VMRC recently welcomed Charlene Keith as the new Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to coming to VMRC, Charlene owned and operated a Human Resources consulting agency and served in various leadership roles and industries including eight years in senior living. She has also worked in behavioral health/substance addiction, veterinary medicine and pharmaceutical research and development. A native of North Carolina, Charlene was drawn to VMRC because she “has a passion for seniors and truly enjoys and greatly respects the work being done in support of residents.”
In her role, Charlene develops and executes human resource strategy in the areas of talent management, organizational development, performance management and recruitment. Her goal is to “make VMRC an employer of choice which by being thoughtful about the employee engagement journey and creating an employee-focused culture with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining top talent.”
Charlene holds an MBA in Human Resource Management, a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification and Facilitator Certification with a focus in Leadership and Development Programs. She is active in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the local chapter, Shenandoah Valley SHRM.
Outside of work, Charlene enjoys exercising, spending time with her siblings and with her pet son, Kody. Her favorite vacation destinations include Hawaii and the Poconos and she can often be found singing along to karaoke.