Allishia Bauman is passionate about people and is a professional who positions human resources as a strategic, organizational partner. Experienced in building strong teams and culture, and a builder of deep collaboration, inclusivity, and equity at every level; she has held many positions both professionally and as a volunteer where she has deeply contributed these aspects of work at high levels. One of the values she holds nearest is the African proverb, “Ubuntu”- I am because you are, my humanity is tied to yours. Whether it’s the work we do in our communities, in our companies, or in our homes, she believes the humanity of people is foundational.
Currently, a SHRM Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management, Allishia serves as the Managing Director of People, Operations, and Strategy at City Year Jacksonville where she has been for almost 8 years. In her role, she is on the Executive Leadership Team where she leads Human Potential efforts, is the department head for the Operations Department, leads on Strategic Planning and Goal Setting, sustains an effective support structure for the director level leadership team, and leads internal communications, all of which puts people first and results in the advancement of City Year Jacksonville’s mission. She also serves as a partner to the Executive Director and provides oversight on time-sensitive issues and initiatives that include cross-functional, organizational, and community dimensions.
A proud Jacksonville native and product of Duval County Public Schools, Allishia earned her Associates Degree from Florida State College of Jacksonville and later earned her Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies from The American Women’s College at Bay Path University. In the past, she has been an engaged community steward supporting organizations and groups such as the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, TEDxJackosnville, and the Women’s Giving Alliance.
Allishia is also a former TEDxFSCJ speaker, a Jacksonville Public Education Fund ONEbyONE alum, a One Young World Ambassador, a graduate of LEAD (City Years executive leadership program), a Leadership Jacksonville alum (the collegiate experience), an alum of the Delores Barr Weaver Fellowship with the Women’s Giving Alliance, a 2018 Unsung Shero Honoree from the Women’s Center of Jacksonville and a former Star in the 2019 First Coast Dancing with the Stars initiative.