Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2010 - Nov 2013

Marian University for St.Vincent Health

Director of Community and Corporate Relations  (November 2013 - Present)

While my accountability is based on new student enrollment, my strategy includes creating referral partnerships, process efficiencies, student and client communications, training and marketing strategies. My partners include:

  • Marian University - students, alumni, admissions staff, faculty and leadership
  • St.Vincent - nursing directors, marketing, HR, education, recruiters and leadership
  • 3rd party Shared Service Center which manages all non-student facing operations
  • Educational partners across the state - career services, advisors, faculty and marketing
  • Business and community leaders

Outreach Coordinator  (March 2010 - November 2013)

I was hired to build a recruitment and relationship strategy for Indiana's only 16-month, second degree accelerated online BSN nursing program.  This collaboration between Marian University and St.Vincent Health was formed to address the nursing shortage while offering another pathway for individuals holding a bachelor's degree to become a nurse in 16 months. 

When I started, just ten students were enrolled in our program. By December of 2013, we produced over 250 new nurses to the community, with an additional 250 enrolled.

Apr 2005 - Jan 2010

Gap Years

Stay-at-Home-Mom (April 2005 - April 2007 and January 2009 - March 2010) 

Following a corporate restructure with Spherion in 2005 and downsizing at St.Vincent in 2008, I had the good fortune of spending time at home with my children.

Apr 2007 - Dec 2008

St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services

Talent Acquisition Team Lead

St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital is part of St.Vincent Health, one of Indiana's largest healthcare employers and a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit catholic healthcare system.

I was hired to design recruitment marketing strategies that would result in more hires for less money. In my first year, I reduced ad budget 35% and increased number of hires by 8%.

Working diligently to develop relationships system-wide, my goals included defining customer needs and identifying shared opportunities to increase quality of hire and efficiencies. To maximize resources and expenditures, I built relationships with consumer marketing, web services, outside vendors, HRIS, executives, associates and nursing leadership. 

Jun 1987 - Apr 2005

District Director (January 2000 - April 2005)

Complete budget responsibilities for sales, service and profitability of $18M market. Our business provided contract, temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

Launched my 18-year career with this $2B corporation in a start-up, franchise owned business. We later sold to corporate where I was assigned district responsibilities. In this capacity, I developed a team which:

  • Increased revenues from $8M to $18M over a two-year period
  • Decreased operating expenses as % of revenue by 18%
  • Sold and implemented multiple $2M+ site programs
  • Maintained highest staff and client retention record in region 

Area Manager (1997-2000) 

Sales and service responsibilities for three branch offices and revenues of $8M. Reported to owner. 

  • Consolidated branch offices to ‘hub’ operation to reduce overhead
  • Increased profit margins by 155%
  • Circle of Excellence (top 5% of sales producers for $2B corporation)
  • Performance Forum (top 10% quota attainment for $2B corporation)

Site Manager, Thomson Consumer Electronics (1992-1997)

Sold, implemented, and directed outsourced staffing program at 300-seat, 24/7 inbound call center operation providing support to RCA/GE customers. Reported to owner with dotted line to Thomson. 

  • Designed comprehensive hiring and training model, reduced turnover 50%
  • Client achieved 'Call Center of the Year' by Call Center Magazine
  • Awarded National Franchise of the Year (400+ offices)

Key Account Manager (1990-1992) 

Sales and service of key customers which included: Epson, FedEx, IBM, St.Vincent Hospital, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and UPS. 

  • Reduced customer fill times from 72 hours to 24 hours
  • Received ‘Supplier of the Quarter’ award from RCA

Account Executive (1987-1990) 

Generated new business and penetrated existing customers through consultative selling techniques.

  • Achieved national recognition as ‘Sales Person of the Year’