Donna Shirley joined Saint Elizabeth Community as Director of Human Resources in 2019. She began her career in 2000 and has held several HR leadership roles in large corporations. Donna led the employee HR service center and managed highly visible projects for the Bank of America. She has served as the Regional Senior HR Manager and then Division Senior HR Compliance Manager for the Northeast Division of Comcast Cable. Most recently, Donna worked for Nordson, a global manufacturing company with 8,000 employees in 40 countries. At Nordson, she led acquisition integrations, employee engagement, talent acquisition, and workforce planning. She was also directly responsible for global organizational talent strategies and Diversity and Inclusion.
Donna is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a BA degree in Communication Studies, and in October 2019, she will earn her certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
She lives in South Kingstown, RI with her husband and two young children, and has a grown daughter who lives in Boston. Donna enjoys spending time with her family, biking, reading, and traveling whenever possible.