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Janet Sellars

Director of Human Resources at NASA

Janet E. Sellars is Kennedy Space Center’s Director of Human Resources. In this role, she serves as a key member of the Senior Management Team and the principal senior advisor to the Center Directors on all human capital matters.


Prior to her current role, Ms. Sellars served as NASA’s Director of Diversity and Data/Analytics where she was the principal advisor to the NASA Associate Administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity on matters concerning the achievement and management of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Ms. Sellars also provided executive direction in the administration of business intelligence tools to inform strategy and solutions for program-related operational goals and objectives to assist NASA in fulfilling its strategic mission and goals.
Previously in 2017, Ms. Sellars served as the Acting Associate Administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity at NASA. In this role, she was the principal advisor to the Agency Administrator and Deputy Administrator on diversity and equal opportunity matters for NASA.

Ms. Sellars was a 2012 recipient of the Women of Distinction – Government award from the YWCA of the Virginia Peninsula. Ms. Sellars was selected for the Black Engineer of the Year Award for Corporate Promotion of Education for 2017 and she is a 2018 recipient of NASA’s Honor Award for Outstanding Leadership.
Ms. Sellars has served in the United States Air Force as a paralegal and has worked as a college administrator for two graduate degree programs. She has also taught paralegal studies at the undergraduate level.
Ms. Sellars completed her undergraduate degree at the University of the State of New York (Regents College). She earned a master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.