Patricia Shingleton, SPHR, has been recognized through her performance as a senior human resources business partner for Mon Health System. She serves as the senior human resources leader at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital and is a member of the senior leadership team. Her areas of expertise include employee and labor relations, process improvement, workforce planning and development, conflict resolution, performance management, training development and application, and change management. Ms. Shingleton’s passion is focusing on employee engagement as she knows an employer’s greatest asset are its people.
Ms. Shingleton’s tenure in human resources includes several previous high-level positions throughout the state of West Virginia. Prior to joining Mon Health System, she was employed by West Virginia University in Morgantown, beginning as a senior employee relations specialist and, subsequently, being promoted to a senior human resources business partner. Prior to her tenure at West Virginia University, she worked as a human resources coordinator with Murray American Energy, Inc. in Mannington where she specialized in labor relations.
Ms. Shingleton began her professional career in the counseling industry, in which she specialized in vocational rehabilitation. She was hired as a senior vocational rehabilitation counselor for the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services in 2006 and was awarded Employee of the Year in 2009. She was then promoted to the role of quality assurance specialist where her passion for human resources began to develop.
Prior to embarking on her professional journey, Ms. Shingleton acquired a Bachelor of Science in psychology, magna cum laude, at Fairmont State College in 2003. In 2005, she acquired a Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling, magna cum laude, at West Virginia University. During this time, Ms. Shingleton was inducted into the American Psychological Association, Pi Gamma Mu and Chi Sigma Iota honor societies.
Ms. Shingleton is a certified rehabilitation counselor through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, a senior professional in human resources through the Human Resources Certification Institute, a strategic human resources business partner through the Human Capital Institute and a certified professional through the Society for Human Resource Management. Furthermore, she has received numerous other credentials in such areas as human resources management and diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Ms. Shingleton is continuing her education and has enrolled in Capella University to work towards a doctorate in business administration, with a focus in organizational leadership and development.
Ms. Shingleton has volunteered with noteworthy nonprofit organizations such as the United Way. She has also volunteered as a caseworker for Hope Inc. and a disability services coordinator for Fairmont State College.
Ms. Shingleton attributes her professional success to perseverance, passion, and a drive for growth and excellence. The continued support she receives from her family, as well as the support from great mentors and leaders that invested in her professional development throughout her career has also been instrumental to her success. She is most proud to have cultivated a passion for her field and to have been recognized and rewarded for continued hard work and dedication. Ms. Shingleton believes that to continue achieving professional success, you can’t be afraid to take risks and you must never stop learning.