Sherrie is a strategic and results oriented Human Resources Executive. She is an accomplished multi-industry and passionate leader who drives transformational organizational strategies by developing and aligning an agile human capital and culture strategy. Regarded as a strategic leader who builds partnerships to drive human capital solutions and organizational cultures that are recognized as Best Places to Work with high trust and high-performance outcomes.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Culture, Diversity, & Change
  • Operational Efficiency/Effectiveness Talent Management
  • Total Rewards & Executive Compensation Workforce Analytics
  • Financial/Business Acumen
  • Executive Coach/Mentor
  • Labor Relations

Professional Experience

  • Principal Executive Advisor – Warbird Consulting Partners
  • Founder and President – String Connections, LLC (HR Consulting)
  • EVP/CHRO – Hackensack Meridian Health (Post-Merger)
  • SVP, HR – Meridian Health (Pre-Merger)
  • VP, HR – Via Christi Health
  • VP, HR – Smithfield Foods/Smithfield Packing (Fortune 250)
  • Director of HR and HR Manager – Keystone Foods

Professional Accomplishments

Recognized as a 2017 Best 50 Women in Business by NJ Biz

String Connections (2019/2020): Served as the Interim CHRO for Beth Israel Lahey Health leading pre & post-merger HR integration strategies and solutions (13-month engagement)

String Connections (2021/2022: Served as the Interim CHRO for Central Main Healthcare, leading all HR facets (13-month engagement)

Created organizational cultures by design and results through execution to include recognition as a Fortune 100 Great Place to Work for five consecutive years

Led multiple HR strategic transformations resulting in new HR structures, processes, tools, and systems improving the effectiveness, performance, and partnerships with operating companies with associated HR performance dashboards

Created talent management solutions incorporating competency models, assessments, succession planning and development programs Provided executive oversight for labor strategies or served as chief negotiator for multiple unions

Executive Lead/Sponsor on two-year administrative cost reduction initiative resulting in over $35M in expense reduction from corporate administrative functions

Led multi-million H&W cost reduction strategies, established population health and telemedicine solutions along with de-risking strategies for retirement plans

Serve on Board Committees – HR, Risk, Investment, Compliance, Executive and Physician Compensation

Designed several multi-year strategic plans to harmonize and integrate all HR benefits, programs, policies and processes across for several health systems, creating improved benefits, team member experience, and savings for respective organizations that range from: $2M-8M

Merger and Acquisition harmonization to include, but not limited to: organizational design/structure, health & welfare benefit plan, vendors and carriers, executive and physician compensation strategy and design, organizational merit pay and performance management and talent selection and development

Provide executive and physician coaching along with education, training and mentoring to individuals and teams