Western University of Health Sciences has promoted Linda Emilio to the position of Executive Director of Human Resources.

Emilio was hired in October 2010 as the WesternU Director of Human Resources Administration and will begin her duties as Executive Director on May 1, 2011. She has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and operations management, and previously worked as the Human Resources Director at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center from 2003-10.

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Human Resources team in delivering innovative programs and services that support the humanistic values of Western University of Health Sciences,” Emilio said. “I believe in our responsibility to contribute to the community through the continued development and administration of effective Human Resource Systems. This is a commitment we can keep by working strategically with our community in identifying and responding to our changing needs. I also believe in collaborating as a team to provide exceptional customer service in the development, implementation and equitable administration of policy and procedures that promotes trust, mutual respect, sensitivity and diversity.”

Emilio earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and she is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

“Linda Emilio’s experience in human resources from a health care delivery perspective, as well as her experience at WesternU, provides her a special preparation and background as our new Executive Director of Human Resources,” said WesternU Senior Vice President Thomas Fox, PhD.

The Executive Director of Human Resources provides direction and planning to the university’s strategic goals and monitors employment regulations to maintain compliance with federal and state laws, among other duties. WesternU has more than 800 employees.