Gwen Martins has been the human resources manager at John Hopkins University since November 2007. In this position, she is in charge of all hiring, recruiting, employment development and training, as well as employee relationship management and leadership. Previously, Ms. Martins garnered experience in her field through HR management roles at the University of Rochester, the Health Association, and Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. She also received a master’s degree in human resource development from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
As a 25-year veteran of the industry, Ms. Martins attributes her success and longevity to her strength as a good listener. Once she is presented with a problem, she works carefully to solve it, providing direction to employees along the way. Ms. Martins is inspired by her friends, who she says have made her the woman she is today. She regards them as ladies of great accomplishment who have risen to great heights. She admires their grace and intelligence, which inspire her to continue her own success each day.
Ms. Martins is proud of the work she has done with nonprofits like museums and libraries. She wants to be remembered for her intuition and her willingness to listen to others. Looking to the future, she hopes to become a life coach when she retires, as she is already certified in that capacity. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, calligraphy and playing the piano.
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