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Veronica Augustus-Appleby

Director of Human Resources


The Everglades Foundation’s Director of Human Resources Veronica Augustus-Appleby, MSHRM, PHR, brings extensive experience in the development, strategic planning, and direction of personnel matters. She oversees and leads all Human Resource functions for the Foundation.

Most recently, Augustus-Appleby served as Director of Human Resources, Administrative Operations & Quality Assurance, at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. She joined FIU in 2005 and held a variety of progressive roles in Intellectual Property Management, Administrative Services, and Operations & Human Resources, prior to being promoted to her most recent role.

In 2004, Augustus-Appleby worked at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, providing support for the organization’s Community Partners Program. She began her career in the legal field and spent a number of years working for private law firms and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office.

In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Administration from Barry University in Miami Shores, and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from FIU, Augustus-Appleby has earned the PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification and was selected at FIU to participate in its Women Leaders program, Human Resource Certificate program, and Leadership Education Advancement Program.

Although not a South Florida native, Veronica made her home and professional career in the area, where she and her husband raised their two children. In her free time, Veronica enjoys reading and sitting by the ocean.

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