Riverwood welcomes new human resources officer

Jessica Schmiesing, Chief Human Resources Officer

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Jessica Schmiesing as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and member of its senior management team. She is responsible for the overall human resources strategy, operations, and administration.

Schmiesing grew up in Central Minnesota and graduated from Little Falls High School. She attended Hamline University, where she double majored in Business Management and Psychology and played volleyball and basketball. She received a fellowship to attend the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where she earned a master’s degree in industrial relations.

Schmiesing has an extensive human resources background with over 35 years of progressive experience in a variety of industries from oil and manufacturing to healthcare, higher education, and ag finance. She has certifications in many areas including a Certified Compensation Professional.  Her experience leading HR at a non-profit clinical system with 26 rural clinics will be incredibly beneficial as she leads and supports the important work at Riverwood.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Schmiesing to our executive team,” said Ken Westman, Riverwood Healthcare CEO. “Her extensive background in human resources and proven track record of driving impactful HR strategies make her the ideal leader to help us attract, develop, and retain top talent. We look forward to Schmiesing’s contributions as we continue to foster a culture of excellence and innovation.”

Schmiesing expressed excitement about joining Riverwood and contributing to its mission, vision, and values. “I am honored to join Riverwood and work alongside such a talented and dedicated team,” Schmiesing said. “I look forward to implementing strategies that enhance employee engagement and drive organizational growth, ensuring Riverwood remains a top place to work.”

Schmiesing will be moving to Aitkin in mid-July and is excited to get to know the Aitkin community and be an active citizen locally.

For more information about Riverwood Healthcare Center and its leadership team, see About Us