As Caron’s Chief Operating Officer, Kris Bashore oversees facilities, human resources, training, clinical practice, professional development, quality, compliance, risk management, admissions, regional services, business development, and communications.
Kris also 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.
Previously, Kris served as chief administrative officer and was responsible for guidance and oversight of human resources, training, risk management, compliance, and quality. Prior to 2021, she was Caron's EVP/chief human resource officer, overseeing human resources and training. Her human resources initiatives included 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 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.
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.
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.