WSAHCR began life in 1983 as the Puget Sound Nurse Recruiter Group, a small community of recruiters who came together to “talk shop” about their collective challenges. Our group has grown in size, stature and scope, joining with two other Puget Sound recruiter groups to form WSAHCR in 1992. In 1993 we became a chapter of the national health care recruiters organization NAHCR.
We’re now a thriving group of around eighty HR professionals from all over the state of Washington sharing information through our bi-monthly meetings and an annual retreat. At our meetings, members share current happenings and challenges in their respective organizations in a lively and supportive environment. In our “roundtable” discussions, we discuss the ups and downs of filling in-demand positions as staff moves from one institution to another. Rather than viewing each other as “competitors” for staff, we see each other as partners working together in a challenging field. We also invite guest speakers to update us on current trends and issues relevant to our members.
Our annual retreat is a popular event where members gather to gain fresh perspectives, participate in workshops and hear from keynote speakers.
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Our board members are elected to represent and guide our organization as we promote best practices in health care recruitment.
Carol Altschul – President
Carol brings over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and Recruitment Marketing. She obtained her CHCR certification in 2009. Carol is currently the Strategic Recruitment Specialist for Virginia Mason where she handles the full-cycle recruitment activities for several specialty clinics, and also oversees all recruitment marketing and social media for Talent Acquisition. Carol has been a member of WSAHCR since 1994, is past-President of the chapter and has been involved in planning the annual WSAHCR retreat.
Shelly Farr – Vice President
Shelley brings nearly 17 years of diverse background in recruiting, project management, change management, including professional and healthcare staffing, physician recruiting, and most recently joined the Kaiser Permanente Washington group as a Senior Clinical Recruiter managing Urgent Care and Radiology sourcing and recruiting efforts. She’s a proud alumnus of the University of Oklahoma and has been a WSAHCR member since January 2017.
Jill Rogerson – Secretary
Jill brings human resources and not-for-profit healthcare recruiting experience to this role. She is currently the Clinical Lead Senior Recruiter for GroupHealth, holds Bachelor’s in Political Science and Sociology and certificates in Diversity Recruitment, Black Belt Ninja in Recruitment/Sourcing and PHR. Jill is passionate about the critical responsibility recruiters are in to hire the best talent possible.
David Griggs – Treasurer
David is an experienced recruiter with the majority of his recruitment experience in the healthcare and non-profit industries. He is the Recruiter with Community Health Center of Snohomish County and also served as Recruiter/Human Resource Generalist at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He received his PHR in 2012 and has been a member of WSAHCR since 2010. David loves make a difference in people’s lives and connecting people with opportunities. He has served in several WSAHCR board positions since January 2013.