Orbis appoints Mary Jane Jamar as new Chief Human Resources Officer

December 2020

We're pleased to announce Mary Jane Jamar as our first-ever Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), part of the Orbis Executive Leadership Team. The new position strengthens our commitment to creating a thriving team and company culture as we work to combat avoidable blindness worldwide.

Mary Jane has extensive experience working across cultures to understand the unique demands of global HR practices and has an impressive track record with various nonprofits and impact organizations for improving organizational structure and innovating cutting-edge HR systems. She has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and decisive tactician who creates and executes plans for maximizing human capital, develops strong yet flexible organizational structures, and establishes programs to support immediate and long-term objectives.

We're thrilled to welcome Mary Jane Jamar to the Orbis family

"We are thrilled to have Mary Jane join the Orbis team," said Orbis President and CEO Derek Hodkey. "Her 20-plus year track record of innovating HR systems from the ground up will enable her to get to work quickly on realizing an ambitious vision to strengthen Orbis's global HR function, people, and culture."

Mary Jane joins Orbis from Global HR Consulting, which utilizes a global network of partners to provide human resource management services to a variety of industries. Prior to that, she held the role of CHRO at Winrock International and at the International Rescue Committee. She has also held the senior HR role at Management Sciences for Health and the World Wildlife Fund.

"I am excited to join an organization where people are a priority and where we are working together to have a real impact on individuals' lives." says Mary Jane. "I've continued to be inspired by the excellence and passion the Orbis team demonstrates, and I could not be more enthusiastic about the work that's ahead."