Tricia Avery
Director, Human Resources


Tricia P. Avery has directed the Southern Regional Education Board’s human resources department since 2000. She works with the organization’s leadership to link human resources planning and management strategies with organizational goals. All the components of SREB’s human resources management framework are her responsibility. Tricia also serves as the acting assistant treasurer and coordinates with SREB’s accounting department on employee and contractor payments and reimbursements. She also plans many activities for the SREB Board, including the annual meeting, Legislative Work Conference, Legislative Advisory Council and special commissions. Prior to her role in human resources, Tricia served for three years as the director of professional development for SREB’s school improvement initiatives. Before joining SREB, Tricia served as a prevention specialist with Prevention and Motivation Programs, training elementary and middle school teachers and counselors throughout Georgia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology and a master’s in industrial/organizational psychology.