TAMPA, Fla., March 30, 2017 – Ultimate Medical Academy is pleased to announce that Rebecca Pessel recently joined the Tampa-based nonprofit higher education institution as Vice President of Human Resources.
She is responsible for engaging and retaining UMA talent through oversight of the Human Resources function. This includes working closely with the senior leadership team on HR policies and procedures, employee relations, onboarding, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee engagement, and performance and talent management.
“We’re delighted to have Rebecca on the UMA senior leadership team,” UMA Chief Administrative Officer Hazen Witemeyer said. “With her almost two decades of domestic and international experience driving organizational performance, we are confident Rebecca will help UMA continue to attract, develop and retain talent, supporting UMA’s commitment to be a top employer in the Tampa Bay area.”
Prior to joining UMA, Pessel served as Sr. Director – Talent Management and Organizational Development and Sr. Director – Human Resources Business Partner at Kforce Inc. Previously she served in leadership roles at IFCO SYSTEMS, Bright House Networks and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
“I am excited about the opportunity to help UMA continue to be a best-in-class institution and help drive exceptional results by creating a culture where people love to come to work,” Pessel said. “It’s wonderful to be able to contribute to UMA’s mission of equipping and empowering students to succeed in healthcare careers.”
Pessel holds a B.A. in Communications from the College of Oakland University. She serves as an Information Systems Decision Sciences (ISDS) Advisory Board Member at the University of South Florida.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY:
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, UMA offers content-rich, interactive online courses as well as hands-on training at our campuses. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, résumé and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support and more. The institution is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting UltimateMedical.edu.