298: Helping People Live Full Lives – Mosaic’s Heart-Driven Leadership

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Welcome back to the Leadership with Heart podcast! Today’s episode is an interesting one with two leaders from Mosaic; Mosaic is a dynamic whole-person healthcare organization that focuses on allowing people to live full lives. Mosaic listens and learns about the unique needs of the clients they serve and builds a tailored approach that creates a life of real possibilities. Their approach to leading is definitely one with heart and I know you will learn so much from them. Enjoy.

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Linda Timmons, President and Chief Executive Officer

Linda’s 33-year career began in high school working at Bethphage Village at Axtell, Neb. Through the years she has held numerous positions within the organization, working in Nebraska, Texas and Colorado. When Mosaic was formed in 2003, Linda was named Senior Vice President of Program Services. In 2006, she was named President and Chief Operating Officer. She became Mosaic’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, in Kearney, Nebraska and a master of arts from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Linda is the past board chair of Lutheran Services in America and the Council on Quality and Leadership.

Parker McKenna, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Parker comes to Mosaic with a wealth of experience, most recently serving as a director for corporate human resources and talent & organizational development for a Fortune 500 Company in the Omaha area and as the chief human resources officer of a large school system in Missouri. He holds a bachelor’s in human resource management and a master’s in human resources/organizational development, both from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Parker holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and is a Baldridge Quality Examiner.

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