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Reneé Konzelman – Elara Caring

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Reneé Konzelman was a globetrotting human resources executive who had traveled to more than 30 different countries and lived in Singapore for nine months before a family medical crisis changed her plans. Today, she’s still a passionate HR leader, but after doctors diagnosed her father with early-onset Alzheimer’s, Konzelman, a self-described “daddy’s girl,” moved back […]

Patricia Peña Sam – U.S. Acute Care Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was almost 20 years ago that Patricia Peña Sam found herself at a career crossroads while working as a case manager and executive team leader for a social service agency that worked with at-risk youth. From coordinating education, leadership and volunteer opportunities to helping prepare agency clients for the working world, the job was […]

Lorinda Lee – Oak Valley Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When it comes to addressing the prevailing shortage of doctors and nurses, Lorinda Lee likes to think systemically. Her home province of Ontario has the lowest number of nurses per capita in all of Canada (and registers only 2.32 doctors per 1,000 people), so she’s worried about the bigger picture. As chief human resources officer […]

Rochelle Noone – Stanford Medicine Partners

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in Memphis Tennessee, Rochelle Noone became acutely aware of prejudice and racial injustice, especially following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What she saw—and experienced—remained with Noone as she grew and took on leadership roles in human resources at companies including Telecare Corp. and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in the San […]

Victoria Kuklina – Pinnacle Home Care

Est. reading time: 3 mins

From a young age—and throughout her career—Victoria Kuklina has focused on growth. She grew as a teenager after moving from Ukraine to Canada. She grew as a consultant following several years as a financial manager. And she continues to grow as the chief financial officer for Pinnacle Home Care. “We’ve done a lot of things […]

Jim Marco – Glens Falls Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The geographic splendor of upstate New York has its selling points, but that alone isn’t enough to attract quality employees to one of its major hospitals. On the healthcare front, it’s an applicant’s market. So emphasizes Jim Marco, who in January 2021 undertook a major role in recruiting and retaining the workforce at Glens Falls […]

Chris Ware – Panola Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Everyone at Panola Medical Center wished CEO Quentin Whitwell a safe and speedy recovery when he contracted COVID-19 in September 2021. And, when he returned to work at the Batesville, Mississippi, hospital, they got a big surprise. In the 10 days Whitwell recuperated at home, he decided it was time to reopen Quitman Community Hospital […]

Gary Fleenor – Caris Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Death may be the great equalizer but not in how it comes about. “Hospice has roughly a 90 percent Caucasian usage rate,” Gary Fleenor tells Vision in January. “For minority groups, the utilization rate is unfortunate.” Vice president of HR for Caris Healthcare, a hospice operator in five Southeast and Midwestern states, Fleenor is trying […]

Jacqueline Davis – 24 Hour Home Care

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Jacqueline Davis knows the power of investing in oneself. From the moment she was accepted into college, she had to decide whether to pursue higher education despite the financial burden of completing a bachelor’s degree. Her grandfather encouraged her to believe in herself and her worth. “He believed education was the one concrete thing a […]

Karen Flynn – Family of Kidz

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, some kids haven’t been getting the support they need. Many haven’t been able to access their typical support systems, whether at school or in their communities. Others feel isolated at home. For young people in the Long Island, New York, area, Family of Kidz is there to help. […]

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