Agrace: Michelle Scheffler Named Agrace’s Vice President of Human Resources

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MADISON, Wis. – Agrace has appointed Michelle Scheffler, SHRM-CP, as its vice president of human resources.

In her new role, Scheffler leads Agrace’s human resources, volunteer services, employee engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion programs. She also serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Agrace, a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization that provides personal care, supportive (palliative) care, hospice care and grief support to people across southern Wisconsin who are aging, ill, dying or grieving.

A Monona, Wis., native, Scheffler joins Agrace with more than two decades of experience in human resources leadership, both locally and abroad. Most recently, she was director of human resources for Oshkosh Defense, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation. There she led team member engagement, performance management, succession planning, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion; she also created a new development planning tool for all staff called My Growth Plan.

Previously, Scheffler headed human resources for Roche Diagnostics Global Operations, part of the Roche Group. In a multi-cultural environment, she provided leadership to several operations units (manufacturing, supply chain and procurement), in the areas which included strategic initiatives, performance management, talent management and key-position talent acquisition. In 12 years with Roche, she worked in many countries including Germany, where she completed a five-year international assignment.

Scheffler earned Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 1998, and since 2015 has been a Society for Human Resource Management certified professional (SHRM – CP), which is nationally recognized as the industry leader in human resources professional development. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

“Michelle’s wide-ranging professional experiences in Wisconsin and abroad have established her as an insightful, respected expert in the human resources field,” said Agrace president and CEO Lynne Sexten. “Agrace will benefit from her leadership as we continue to build and retain a highly qualified, engaged and diverse health care staff to serve patients and clients across southern Wisconsin.”

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Founded in 1978, Agrace is a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization dedicated to providing high-quality care and support to people who are aging, ill, dying or grieving. With offices in Madison, Janesville, Baraboo and Platteville, Agrace serves nearly 1,500 patients and clients across southern Wisconsin every day.