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Lesley Forneris, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDPLesley Forneris, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDP
People Officer

Lesley Forneris, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDP is the People Officer for The Center for Health Affairs and its subsidiaries CHAMPS Group Purchasing and The Essentials Group.

In this role, Forneris is responsible for overseeing corporate culture and employee engagement, leading talent acquisition and talent management, and managing employee benefits and compensation. She believes in leading by example and has been instrumental in driving day-to-day operations, evolving new initiatives and driving growth by designing and deploying strategic plans.

Forneris’ background includes more than 20 years of experience in human resources and healthcare. She previously held HR roles at Mercy Health, MetroHealth Medical Center and Southwest General Health Center.

Forneris received a bachelor of business management degree from the University of Akron. She is credentialed as a Senior Professional Human Resources from HRCI, Senior Certified Professional from SHRM and a Certified Diversity Professional from National Diversity Council. She has spoken at numerous professional venues, regularly holds trainings for The Center’s team and has a passion for linking people to purpose and outcomes.

Forneris’ areas of expertise and speaking topics include:

  • Predictive Index (PI)
  • Compensation
  • Employee Engagement
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Workforce Planning
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For more information or to contact Lesley Forneris, please call 800.362.2628 or contact us.