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Contact: Rachel Mayberry
Phone: 316-634-8821

Email: rmayberry@heartspring.org

For Immediate Release

2019/06/06

Heartspring announces new chief human resources officer

Heartspring announces new chief human resources officer

WICHITA, KANSAS, May 22, 2019 – Heartspring has hired a new chief human resources officer, Melissa Riley. She will be responsible for hiring new talent and developing leaders for the organization. 

Through increasing services and expanding the campus, Heartspring has created more than 100 positions over the last four years and has a commitment to grow more in the coming years.

“Melissa is a wonderful addition to our executive team,” Heartspring president and CEO David Stupay said. “We know we create hope and opportunity for the children we serve by creating hope and opportunity for our team. We were searching for someone who has a passion for serving children with special needs as well as developing potential in our team, and Melissa brings both of those elements to the organization.”

Most recently, Riley was the Director of Human Resources with Butler County. She also spent six years with Wichita Technical Institute in human resources and student services roles.  Riley holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership and a Master of Business Administration both from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. She is also a SHRM Certified Professional and was honored as one of the Wichita Business Journal’s 2019 Class of HR Professionals.

 “I am incredibly excited to join the Heartspring team and play a role in driving their mission forward.  The opportunity to serve children in our community, by developing our employees, is an honor and a privilege,” Riley said. “As the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I feel called to spread hope and provide support for those whose lives are affected by autism and other special needs.”

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Notable Quote

"As the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I feel called to spread hope and provide support for those whose lives are affected by autism and other special needs."

- Melissa Riley

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