Lisa Abbott will join Penn State Hershey on June 3 as associate vice president for human resources for health affairs for Penn State University and chief human resources officer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital.

In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing all human resources functions for the medical center, Penn State Hershey Health System and the Penn State College of Medicine.

Abbott comes from Cornell University, where she has served since 2008 as senior director of human resources for Weill Cornell Medical College. Before that she served as director of human resources for Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations from 2005-08. She earned a bachelor of arts in biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a master's of business administration in international business from Binghamton University.

With Abbott's arrival, Charles Wilson, who has served as chief human resources officer for the medical center since 2002, will move into the new role of chief community relations officer on an interim basis, the release states. The role was created to improve the coordination and impact of community engagement activities, traditionally shared by multiple individuals and teams at Penn State Hershey, by having a single individual responsible for oversight of the organization's community engagement strategy and community benefit reporting.

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