Kristine Avery

Ms. Kristine Avery, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is Associate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine where she serves 800 faculty, staff and student workers in a strategic Human Resources leadership role and is a member of the College leadership team. Prior to her appointment at the St. Joe’s, Ms. Avery was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for 12 years at FISC Solutions, a national financial services and payment processing provider based in Maine. The company was named a 2011, 2012 & 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine employer.


Ms. Avery is a board member on the Delta Dental Plan of Maine and also serves on the Tri-State board on Northeast Delta Dental for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Ms. Avery has served as a volunteer leader for the SHRM Maine State Council for the past decade and is currently the College Relations Director. Ms. Avery has also served as the Membership Advisory Council Representative for the Northeast Region, for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the world’s largest Human Resources membership organization. She is a past State Director of the SHRM Maine State Council, and she has held several chapter leadership roles including Treasurer, President-Elect, President of HRASM, Maine’s largest SHRM chapter. Ms. Avery has been an instructor at the University of Southern Maine of the SPHR/PHR Certification Preparatory Exam course for 7 years. She was named Maine’s 2010 HR Leader of the Year and inducted into Maine’s HR Hall of Fame in 2011.


Ms. Avery is a graduate of the travel and tourism program at Southeastern Academy in Florida. She began her career in the airline industry and worked in the personnel office within Eastern Airlines. She continued her studies in Human Resource Management at the University of Southern Maine, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through SHRM.   


Ms. Avery resides with her husband, Danny, at Sebago Lake in Windham, Maine. She is delighted to be a Nana to eight precious grandchildren. And she and her husband enjoy boating, camping, golfing, and raising their Sheltie, Ciara.