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Ms. Jonna Contacos-Sawyer

Jonna Contacos-Sawyer

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management
School: Business
Academic Department: Business Administration
Phone: 814-472-3095
E-mail: jcontacos-sawyer@francis.edu
Office Location: Scotus 224


  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • M.A., Saint Francis College
  • In pursuit of Doctorate in Business Administration, Northcentral University


Courses Taught
  • MGMT 201: Managerial Communications
  • MBA 504: Human Resource Management
  • MHRM 521: Human Resource Management
Academic Profile


  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
  • Certified Management Consultant


  • Jonna led her firm, HR Consultants, Inc., through ISO certification as one of the first management and human resource consulting firms in the nation that is ISO 9001:2008 certified
  • Certified Management Development Trainer
  • Certified Professional in 360 Feedback for Leadership Development
  • At the time of certification, one of only two Management Consultant/Trainers in the United States earning the designations of CMC, SPHR, and CCP
  • Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business, 2003
  • Pennsylvania Entrepreneur award winner in the small business category, 2003
  • Cambria-Somerset HR Association's HR Person of the Year, 2004 and 2007
Professional Memberships
  • National Society for Human Resource Management
  • World at Work Society
  • Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), former Vice President of the Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Community Outreach of the Cambria-Somerset Human Resource Association, former President
  • Personnel and Finance Commitee for the Christian Home of Johnstown, Board of Trustees
  • Served as Chairperson for the Business Advisory Council of Goodwill Industries
  • Served as Chairperson of REACH Youth Community Outreach, St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, PA
  • Served on the Graduate HRM Program Faculty Advisory Committee at Saint Francis University
Papers & Presentations
  • High Performance Work Systems for Online Education., Contacos-Sawyer, Jonna, Revels, Mark, Ciampa, Mark, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume XIII, Number III, Fall 2010, University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center.
  • 2011, Keynote Speaker, Statewide Conference for County HR Professionals. State College, PA.
  • 2011, Feature Speaker, Results Management Spring 2011 National Long-Term Care Conference. Hershey, PA.
  • 2011, Co-author and Co-presenter, Employer's Mindset of 'Catch Me If You Can' and the DOL's Game Plan for 'When I Catch You.' Total Rewards 2011 WorldatWork Conference & Exhibition. San Diego, CA.(CMC)

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