taylor is the Chief Human Resource Officer at Advocates. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of Human Resources policies, programs and practices that support and advance Advocates’ mission.

Previously, Janine was the Associate Vice President of Human Resources at Jobs for the Future (JFF)—a national nonprofit focused on economic advancement for underserved populations. There, she oversaw human resources and talent development, and under her leadership helped JFF scale its workforce by 30% in less than two years. 

Prior to joining JFF, Janine worked at May Institute for 10 years where she held progressive roles of responsibility within the Human Resources department. In 2012, she joined Vinfen as their Director of Human Resources and after one-year managing Vinfen’s Field HR team, returned to May Institute as their Senior Director of Human Resources. In that role, she oversaw Field HR operations, established and led the May’s first Employee Recognition and Appreciation committee and co-chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Janine has also been a Staffing Consultant at John Leonard, and Senior Business Analyst at Accenture. Her areas of expertise include diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, employee relations and organizational development.

Janine holds a master’s degree in management from Emmanuel College and a bachelor of science in business administration from Boston University. She is a dually-certified human resources professional (SPHR and SHRM-SCP) and a certified Employee Engagement Specialist. She currently resides in Sudbury, MA with her husband Kemo, and their three children.

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