Working in Healthcare, Elaine knows we have the power to transform small actions into something life changing. Working in this field demands that we are flexible, hardworking, and not afraid to push the boundaries. With 23 hospitals and 650 outpatient practices, Northwell serves 11 million people in the metro New York area and beyond. The 66,000 employees who work at Northwell, work to change health care for the better and are united by one core purpose— to deliver world-class service and patient-centered care.
With over 30 years of human resources and organizational development experience, Elaine’s mission is to help organizations unleash the power of its people, and , Northwell has only benefited from this passion since she joined the team in 2012. Navigating the ever changing landscape of Northwell’s growing footprint in the Tri-State area, Elaine spends her time ensuring that Northwell’s people strategy enables the delivery of the business strategy. In doing so, Elaine ensures Northwell’s workforce feels valued, empowered and enabled to innovate in small and big ways every day. Elaine has brought her wit, knowledge and experience to each employee she touches.
Elaine’s passion for empowering each employee to grab hold of unbelievable opportunities runs through everything she does – and this isn’t a new habit, but one that formed over her many years within the HR field. From her HR generalist/leadership roles in such organizations as DaVita, Inc. and Allegis Group, to serving as the Chief Talent Officer for Dun & Bradstreet, she has been recognized by her peers as a leader in her field. Elaine and her team at Northwell have recently been recognized as a Best Place to Work for Diversity 2017, a Certified Best Place to Work 2018, Best Workplaces in Healthcare and Biopharma 2018, and Best Employee Experience and Best communication of the employer brand to the internal audience 2018 by Employer Brand Management Awards – and Elaine was an honoree at the 2017 Million Women Mentors Summit & Awards as the 100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM.
In her early career, she also worked directly for a well-known figure, Anthony Robbins, who made his name in the executive coaching industry. Recognized by her peers as a leader in her field, Elaine and her teams have won numerous awards on behalf of the companies she has served, including “most innovative HR program”, HR Magazine, 2009 while achieving recognition year over year on notable lists such as Fortune magazine’s “most respected companies to work for” (Dun & Bradstreet, DaVita and Allegis Group).
Originally from the UK , Elaine attended Bristol University (BA, Human Resources & Business Management) and spent time studying in Europe during her senior year. Emigrating to the U.S. in 1989, she has spent time on both coasts, finally settling in New York (a life-long ambition). Elaine now resides in Sea Cliff, New York, with her husband, Steve and their (very spoiled) golden doodle, Bisquit.
Her best piece of advice to others is “don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do”. Actions always speak louder than words. In Elaine’s career to date, her actions, and those of her teams, have transformed cultures and enabled people to realize their ambitions. It’s a role she relishes and feels honored every day to get to do.
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