Volunteers of America and Senior CommUnity Care PACE is pleased to announce Gary Hamrick as the new human resources director. Hamrick, a native of Delta County, will serve as the main point of contact for human resources needs for Senior CommUnity Care PACE employees in both Montrose and Delta counties.
"I would like to ensure that I am focused on the areas that are important to our teammates that make Senior CommUnity Care PACE an employer of choice within Delta and Montrose counties. It is also my goal to ensure that our business objectives are met through the full life cycle of our teammates," Hamrick said.
"I believe there are many characteristics needed in this role -- integrity, respect, trustworthiness, collaboration -- and within all levels of the organization, knowledge of employment related matters such as laws and compliance, knowledge of business objectives, as well as excellent communication and being a good advisor."
Prior to accepting the position at Senior Comm-Unity Care PACE, Hamrick was employed in human resources in the Denver area, most recently with Air Methods and prior to that Frontier Airlines. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in music from Mesa College (now Colorado Mesa University).
Hamrick speaks of a personal connection to the organization's mission as part of his motivation for applying to the position.
"Being raised in this community, I was blessed to learn about living a life of service within the community from the example of my parents," Hamrick said. "I have patterned my life, following their example and have had the opportunity to serve in volunteer roles throughout my life.
"The life experience that most connects me to the mission of Volunteers of America of loving others and transforming lives by reaching and uplifting the most vulnerable was the opportunity to provide end-of-life personal care to my brother Alec, who passed away from cancer at the age of 32 while living in our family home in Orchard City."
Cindy Simmers, executive director of Senior CommUnity Care PACE said, "We are extremely pleased to have Gary lead our human resources department. He brings a wealth of experience, emotional intelligence and the heart of a caregiver who will easily relate to the day to day demands on our staff. We look forward to all that he has planned for the future."
Hamrick and his wife Kathy enjoy hiking, volunteering in the community and spending time with their family.