Chief Human Resources Officer Carolyn Pape SPHR holds nearly 30 years of human resources experience, with an emphasis in employee and labor relations, training and development and workforce planning.
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, Pape began her human resource career initially in the private sector working in organizations specializing in high-technology and finance.
Pape moved to Whidbey Island in 1998, where she worked at Whidbey General Hospital (WGH) for 14 years; first, as its healthcare recruiter, then Director of Human Resources, and lastly as its Chief Human Resources Officer. She then transitioned to a consulting role and worked for the Snohomish Health District, Everett, as interim Human Resources Manager. She served as interim Human Resources Manager for Skagit Public Utility District, Mount Vernon, before joining Island Hospital in January of 2015.
Pape felt an immediate connection to the values of the staff and leadership at the hospital, who live their commitment to the Island Hospital Promise in their service to the Anacortes community. A Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certified, Pape is also a graduate of the Professional Mediation Course/Washington Dispute Resolution Center and routinely elevates and updates her human resources knowledge through professional seminars and coursework.