As I write my last newsletter as President, I am struck by the fact that we are mere days from a new decade. 2020 seemed a long, long way away when I took the presidency in late 2017 – I just can’t believe how the years have flown by. In the last two years, I’ve been privileged to serve on the WisHHRA Board with some of the finest healthcare HR professionals in the state and I’ve enjoyed working with them to focus on some key areas over the last two years. I was particularly excited to be part of the decision to contract with Badger Bay, who now handles much of the day-to-day administrative tasks of the Board. This has really freed us up to focus on the needs of the organization to a much greater degree. We’ve brought you webinars and conferences and I’m sure you’ll agree that our new website is a significant improvement. If you haven’t seen it lately, check it out at wishhra.org. We updated the bylaws to encourage greater participation on the Board. And the listserve continues to be a value added benefit to our members.
I look forward to stepping into my new role of past president and helping our new president, Nicole Berlowski and the rest of the Board as they take us into a new decade of change. If you’ve never served on the WisHHRA Board before, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and give it a try. Not only would you be sharing your knowledge with your peers, you’d be helping our newer HR professionals build that base body of knowledge they’ll need to succeed in healthcare human resources. But most of all, serving on the Board allows you to build amazing, enduring relationships. It’s the people that make an organization great. I can honestly say that I would do it all over again just to ensure I’d have that professional connection with all of you. Thank you for letting me serve.
I wish you the happiest of holidays and look forward to seeing you in the new, roaring twenties!