Hillside today announced the appointment of Shiria M. Anderson as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective Tuesday, April 11. In her executive position, she will lead the coordinated efforts of Hillside’s Human Resources and Organizational Development teams, including oversight of agency-wide initiatives in support of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).

Ms. Anderson brings extensive executive-level experience in employee relations, DE&I, cultural awareness, organizational development and performance management. She most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Baltimore (MD) County Public Schools and for the District of Columbia’s Office of the Attorney General. Prior to those positions, she served in executive HR roles with Family Matters of Greater Washington, DC, and with the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology in the City of Baltimore.

Shiria Anderson is a transformative leader. The Hillside community, and those we serve, will benefit from her expertise and commitment to improving the lives of youth and families,” said Maria Cristalli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hillside. “The success of our mission is linked to our ability to recruit and retain the highest-quality staff. Shiria’s vision and values make her an ideal addition to our executive leadership team.”

Jill Knittel, Chair of Hillside’s Board of Governors, praised Ms. Anderson’s appointment. “Hillside’s commitment to service excellence requires a best-in-class community of employees. Shiria Anderson is the right choice to continue the collaborative leadership that makes Hillside not only a great place to work, but a truly impactful force for change.”

Ms. Anderson earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore, respectively, and holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma and from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). Among her passions is providing mentorship to other professionals in the field of Human Resources.

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