Kris Bashore oversees Caron’s human resources and training departments. She leads the organization’s strategic projects, including the development and execution of the new strategic plan which focused on providing greater access to Caron to more patients and families. Her human resources initiatives include succession planning and leadership development as well as building culture and employee engagement.
Since joining Caron in 2000, she has overseen several of Caron’s administrative operations, including quality, admissions, facilities and finance. Most recently, Kris oversaw the marketing and public relations departments where she was instrumental in an extensive branding campaign that increased Caron’s awareness and revenue generation in key markets.
Kris has been actively engaged in expanding the number of services for patients and families on Caron’s campuses and regionally across Caron’s continuum of services.
During her tenure as chief human resource officer, Kris led the expansion of staff from 265 to more than 750 employees. Today, Caron maintains a corporate turnover rate of 18% and a retention rate of 97%.
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.