Meet Our HR Staff
Before coming to Covenant, Tonya served in the healthcare industry and was responsible for the various strategic functions associated with human resources, including compensation and benefits administration, talent acquisition, and employee development. She has also served as an adjunct instructor with Georgia Northwestern Technical College, where she taught business-related continuing education courses.
Tonya earned her master of science degree in administration (MSA) from Central Michigan University and her bachelor of science degree in organizational management from Covenant College. Tonya and her husband, Eric, have one son, Vernon. The Greesons belong to Calvary Memorial Baptist Church, where Eric serves as the pastor.
Judy Pennyman came to Covenant with over 27 years of experience in the disability, health/dental, and life-insurance industry, as an insurance agent in Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. She assists in the mission of the department while being responsible for the interpretation of HR policies, initiating staff recruitment, assisting in training, and overseeing benefits administration. Judy holds a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in HR and is pursuing a master's in leadership with a concentration in HR from Belhaven University. She has two adult daughters and is a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
Joy Branham '08
Joy graduated from Covenant with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, with concentrations in English, French, and community development. She has worked in HR since 2010 and is responsible for payroll, payroll budgeting, counseling on compliance issues related to insurance, hiring, taxation and wage and hours laws, retirement and investment plan design, employee relations and benefits management, data reporting and analysis, and work-study payroll issues. She is a member of St. Elmo Presbyterian Church, where she has attended for the last ten years.