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Sharon A. Grundel, M.Ed.

Amherst, MA 01002

413.687.8824
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Workforce Development Program Coordination (statewide level)
Healthcare Industry Project Management & Leadership
Academic-Community Partnership Building & Relationship Management

MANAGER, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

2007-2014

UMass Medical School, MassAHEC Network, Shrewsbury, MA
The Network consists of six statewide community-based centers, located in medically underserved cities, hosting
that youth academic enrichment programs. HOSA- Future Health Professionals is a membership-driven,
national student association



Spearheaded and managed HOSA- Future Health Professionals, in Massachusetts, a successful statewide
platform that launched careers exploratory programs for 400+ high school & college students.
 Established strategic alliances with academic, community & workforce entities to expand student field
experiences and internships, and facilitate leadership development
 Statewide membership growth was 500% in first five years
Sixty (60) percent 60% of membership were underrepresented minorities & disadvantaged students
 College acceptance rates increased 30+% from inception
 Developed a successful revenue-based strategy and reduced overhead costs proportionately each year
Led the restructuring of Network youth programs in the areas of performance measurements, data
collection and evaluation methods
 Boosted job & college readiness rates with experiential learning activities and service learning
 Core Competencies developed are currently poised as a national model for AHEC youth programs
Developed and managed three annual large-scale professional development conferences
Created marketing materials, content of promotional videos, & established social media forums
National presenter and published author

WORKFORCE CONSULTANT
SG Consulting, Amherst, MA

2003-present

Workforce strategizing, planning and implementation; develop and deliver statewide career-life education program;
full scale career services- assessment, résumé development & interview preparation
Select Projects and Achievements:
Instructor
Department of Health & Human Services, Springfield, MA
2014
 Developed curriculum for and taught Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System to urban high school students
in a summer enrichment program at Springfield Technical Community College; earned highest evaluations
Career Coach (delivered virtually)
IMPACT Group, St. Louis, MO
2006-07
 Advised downsized staff of Fortune 500 companies: Johnson & Johnson and General Motors
Project Director
2004-06
Tasked with development, launch and management of employee skills training and career development
programs, in the long-term healthcare industry
 Launched a supervisory development/mentoring program leading to positive changes in work flow
processes and employee performance, staff recruitment, training and retention incentives

SHARON A. GRUNDEL, M.ED.

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Co-Author/Project Coordinator
Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office, Boston, MA
2003-04
 Researched and co-wrote a published guide: ‘A Closer Look- A Guide to Building Partnerships in the Long
Term Care Industry’; collaborated statewide with all MA community colleges’ Deans and hiring managers
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Commonwealth Corporation, Boston, MA
2000-03
 Advised & coached healthcare executives on establishing career based education programs in their
businesses. This marked the pilot phase of the ‘ECCLI’ initiative in Massachusetts.
 Developed curriculum for & facilitated staff skills training in coaching & case management. Six-part
series reached over 200 staff & managers of the MA One Stop Career Centers & was presented at the
US Department of Labor Regional conference
 Enhanced staff performance & productivity by designing a train-the-trainer curriculum.
Coached 60+ staff to achieve national recognition as professional résumé writers (CPRW)
CAREER COUNSELOR
Middlesex Community College, Woburn, MA
UMass Donahue Institute, Fort Devens Campus, Ayer, MA
Babson College, Graduate Intern, Wellesley, MA

1996-00
1994-96
1993

CAREER COACH, 2008
COACHVILLE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF COACHING

M.Ed., Counseling, 1993
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE, Cambridge, MA

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL RÉSUMÉ WRITER
Professional Association of Résumé Writers, 1999

BA, Communication Disorders
UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, NY

Founder & Chair: State Advisory Committee for HOSA- Future Health Professionals, 2009-14
State Advisory Council: Vocational Education, MA Board of Elementary & Secondary Education, 2010-14
Cultural Diversity Committee, UMass Medical School, 2007-14
UMass Life Sciences Workforce & Policy Initiatives Task Force, 2010-11