Celebrating Health Care HR Week!
This week is Health Care HR Week! We want to take a moment to celebrate and recognize our AseraCare human resources professionals. Learn more about these special people who are advocates for our amazing care teams.
Andy Sholly, PHR, SHRM-CP
Vice President of Human Resources
Andy has been AseraCare’s Vice President of HR since 2014. He has 17 years of experience in the field of Human Resources and countless accomplishments and certifications. Andy takes great pride in supporting and leading an exceptional HR Team who is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and HR guidance throughout the organization. Away from work, Andy and his wife Laura spend countless hours at various athletic games and practices with their son and daughter, Ryan and Addisan, who play soccer, lacrosse, baseball, field hockey and swimming.
“Andy is the consummate HR leader – strategic in his thinking; takes a keen interest in understanding our business, is passionate about our people and our culture and committed to helping AseraCare attract, develop and retain the best and brightest that we need to deliver on our mission.”
– Larry Deans, AseraCare President
“Andy always has such a positive attitude and deeply cares about our employees and patients. I’ve never had a conversation with him in which he didn’t ask, “how can I help you?” He always strives to lift up and celebrate his colleagues and their accomplishments.”
– Megan Young, Director of Marketing
Regional Director of HR
Words she lives by: “Do one thing every day that makes you happy.” Though simple, I think it is so important to take this to heart and practice it each and every day. I try to celebrate life each day with a positive outlook – being kind, smiling, and surrounding myself with the people and things that make life full! I grew up watching my mom work as a hospice nurse. As an HR Professional today, feel so honored to have this opportunity with AseraCare to support our leaders and team that care for our patients. It truly is a gift and gives me purpose.
Angelia Nelson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Regional Director of HR
I love working with Aseracare because it feels like a family. The caring hearts that makeup Aseracare can’t be measured. I am inspired but what out teams do every day.
Kim Gilani, PHR
Human Resources Generalist
The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I am helping our employees in the field so they can focus on providing our patients with the highest level of care during the final stages of life. Outside of work I enjoy hanging out with my kids, one thing I really enjoy doing is going on Harley trips with my husband!
Korenda Allen, PHR
Human Resources Generalist
I love working with my team members in HR. Everyone at AseraCare is supportive and quick to help out if needed and our employees create a positive work environment. Since I have two boys that are very active in baseball, basketball, track & field, and football, a lot of my free time is spent at sporting events cheering them on! My favorite quote is, “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” by Jack Canfield. I like this quote because it reminds us that all we will have some misses in life, but it really is about how we respond and keep moving forward.
Stephanie West, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Admin Manager
By far the best thing about working for AseraCare is the people. I work for an amazing company full of exceptional people that care deeply for their patients and co-workers. I think that is what sets AseraCare apart from the others. In my free time, I enjoy spending free time with family and traveling. Road trips are our favorite and we try to go as often as we can! The words I live by are “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings
When asked what she likes best about working for AseraCare Hailee shared, “Hands down, the people! AseraCare employees inherently value people and value their contributions to providing the best service. Working with other passionate people makes work more enjoyable.” In my free time, I play lots princess dress up and peek-a-boo with my adorable girls, Olive (4) and Opal (8 months). My handsome hubs, Dan, and I enjoy spending time watching, playing and/or discussing sports. Hailee lives by the words, “be integrous in your works and ways.”
This is a tough one; most everything I do is rewarding. AseraCare promotes from within more than any organization I have worked for. Watching colleagues grow into bigger roles is definitely rewarding. So is partnering with our leaders within each agency to understand the skillsets they are looking for and the culture fit. There are different nuances in each agency that make them all unique. Learning and understanding their areas of strengths and challenges, articulating to candidates to streamline the interview and hiring process is also rewarding. On a personal note, in the summertime, I enjoy all things outside, gardening, swimming, boating, and volleyball. In the winter is definitely more indoors—concerts, dancing and singing.
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help the hiring managers with recruiting/staffing and ultimately help Aseracare to hire quality staff for the company. In my free time, I enjoy ultrarunning, backpacking, hiking…anything in nature!
Lori Wernikoff, RN
The most rewarding part of my job is making a difference when I successfully recruit top talent into AseraCare. It’s such a great feeling after completing an integration call and the decision has been made to offer a position to a great fit and hiring managers are thankful that I have helped to bring in candidates to improve their team’s overall performance. Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities. Since I live in Florida, I use every chance I get to take walks on the beach!
This is my 2nd week at AseraCare and so far I love the passion of everyone in the organization! There is a mission-focused attitude that shows a big-picture mentality that I am loving! One of the quotes that I love is by Eleanor Roosevelt, “for our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.” In my free time, I love spending time with my two young daughters looking at family photo albums and going to the library!