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We think of our clients as family. Our staff members are passionate about making a difference and fulfilling our mission. Our staff embodies our core values while meeting the individual needs of each of our clients on a daily basis.
Ron Hammond has been working at Echoing Hills since January 2008. In his position as the Vice President of Human Resources, he is responsible for overseeing and directing all human resource functions for Echoing Hills. This includes recruitment and retention of employees, employee relations, administering benefits and wages, training and development of staff, and HR compliance. He has five direct reports who help him manage the different Echoing Hills campuses all over the State of Ohio.
The future of human resources at Echoing Hills is looking bright, Ron reports. Improvements in the recruitment and on-boarding processes and trainings for staff and management are on the horizon, waiting to be implemented. As we look toward the future, there are some challenges including increased legislation and compliance, escalating benefit costs and staffing shortages in direct care positions.
But it’s not the bright future or the challenges that are waiting to be overcome that makes Ron come to work every day. It’s the Ministry and the people we serve. Ron says that he comes to work to help this ministry in any way he can. He wants to make sure that the people God has entrusted us with are served in the best way possible. He enjoys getting out of the building when he can, visiting our regions to see employees and the individuals we serve. He wishes he could do it more often.
When he’s not working at Echoing Hills, Ron stays busy. In addition to sitting on 3 statewide committees, HR Committee of the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) and 2 Ohio of Chamber Committees, He and his wife own a bed and breakfast in Dresden, Ohio called The Village Victorian Scrapbook Retreat. He has also been volunteering at his church, Newark Nazarene, for over 9 years, serving in the nursery. Ron enjoys collecting sports memorabilia like his signed jersey from hockey Hall of Fame recipient Gilbert Perreault. Even though he has been focusing recently on hockey memorabilia, his most prized find is an autographed Nick Saban football jersey.
Ron’s been married to his wife Yvonne for 31 years. They have two boys, Ryan and Tyler.
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