Albrecht will manage and oversee all human resources duties and staff-centered matters throughout the entire health-care organization, which encompasses Waveny Care Center, the Village at Waveny Care Center, New Canaan Inn, as well as a variety of programs and services including a new home health-care agency.
Albrecht joins Waveny Care Network with nearly 15 years of experience in the field of human resources, including consulting and senior management positions with UGO Entertainment Inc. (Hearst Interactive Media) and Primedia Inc. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of human resources for UGO Entertainment, overseeing employee relations and recruitment and retention, and spearheaded staff-focused initiatives in variable compensation design, performance management, departmental restructuring, succession planning and acquisition diligence and integration.
"We are extremely pleased to have Rebecca join Waveny Care Network to lead our human resources department," said Michael Bird, Waveny's chief financial officer and interim CEO. "Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge to this position, and our entire staff will benefit from her commitment as an employee advocate and team player."
Albrecht said, "I am delighted to join this highly recognized and respected organization and serve as a resource for its talented and dedicated staff. I look forward to working with our outstanding team, which delivers upon Waveny's mission to provide compassionate, quality care on a daily basis."
Albrecht has an undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College of Saint Peter, Minn., and an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.
Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer's and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an adult day program that offers flexible hours and transportation six days a week, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center.