Senior Vice President – Human Resources
Carolyn has over 25 years experience in healthcare human resources, leading talent management functions for large publicly held hospital management companies such as HealthTrust and OrNda/Tenet. Carolyn was named a 2011 “Woman of Influence” by the Nashville Business Journal in recognition of her professional and personal accomplishments.
She has led the human resource functions as VP- Human Resources for start-up and entrepreneurial organizations such as MedScape, WebMD and Attentus Healthcare. She also served as SVP, Chief People Officer for Gibson Musical Instruments with offices and plants worldwide. Her innovative approach towards talent management with HealthTrust and OrNda has been highlighted in such magazines as “Computer World”, “PC Week” and “Plants, Parks and Sites.” She was also featured in Vanderbilt’s Owen Magazine for her work in HR as a business partner. Early in her career, she received multiple awards from the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants and the Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Personnel Consultants as a top recruiter in the state.
Carolyn holds a master’s degree in business from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Business. She has been active in the community, serving on the Nashville Children’s Theatre Board, worked with the Center for Non-profit Management, the Adventure Science Museum, the Monroe Carroll Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Nashville Ballet.