Angela Hansen has joined the KMA team as a Human Resources Consultant. Angela has more than 25 years of experience as a Human Resources professional, with a focus on compliance and policy and process development relating to all areas of human resources, including benefits, compensation, performance management, employee relations, recruiting, and organizational development.
With KMA, she will support KMA clients in a wide range of areas, including benefits, policy development, and employee relations.
Prior to joining KMA, Angela was Human Resources Manager for Casco Bay EyeCare where she oversaw all HR functions. Prior to that, she was Operations Consultant for a new medical practice, where she was involved in all aspects of office operations, payroll, finance/accounting, marketing, payer relations, billing, and HR. From 1989 to 2009, she held several positions of increasing responsibility with InterMed, P.A., ranging from Assistant Site Manager, to Medical Office Administrator, to Director of Human Resources/Compliance Officer.
Angela is a member of The Society of Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine.
She earned a Bachelor of Science (Organizational Leadership Program) from the University of New England in Portland, Maine.
Angela is married and lives in the greater Portland area with her husband and 10-year old son. A fan of the outdoors, she loves to golf in the summer and spend winter weekends at Sugarloaf.
What interested you in working for KMA?
I learned about KMA when I met Business Development Manager Debbie Olken. I made an instant connection with her and found myself drawn to KMA and the dynamic team of professionals there. I could see that it was an organization I wanted to work for.
Why did you choose to work in HR?
More than 25 years ago, I was given the opportunity to be Office Manager for one of InterMed’s medical practices. At the time, HR was being done by the individual site managers and I found that I loved all the people “stuff” like benefits, policies, employee relations, etc. The group soon saw the need for a centralized HR function, and I was given the opportunity to spread my wings in the area of human resources, bringing to it my operations/practice management insight, which has been a big plus over the years.
What do you like best about your work as an HR Professional?
Building positive relationships comes naturally to me. I am very empathetic and able to connect with people, which is well-suited to the HR profession. I am able to be there for people when they need HR help. They trust me to do right for them, and I find it very rewarding when I am able to satisfy their needs and the organization’s needs as well.
What’s one takeaway from your HR work that you’d like to share with others?
What stands out to me over my career is that I’ve had the opportunity on several occasions to build something from the ground up—whether it be a medical office or an HR function. I find addressing the challenges of projects like that to be both invigorating and rewarding.
Tell us a little about yourself…
I live in Cumberland with my husband and 10-year old son. We love the outdoors. In the summer, you’ll find us playing golf whenever we get the chance. In the winter months, you’ll often find us at Sugarloaf.