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HR Manager

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
March 03, 2011

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Kathryn Sykes-Sullivan

Objective To obtain a position where my education, experience, knowledge and professional training will be best utilized. To be able to contribute to the success of your organization and be an attribute to the day to day operations.

Summary of qualifications My background encompasses 18 years of experience, education and training in Health Care Marketing, Operations, Executive management, Human Resources, recruiting, retention, training and benefits administration. Well Versed in State and federal law, JACHO, Worker’s Compensation, payroll, labor relations, collective bargaining in Union setting. Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, ADP payroll, American Sign Language, and ten key. Strong communication skills both written and verbal. Knowledge of 12 state employment laws

Work experience Executive Director, VistaCare Hospice 10/19/09 to present

Responsible for day to day operations with emphasis on census growth, profitability, employee engagement, compliance and employee satisfaction.

Executive Director, Odyssey HealthCare 7/7/08 to 10/19/09

Responsible for day to day operations with emphasis on census growth, profitability, employee engagement, compliance and employee satisfaction. (promoted within the company to VistaCare)

Director of Operations, Desert Care Facilities, RFMS 5/07/07-7/3/08

Responsible for all the day to day operations for Nevada facilities, including federal, state and corporate compliance. Responsible for education, training and recruiting of administrative staff. Day to day operations oversight with emphasis on census growth, collections, overhead reduction and increased revenue. (promoted within the company)

Regional Director of Human Resources, Desert Care, RFMS Inc. 10/28/05-5/07/07

Responsible for recruitment of all staff including Foreign recruitment in Nevada and Florida. Responsibilities to include implementing new policies and procedures for training and education purposes. Emphasis on producing and implementing all recruitment, retention and employee morale programs.

HR Director, Circles of Care, Inc. 11/1/04-5/1/05

Responsible for ensuring State, federal and company compliance in multiple branch offices. Implementing new policies and procedures in Administrative manual and employee handbook. Responsible for overseeing all terminations and disciplinary actions. Emphasis on recruiting, retention, training and benefits administration.

Divisional HR Director, TransHealth Care, Inc. 09/19/03-11/12/04

Responsible for ensuring state, federal and company compliance in up to 40 branch offices in 9 states. Responsible for overseeing and decision making on terminations, recruitment, retention, employee morale programs, training, worker’s compensation and benefits administration. Responsibilities included labor union negotiations, union avoidance campaigns and union contracting, strategic planning and management.

H. R. Director, TransHealth Care DBA, North Las Vegas Care Center 4/1/00-9/19/03

Responsible for all aspects of human resources, payroll, staff development, benefits administration and training for 182 bed facility with 200+ employees. (Was promoted to Divisional position within the company)

Executive Director, Vista Care Hospice 12/97-4/00

Responsible for day to day operations, opened up 13 bed Inpatient Unit from start up. Heavy emphasis on census growth, employee engagement and compliance.

Business Office Manager, Vista Care Hospice 12/96-12/97

Responsible for human resources, payroll, worker’s compensation, accounts payables, training, recruiting and benefits administration. Duties also included supervision of all clerical staff and IS support. (was promoted within the company)

Education/Professional Memberships University of Phoenix, Business Management, NCCIC Co-Chair, Circles of


I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my family

References available upon request

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