Jacqueline Dragon joined Howard Center as Human Resources Director in December. Ms Dragon will provide strategic leadership for Human Resources to include workforce planning and employee engagement for the organizations 1,500 employee workforce.
“We are pleased to welcome Jacquie to Howard Center. She brings extensive experience in human resources to the team, and we look forward to the impact her background, energy, and vision will have on achieving our agency strategic objectives,” says Sandy McGuire, Chief Financial and Operations Officer.
Ms Dragon has over 20 years of experience in human resources leadership roles in multiple industries, including work with Merchants Bank, Spectrum, and Barry Callebaut, the Swiss chocolate manufacturer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College, and certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources certificate. She is engaged with and actively supports several local non-profits.
Ms Dragon lives in Burlington with her family and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including biking, hiking and running, as well as yoga and meditation practice. About Howard Center, Ms Dragon states, “I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to contribute my experience to an organization that helps so many every day in our community.”
Last year, Howard Center helped 16,000 people in over 60 locations and six counties with mental health, substance use, and developmental services. Howard Center’s 24/7/365 mobile crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County, relies on one team and one number, 802-488-7777, to meet the needs of Chittenden County children, adults, and families in crisis. Howard Center is a funded agency of the United Way of Northwest Vermont. www.howardenter.org. Help is here