HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Dawn Witherspoon SPHR; SHRM-SCP

Dawn Witherspoon SPHR; SHRM-SCP

Dawn has over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources (HR) Leader, and possesses a wealth of expertise in various industries, including for-profit, healthcare, and non-profit sectors. Her extensive background encompasses progressive HR and strategic operations, combined with more than 10 years of managerial experience. They excel in multi-site organizations and have demonstrated strong emotional intelligence, problem-solving abilities, analytical skills, and project management capabilities. Dawn currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources/Chief Compliance Officer for The League for People with Disabilities. Dawn holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, and she holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Dawn also serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with HRCI, the governing body of the PHR and SPHR certifications.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

HR can take a lot mentally and emotionally. Always remember to take care of yourself first...then you can take care of others.