Randolph, Mass. – Janet E. Mercier, J.D., (read bio here) was recently named Senior Vice President of Human Resources for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs. In her new position, she will oversee the Institute’s ongoing evolution into a workplace of choice and help foster an environment of continuous employee engagement.
Prior to joining May Institute, Ms. Mercier served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Five Star Quality Care, a national provider of senior living and skilled nursing services headquartered in Newton, Mass. She has also held human resources leadership positions with Steward Health Care (formerly Caritas Christi Health Care) and UNICCO Service Company, as well as practiced law in Massachusetts for several years before embarking on a career in human resources. She is a resident of Randolph, Mass.
“We are very pleased that Jan has joined our executive leadership team,” said Ralph B. Sperry, Ph.D., ABPP, Chief Operating Officer of May Institute. “The Institute will benefit greatly from her 20+ years in healthcare, employment law, and human resources. Her previous experience will serve her well as she leads her team in developing and implementing efficient and creative initiatives that will advance the HR components of the organization’s strategic plan.”
As the head of May Institute’s Human Resources department, Ms. Mercier’s responsibilities include the smooth operation and continuous improvement of: employee relations; recognition and engagement; talent acquisition and development; benefits and compensation; training and development; workers’ compensation and workplace safety; and diversity and inclusion.
Ms. Mercier earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Boston University and her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School in Boston. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Northeast Human Resources Association.
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems. At more than 160 service locations across the country, highly trained staff work to create new and more effective ways to meet the special needs of individuals and families across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.