Notable Minority Executives: Sherrice Harrell

Chief administrative officer, Community Care, Inc.

  • Category: Notable Minority Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 23
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration/Wilberforce University
  • Graduate degree/university: Master of Arts in Organizational Management/University of Phoenix

When she realized that less than 50% of Community Care’s employees were participating in the company’s retirement plan, Sherrice Harrell, chief administrative officer for Brookfield-based Community Care, Inc., worked to raise awareness among staff and make it easier for employees to contribute.

Harrell helped increase participation in the company’s retirement plan to 85% in a few years.

As an executive with an extensive background in human resources, Harrell saw how employees utilize the benefits they are offered. In an instance when an important benefit was underutilized, she set out to change that.

Harrell made other important changes to improve the lives of employees. She made a point of serving as an example, but also helped identify and encourage the development of new leaders within the organization.

Harrell considers it her duty as a leader to bring people up and position them to take the next steps in their careers, especially women and people of color, according to colleagues.

“As someone who follows the servant leadership model, her goal is to inspire the next generation of leaders by serving as a role model,” said Sarah Yank, Community Care’s marketing and communications manager.

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