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Paula Shields

Ms. Shields is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with more than 20 years of experience in the field. She has been recognized for outstanding employee engagement, regulatory compliance, leadership, process improvement, and mentoring.  Her professional affiliations include membership in the Society of Human Resources Management.

Ms. Shields presently serves as the HR Manager for Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. She has previously served as the HR Director for Orange Park Medical Center and HR Generalist for Sun Trust Bank in North Florida.

Her community activities and affiliations include service as a First Coast Technical College Board Member and as an ALS North Florida Council Member. Additionally, Ms. Shields is a sustainer of the Jacksonville Junior League; a former board member of First Coast Child Advocates (Guardian ad Litem Program); former president of the Foster Care Citizen Review Board; a mentor for Take Stock in Children; and a United Way Health Services Team Volunteer.

Ms. Shields, who is the daughter of Marywood Trustee Emerita Virginia P. Shields ’48 and the late Paul J. Shields, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University.