Workforce Development Council

The long-term health of the medical supply chain industry depends on a robust workforce. HIDA has convened a Workforce Development Council to address this challenge. HIDA members interested in learning more about the council and ongoing career resources can reach out to

The Workforce Development Council has been charged with three key tasks:
  1. Identifying career paths in the healthcare distribution industry, so applicants can see how entry-level positions can mature into lifelong careers.
  2. Developing a diverse pipeline of applicants for internships and entry-level positions.
  3. Building and launching an online healthcare jobs portal in conjunction with the HIDA website, where prospective applicants can browse listings and apply for jobs.

Career Resources

Council Chair

Cara Skowronski

Cara Skowronski

Council Members

Greg Brame
Director, Talent Acquisition, Sarnova, Inc.
Sarnova, Inc.
Francisca Brown
Director of Inclusion & Diversity, Medline
Medline Industries, Inc.
Lance Brown
Rhino Medical Supply
Eddie Garro
US Sales Onboarding & Training Manager-NADG
Henry Schein, Inc.
Lakshmi Gopi
Director, Human Resources
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Rachel Janssen
Digital Communications Specialist, First Quality
First Quality Products
Lori Kirschner
SVP, HR & Administration
Leonard Qualtiere
Human Resource Director
Essity HMS North America
Luisa Rodriguez
Chief People Officer
MarketLab, Inc.
Malik Seelal
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Henry Schein, Inc.
Cara Skowronski
Mariah Wollersheim
National Accounts Manager, Non-Acute

Contact HIDA:

Stephanie Reed

Stephanie Reed, MS
Director, Education