As Caron’s Chief Operating Officer, Kris Bashore oversees the operations of the organization including human resources, training, professional development, quality, compliance, risk management, admissions, facilities, regional services, marketing, and business development.
Kris leads Caron’s strategic planning efforts, including the development and execution of the most recent strategic plan, which focused on providing more patients and families with greater access to Caron while launching our new state-of-the-art medical facility, The Keele Center.
Previously, Kris served as chief administrative officer and was responsible for guidance and oversight of human resources, training, risk management, compliance, and quality. She has also served as interim co-chief executive officer.
Since joining Caron in 2000, she has overseen several of Caron’s administrative operations, including marketing and public relations, quality, admissions, facilities, and finance. She was instrumental in an extensive branding campaign that increased Caron’s awareness and revenue generation in key markets as well as human resources initiatives, including succession planning and leadership development as well as building culture and employee engagement.
Kris has been actively engaged in expanding the number of services for patients and families on Caron’s campuses as well as regional locations across Caron’s continuum of services.
Prior to joining Caron, Kris held human resources senior management positions with a pharmaceutical company and a regional financial institution. She holds a senior certified professional human resource certification from The Society of Human Resource Management and a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University.