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Professional Background

30+ Years of Experience

2011 - 2022

Vice President, Human Resources, CHRO
Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

  • Provided strategic support by planning, directing and monitoring Human Resources functions.

  • Successful implementation/deployment of HRIS product, Workday™.

  • Developed competency model to be used in all HR processes: talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, learning & development.

  • Healthiest Employer Award two consecutive years.

2008 - 2010

Senior Director, Community and Workplace Initiatives
Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

  • Reorganized Employment Services division and HR department to encourage and facilitate employee engagement strategies like Good Signs for Getting Ahead in the Retail division.

  • Successfully negotiated and launched the Strategic Leaders Program with IU-SPEA at IUPUI. This graduate program promoted emerging leaders’ development to further enable and sustain business growth.

  • Led the development and implementation of the Performance Development Review Process for professional staff.  Implemented formal succession planning processes in Retail and WF&CS.

2003 - 2007

Director, Employee & Organization Development
Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

  • Indiana, Inc. and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Career Academies.

  • Recruited, mentored, coached, developed and trained HR staff to strengthen internal capabilities.


Human Resources Manager
Red Gold, Inc.   

  • Responsible for recruitment, retention, training, development, employee relations, health and safety in this tomato processing plant with 220 employees.

  • Responsible for recruitment, retention and housing for 300 migrant workers during fresh pack season (August-October) working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2001 - 2002

English for Students of Other Languages Teacher, Community Liaison
Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township

  • Taught English to kindergarteners and served as the first point of contact for Hispanic and international families recently relocated to the Indianapolis area.


Human Resources Manager
Roche Diagnostics Corporation

  • Managed the HR function supporting the Patient Care Commercial Operations Group.

1999 - 2000

Human Resources Manager
Ethicon, LLC - Johnson & Johnson Company

  • Managed the HR function, consisting of four HR Professionals and two office support staff in this medical devices manufacturing operation with 1,200 employees on three shifts. 

  • Oversaw biannual succession planning process for 100 exempt employees, resulting in formalizing development plans.  More aggressive plans were devised for high potential staff to expedite their growth. 

  • Managed college recruiting efforts for the San Lorenzo plant to feed the talent needs of the entire organization including manufacturing plants in Texas, Georgia, and New Jersey, focusing on top ten U.S. universities.  Improved the quality of services provided by Johnson & Johnson Shared Services Organization, which included Health & Wellness, Safety, and Dispensary.   

1996 - 1999

Employee Relations Manager 
Hanes Menswear, Inc. – Sara Lee Corporation

  • Managed the division’s HR function, consisting of five HR Managers supporting 3,500 employees in five plants across the island in this $600MM international underclothing manufacturing operation.

  • Served as interim Human Resources Director for nine months.

  • Initiated the first formalized recruitment process based on Behavioral Interviewing.  The Targeted Selection System® was implemented to fill all managerial and executive positions.

  • Oversaw the handling of human resources related legal issues minimizing the use of outside consultants saving the company financial resources.

  • Audited all facilities to ensure compliance with EEO/AAP regulations maintaining zero grievances.

  • Published the first Employee Manual.

  • Developed Supervisory Skills Program for exempt employees; designed effective development plans and coordinated raining coursed with 96% of the population completing the established goal of 48 hours of training in the first year.

1994 - 1996

Human Resources/Team Manager
Hanes Menswear, Inc. – Sara Lee Corporation

  • Reorganized and directed HR Team consisting of two HR Professionals, two nurses, and five office support staff.

  • Conceived, developed, and administered a teamwork-training model for the HR department that was later implemented as a pilot in a manufacturing line.  Administered teamwork-training programs for managers, supervisors, and line staff to support the model.

  • Enhanced Hanes Menswear, Inc. presence in the community by developing a community committee composed of government agencies and non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life in the Ponce area.  Annual activities were coordinated to benefit children and the homeless.

1992 - 1994

Personnel Supervisor 
Hanes Menswear, Inc. – Sara Lee Corporation  

  • Supervised hourly personnel recruitment and administrative procedures of the Human Resources Department in these five shifts, seven days a week textiles manufacturing operation with 600 employees.

  • Developed Employee Involvement committees, improving employees’ participation and ownership.

1991 - 1992

Human Resources Representative 
Hanes Menswear, Inc. – Sara Lee Corporation                                 

  • Served as the only HR presence in this four rotating shift, seven days a week elastic band manufacturing operation with 300 employees.

  • Implemented Substance Abuse program for new hires.

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