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    • Hi everyone! I’m Suzanne Speer, the Director of Workforce Development here at ACU. I am new to ACU, and spent the past 4 and 1/2 years at the Virginia PCA helping health centers recruit and retain providers. I am excited to get to know everyone during the course of the Bootcamp!

    • Hello, my name is Brianna Mae Hanson, Human Resource Generalist, for Horizon Health Care within the great state of South Dakota. I have worked with Horizon for the last two years within the Human Resources Department focusing on recruitment and compliance. Previously, I worked within University Housing systems, I am excited to be here!

    • Hello, my name is Mary Allgood, Human Resources Director for ACCESS Family Care in Southwest Missouri. I have worked for Wal-Mart Home Office in People Division as a People Manager/Training Coordinator a long time ago and before this role was working in a non profit organization for dental services for the underserved and underinsured as their HR Manager. I am excited to have a network of other HR professionals to talk with and to see what I can learn along the way!

    • Hi, my name is Teresa Burrell, I am the Human Resources Manager, for Betances Health Center located in Lower East Side of New York. I have previous experience working in Human Resources. This is the first FQHC. I have been with Betances Health Center since 2010 and in my current role for 2 years. I am excited and eager to learn from other HR professionals.

    • Hi, I am Kathy Moore, I am the Director of Human Resources at East Jordan Family Health Center in northern-lower Michigan. I have been with the FQHC since 2014 and have over 20 years in human resources. I look forward to the opportunity this training will bring.

    • Hi! My name is Mary Renner and I am the HR Director for Peach Tree Healthcare located in Marysville, CA which is about 45 minutes north of Sacramento. I have over 25 years of experience in HR with 17 of those being affiliated with Community Health Centers. I have also worked at the Regional Consortium for California’s Central Valley with a focus on Workforce Development. I look forward to learning new and innovative ideas from the participants and staff of the Recruitment Bootcamp.

    • I am Jocelyn Bertsch, Director of Shared HR Services for Coal Country Community Health Center (FQHC), Sakakawea Medical Center (CAH), and Knife River Care Center (Long Term Care). I am the HR resource for the HR managers at these three organizations. I have many years of experience in healthcare in the clinical laboratory arena and currently have 17 years of healthcare HR experience. I started provider recruitment at another FQHC three years ago and continue to do it for the FQHC and CAH.

    • HELLO!!! My name is Yadira Alonzo and I’m the Medical Staff Specialist here at Tri-Cities Community Health (Tri-Cities, WA) for more than 11 years. Prior to joining TCCH, I had no healthcare experience at all and was essentially thrown into the worlds of credentialing/privileging and provider recruitment without much instruction, so I’m proud to be self-taught and like to help others. Among the many various provider-related duties I have, recruitment is definitely the most challenging, but can also be the most rewarding part of my job.

    • Greetings! I am Sharon Cleveland, Director of HR and Compliance. I have served at Indian Stream Health Center, a rural FQHC in northern NH for over 10 years. I have been the Compliance Officer for the duration of my employment, and served in many roles, however, it wasn’t until 2014 that our organization formally centralized the HR function and department. I am an avid learner and look forward to learning something from everyone in our group!

    • Hi, everyone! My name is Susan Crowe. I started at Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) in August 2017. My job title is Chief Administrative Officer. I am responsible for Human Resources, Compliance & Risk Management. NCHC has about 90 employees and a current vacancy rate of about 15%. That was a leading factor in my CEO asking me to look into the STAR2 program when I first started here. I have worked in healthcare HR for almost 20 years, but I have not had direct responsibility for the recruitment function for a number of years and a lot has changed since then, so the Recruitment Bootcamp is a great opportunity for me!

    • Hi everyone,
      My name is Diane (Dee Dee) Schenck. I started at East Hill Family Medical the end of August. FQHCs are new to me. I am the HR Director. The CEO and Clinical Director had signed me up to do the Boot Camp prior to me being hired. My background is working for a private not for profit human service agency for over 20 years. My background also includes overseeing the day to day Operations (including supervising the HR Department along with many other departments) as well as community partnerships. My challenge currently is getting back totally into HR, keeping up to date with all of the Regs. and doing the recruitment for the Health Center. I’m enjoying it so far and looking forward to continuing to learn.

    • Good Afternoon,

      I am a little behind on my responses. My name is Maria Jacobson. I am the Human Resources Coordinator for Partnership Community Health Center in Appleton, WI. I have been here over six years. Along with my HR duties I am the Privacy, Advocacy Leader, I work with compliance and credentialing and privileging and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Some days I feel like all I do is put out fires, that may be why I am behind in Boot Camp assignments but I love my job. I struggle with the recruitment aspect as I do not have the time to devote that it requires.

    • Good afternoon! I am Ann Feil, the Chief Operations Officer of Salina Family Healthcare Center in Salina, Kansas. I have been in my current role for over 7 years. I directly oversee the HR Department, which consists of an HR Coordinator and HR Specialist. We are responsible for recruiting for all positions within the organization and have found challenges in recruiting medical and dental providers to our state.

    • Good Afternoon,

      My name is LaToya Windham-Benton. I am the Human Resources, Clinical Coordinator and the Outreach Worker Director for Outreach Health Services Inc., located in Shubuta, Mississippi. I have been here over five years. Along with my HR duties I am the recruiting for all positions within the organization and have found challenges in recruiting medical and dental providers to our state. That may be why I am behind in Boot Camp assignments, now I love my job. I struggle with the recruitment aspect as I do not have the time to devote that it requires

    • Hello everyone. My name is Denise Highfill. I’m the HR/Compliance Officer for Shingletown Medical Center. We are located in Shasta County at the base of Mt. Lassen. I’ve been with SMC for a year. Prior to this I was the COO at Cares Community Health in Sacramento, CA, worked for the California Primary Care Association and before that with Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, CA. Yes, I have been in the FQHC world for more years than I’d like to count. I love our FQHC mission, our dedicated staff and the challenges that come from working for a non-profit.

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