Missy Sparks, Ph.D.

Vice President, Talent Management, Human Resources

Ochsner Health

Missy Sparks, PhD serves as Vice President of Talent Management in Human Resources at Ochsner Health. She leads her team in developing a diverse talent pipeline to support top quality patient care. In her role she oversees workforce development with a focus on opening career pathways for the unemployed/underemployed, college and post-graduate internships and fellowships, orientation & onboarding, performance management and engagement for more than 26,000 team members. In 2017 she helped to stand up a formal diversity and inclusion strategy at Ochsner.

She is a board member for the Workforce Development Boards of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, YouthForce NOLA, Morris Jeff Community School and Gulf South Communities in Schools. Additionally, she volunteers weekly to feed the hungry and homeless through St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in the French Quarter. 

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