Embarking on her professional endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Fairmont State University in 2003, Patricia Shingleton, SPHR, went on to be certified as a rehabilitation counselor and achieve a Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University in 2005. She began her career as a senior vocational rehabilitation counselor with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services that same year. In 2010, she rose to the position of quality assurance specialist before leaving the division in 2014. Joining American Consolidated Natural Resources, Ms. Shingleton subsequently served as their human resources coordinator from 2014 to 2017, during which time she achieved further human resource certifications.
In 2017, Ms. Shingleton returned to West Virginia University as a senior employee relations specialist, serving in this capacity until 2020, when she became a senior human resources business partner. Throughout this period, she attained several more pertinent certifications from the Human Capital Institute, the University of South Florida and the Human Resources Certification institute. With her years of expertise in human resources and employee engagement, Ms. Shingleton currently serves as the senior human resources business partner and director of human resources at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, West Virginia, a role she has held since 2021.
Ms. Shingleton’s primary duties include partnering with her organization on strategic initiatives, workforce planning, employee engagement, retention efforts, and finance and payroll. Furthermore, she is also in charge of a variety of administrative duties, including recruitment, compensation, employee relations, and leave and benefits. In order to keep abreast of developments in her field, Ms. Shingleton holds membership with the National Association of Professional Women, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Women’s Professional Network and the American Psychological Association.
Attributing much of her success to the support of her family and mentors, Ms. Shingleton considers her greatest achievements to be her many contributions to the field of employee management. For her excellence, she was presented with an Employee of the Year Award by the West Virginia Rehabilitation Services in 2010 and has been inducted into both the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society and Chi Sigma Iota. Looking toward the future, Ms. Shingleton hopes to continue to rise in her field and eventually achieve a chief human resources officer position.