Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Michele A. Talka, SPHR, CEBS, is the chief human resources officer for CMH. In this role, Ms. Talka provides strategic human resources leadership and supports the organization’s goals through the provision of programming and services that support our diverse population of team members. Ms. Talka joined CMH in 2017 following three years as the vice president of human resource operations and total rewards at Baystate Health System. Prior to that experience, Ms. Talka held numerous HR leadership positions at organizations that include Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Experian and General Electric.
Ms. Talka earned her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens and her master of science in industrial relations from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She holds a Senior Professional Human Resources Certification, a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Certification and has been a fellow of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits & Wharton School of Business since 2005.