Sherian Abramaitys-Yi



Head of Human Resource Services


Sherian Abramaitys-Yi is the Head of Human Resource Services at IFPRI. Sherian has over 20 years of HR experience in domestic and international nonprofit and for-profit environments. She brings significant experience in:

• Strategic Planning

• Organizational Assessment and Change Management

• Global HR

• Performance Management

• Employee Relations

• Training and Development

• Mentoring and People Management

• Compliance and Records Management

• Policy and Procedure Development

• Staffing and Talent Management

• Compensation and Benefits

Sherian serves as a board member of the Association of International Agricultural Research Centers (AIARC) and is a trustee for the IARC Retirement Plan.

Sherian received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Management, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA (now the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey).  She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHMR) and its Northern Virginia Chapter (NOVA-SHRM).  Sherian is SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified.

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