SPRINGFIELD — Behavioral Health Network Inc. (BHN) announced that Toni Hendrix has joined the organization as vice president of Human Resources.
Hendrix joins BHN from the Loomis Communities, where she served as director of Human Resources and Compliance officer since 2014. In her new role at BHN, she will be responsible for the strategy, leadership, and operations of the Human Resources department and recruitment to support the growing organization.
Hendrix brings more than 30 years of human-resources experience to BHN, including diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; strategic HR growth; implementation of successful performance-management strategies; and the creation of comprehensive workplace-wellness and employee-engagement programs.
“We are excited to welcome Toni on board, as she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in human resources to our team,” BHN President and CEO Steve Winn said. “Toni’s insights and thoughtful approach will be an incredible asset to BHN and to our diverse workforce as the organization continues to grow and evolve.”
Hendrix has a diverse professional background that includes serving in the U.S. Army, working at the American Cancer Society and Baystate Health, and owning several small businesses. She is currently co-owner of Smokey Joe’s Cigar Lounge in Springfield with her husband, Joseph Hendrix.
“I am excited to be joining the leadership team at BHN and to bring with me the philosophy that has guided my career in human resources: the belief that staff should always be treated with dignity and respect,” Hendrix said. “I am dedicated to empowering team members to use their voices thoughtfully and respectfully to achieve their goals and find success in their roles.”
Hendrix, who studied at the University of Maryland and Cambridge College, was the recipient of a 2020 Women of Impact award from BusinessWest.