Michele brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience in the senior living industry to Solutions Advisors. She is a results-driven, solution-focused professional with a strong record in talent acquisitions, workforce planning, talent management, coaching, leadership development, employee relations, retention strategies and culture integration. She possesses strong management and leadership skills with the ability to motivate and develop team members at all levels within the organization.
Upon returning to Brookdale in 2015, Michele most recently served as a strategic, Regional HR Business Partner at Brookdale Healthcare Services, the Home Health and Hospice Division. Her strategic HR focus has been on culture integration initiatives, human resources programs, training and leadership development, talent management, employee relations, performance management and compliance for the state of Florida.
When Horizon Bay merged with Brookdale Senior Living in 2011, Michele was promoted to Division Director of Human Resources for the Florida Division. Prior to the Emeritus and Brookdale merger, Michele accepted a role with Sava Senior Care, as the Senior Division Director of HR for the newly developed Central Division. To pursue a role with more focus on training and leadership development, Michele joined Horizon Bay, based in Tampa, FL, as a member of the corporate HR team as a Regional Director of Human Resources for AL/IL communities and regional leadership teams.
In 2006, Michele joined Grace Healthcare, LLC, partnering with the corporate Director of Human Resources, she was the first Regional Director, Human Resources for the expanding organization. Michele began her journey in senior living with Life Care Centers of America, LLC, as a member of the Corporate People Development (HR) department she served as Recruiter, as well as HR and Training Manager.
Education and Certifications:
MBA – Human Resource Management
BS – Business Administration & Organizational Management
Certified Targeted Selection Administrator/Trainer, DDI
Situational Leadership II Certification, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Talking Talent/Talking Development Facilitator – Korn Ferry
The John Maxwell Leadership, Coaching, Speaking & Training Certification.
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When not working, I am happiest when spending quality time with family. My definition of relaxation is sun, sand and salt therapy by the ocean. As a native of East Tennessee, I enjoy the outdoors and love a good hike in the mountains, kayaking and biking. Traveling to new places, as well as landscape and architectural photography are my favorite hobbies.