Laura Land has accepted the position of chief human resources officer and vice president at North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo.
Land moves to Tupelo from Vidant Health in Greenville, N.C., where she was chief human resources officer since 2013. She follows Rodger Brown, NMHS vice president who retired April 30 after 37 years of service.
Land was also employed as chief human resources officer at Oklahoma University Medical System in Oklahoma City and Central DuPage Health in Winfield, Ill., and was senior vice president at Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Va.
A native of Winder, Ga., Land received a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in educational counseling from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She has completed doctoral course work in higher education administration, research and evaluation, and public administration through the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a senior professional in human resources certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute. She holds membership in the Society for Human Resources Management and American Society for Healthcare Human Resources and is a former adjunct assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.
Land has three sons and two grandsons, who live in Oklahoma.
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