Selection Further Expands Women in Leadership Roles
Gale Healthcare Solutions, a national leader in providing on demand healthcare staffing solutions, announced the appointment of Heather Gingerich as Vice President of Human Resources to manage its national workforce of more than 25,000 nursing professionals and 200 internal staff. Gingerich joins a number of women selected for leadership roles to help manage Gale’s rapid growth and expansion.
“With more nursing professionals joining us every day, strong human resources leadership is vital for our operation,” said Tony Braswell, Gale Healthcare President and CEO. “We are very fortunate to have Heather and a number of other highly accomplished and experienced women to help lead our team.”
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As Vice President of Human Resources, Gingerich leads human resource functions across all Gale Healthcare divisions. Prior to joining Gale, Gingerich served as the HR Business Partner supporting the Home Health and Hospice divisions for Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. She has more than ten years of professional, multinational human resources experience in healthcare, as well as SHRM-CP and PHR certifications.
“Having served in a longterm care organization, I know how vitally important it is to have a staffing solution you can count on,” said Gingerich. “I look forward to being part of a team that is so committed to its caregivers and ensuring quality patient care.”
Gingerich’s selection follows fourth quarter 2020 internal promotions for several women:
- Carissa Lundberg, Chief Administrative Officer. As CAO, Lundberg manages all Gale Healthcare support services focused on delivering exceptional service to our clients and national clinician workforce, including a 24-7 national call center and Gale’s industry leading daily pay processes. Lundberg joined Gale in 2018, following its acquisition of Nursing Staffing, Inc, where she served as COO, and earlier, Western U.S. Business Development Leader.
- Tinkie Williams, Chief Nurse Executive. Williams provides leadership and oversight of all clinical and regulatory operations for Gale’s national clinical workforce. She has been instrumental in launching Gale’s Acute Care Staffing Division, and in establishing a Clinical Team to manage Gale’s response to COVID-19. Williams has more than 30 years of healthcare experience in acute care, clinical operations, and quality and regulatory compliance.
- Robbin Reber, National Director of Business Development. Reber leads development of market strategies, manages corporate client engagement partnerships, and directs all association-related activities. Reber worked with Gale as a sales consultant in 2019, joined the company in early 2020, and was promoted later in the year based on her rapid success and leadership skills. She brings more than 25 years of experience in long term care sales and management.
Gale also promoted several women in key growth markets. As Regional Market Directors, Mary Ellen Raftery, Ellen Carros, Jennifer Simpson, and Lise Ketterer now oversee client and clinician relations, operations and performance across multiple states.
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