FALLS CHURCH, VA. – September 19, 2018 – Cognosante, a leader in health information technology solutions and services for Federal and state public health agencies, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Bailey as Chief People Officer. Bailey, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, will spearhead all Human Resources (HR) functions, including acquiring, developing, and retaining talent; building and advancing organizational capabilities, and driving employee engagement.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the team,” said Cognosante founder and CEO Michele Kang. “She recognizes the unique challenges and tremendous opportunities associated with a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment, and understands how establishing the right people strategy is critical to the success of our organization. Jennifer’s proven ability to provide strategic direction, leadership, coordination, and management of all facets of HR operations will support Cognosante’s strategic direction, creating alignment with the mission, vision, values, goals, and overall culture of the company.”
Bailey joins Cognosante from Perspecta, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources for the past four years. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of HR including talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards, and HR business partnerships. Prior to Perspecta, Bailey spent 13 years at Vangent Inc. which was later acquired by General Dynamics Information Technology. As Vice President of HR for the Health and Civilian Solutions Division, she served as a trusted advisor to senior business leaders and drove the implementation of workforce strategies.
“I look forward to contributing and providing insights that are meaningful to both business and people,” said Bailey. “This opportunity strikes a perfect balance for me—one that allows me to apply government contracting industry knowledge to human capital strategy while also participating as a member of the executive team. I believe business growth comes from a happy and thriving workforce, and from what I’ve heard, that exceptional talent already exists at Cognosante.”
Cognosante provides technology solutions, business process outsourcing, and consulting services to Federal, state, and local government health agencies. The company has nearly three decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government, developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid; Medicare; military and Veterans’ health; the health insurance marketplace; data standards and analytics; modular system development and integration; and fraud, waste, and abuse detection and prevention. Visit cognosante.com for more information.
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