Human Resource Services




Orna Garnett


| (443) 391 7102
Chandler Riley

Chandler Riley

Associate Director

| (443) 391 7103

Sarah Kelly

HR Systems and Training Specialist

| (443) 391 7104

Michael Martell

Senior Employment Specialist

| (443) 391 7101

Our Mission

To help employees at our headquarters reach their highest potential in living out a Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness.  Moreover, we aspire to attract, develop, and retain an exceptionally talented NAD Office workforce to serve our entire Division territory.

How We Serve

  • Facilitate the Annual HR Conference
  • Support within the North American Division headquarters located in Maryland:

    • Facilitate compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and organizational policies
    • Oversee employment, compensation, employee relations, benefits, and compliance
    • Manage employees' benefits, conduct new employee’s orientation, and exit interviews
    • Serve as the liaison between the employer and the optional benefit vendors
    • Create and maintain timekeeping accounts
    • Oversee employees' ergonomic needs
    • Assist with employees' professional development opportunities


Employment Verification 

  • For past or current employment verification, please send the request and a signed Authorization Release via fax (443) 259-4882 or email

Job Opportunities

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the rapidly-changing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the administration of the North American Division (NAD) has elected to transition its corporate office in Columbia, Maryland, to a virtual operation. Starting at the end of business on March 17, 2020, all employees will be required to work from home, and all efforts are being made to ensure that day-to-day operations will continue without interruption.

Please note that if you have applied to a vacant position or have placed interest in employment with the North American Division, due to our unprecedented circumstances, we have placed a hold on talent acquisition procedures. However, please look forward to updated communication from our Human Resource Services team once we have transitioned back to our physical location.

Contact Us

North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Human Resource Services
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1565, USA