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Board of Directors

Vicki Cansler

Vicki Cansler joined Piedmont in February, 2013, as the Chief Human Resources Officer. She leads system-wide Human Resources, including Learning and Development, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and HR Service Delivery. 

Vicki has extensive HR leadership experience in healthcare, both on the payer and provider sides, as well as healthcare HR consulting. She served as SVP of Human Resources for HealthMarkets, a private equity-owned individual health insurance company based in Texas, and Chief People Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. Vicki also held senior global Human Resources and consulting positions with Booz, Allen and Hamilton in Virginia and Deloitte & Touche LLP based in Dallas. 

She began her career in healthcare HR at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, Louisiana, which is her hometown, followed by Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Vicki spent 11 years with CIGNA, holding various HR roles, including Vice President of Human Resources, for CIGNA’S Healthcare Division. 

Vicki received an MBA from the University of Dallas, attended LSU and obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. 

She has been married to Larry for 42 years, has two grown children (Camilea and Clayton), and one granddaughter (Athena). 

Staff

  • President
    Betsy Wagenhauser 

  • Director of Accounting/Development
    Amy Zygler 

  • Enrollment Coordinator/Office Manager
     Leslie Vestal 

  • Program Coordinator
    Susan Vaughn 

  • Regional Program Coordinator
    Debbie Ross 

  • Regional Program Coordinator
    Michelle Maddox 

  • Grant Coordinator
    Kelly Freyer 

  • Project Coordinator
    Emily Pettigrew 

  • Administrative Assistant Publications/Social Media
    Olivia Ramfos 

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