JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Health information network Availity has named Susan Reece as its new Vice President of Human Resources, to underscore the importance of human capital for continued growth under the company’s newly installed CEO, Russ Thomas. Reece brings to Availity 18 years of distinctive executive experience in human resources and corporate consulting, with specialized experience in performance coaching, organizational effectiveness and corporate strategic planning.
Most recently, Reece was senior Vice President of Human Resources at Streamlite Inc., an Atlanta-based privately held distribution company, where she created an integrated human capital strategy, designed incentives to align with strategy and facilitated strategic planning. Prior to that, she was founder and CEO of Dalton Spencer Consulting Inc. in Duluth, Ga., where she advised senior executives on leadership enhancement, organization effectiveness and business strategy development. Reece has also held executive roles at Unisource Worldwide Inc. and Leupold & Stevens Inc.
“Susan’s impressive background as a leader, educator and consultant adds incredible value to Availity,” said Russ Thomas, Availity CEO. “Her extensive experience and deep knowledge of aligning business processes and human capital will ensure Availity continues to integrate people, processes and systems for optimal performance in the market.”
Reece is a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist with a PhD from the University of Georgia. She created and co-hosted the radio show, “Simple Not Easy: Intentional Impact in a Chaotic World” and consulted on strategic planning for Rosie’s Theater Kids, a project to inspire excellence and spark lifelong appreciation for the arts among children.
She is based in Availity’s corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.