EARN STAFFING SOLUTIONS CANDIDATE AND PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
For the month of March, we would like to celebrate the wonderful women who have made significant impact in our communities and throughout the world. At EARN, we've had the privilege of working together with some incredible women, and would like to recognize them for their hard work and contributions in the workspace and community.
WHY WOMEN ARE VALUABLE
Women are Leaders
Women are strong leaders in the world
Women are Powerful
Women are powerful in everything we do
Women are Purposeful
We wear many hats, and excel at each of them
Here at EARN Staffing, our candidates and our partners will be forever part of our family and we are proud to celebrate their success!
Nidia I. Rivera
I am the daughter of Puerto Ricans that moved to the USA when I was only 40 days old. If I did not hold a US passport, I would consider myself an immigrant as we were treated as such. However, my parents came from their beautiful Island of Puerto Rico looking to achieve the American Dream.
My parents both worked two jobs, carefully planning their shifts so that my brothers and I would always have a parent at home. We went to good schools, and I can say that they achieved the dream, and we, as their children, are a testimony of that.
It's been a long and challenging journey today as CHRO of PeopleOne Health, a company that is on a mission to change healthcare, an organization that embraces diversity and inclusiveness like no other I have experienced in my career. It makes me so proud to belong to an organization that has partnered with Earns, not for their focus on diversity but for their profound commitment to hiring the best that happen to be diverse.
Thank you, EARN Staffing and Dawnn, for your support and knowledge on how PeopleOne Health and I were a perfect match.
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne is a Physician, and Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis & Time Line Therapy®. Founder of the Mind Re-Mapping Academy®, Dr. Clairborne works with individuals and organizations helping eliminate old trauma wounds while teaching them to be trauma responsive in their own communication.
She is especially skilled at training leaders on the power of perception, and how our unconscious thoughts and beliefs have an impact on the reality we create. Her trainings combine the mastery of emotional and communication intelligence, teaching leaders that by mastering our language (both internal and external) we ultimately put ourselves in the driver’s seat of our thoughts, actions, and behaviors, creating new results for ourselves that positively impacting others.
Dr. Maiysha is a graduate of Emory University, completing her medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine, and her Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital. In addition to gracing the TEDx Asheville Stage in 2022, she has delivered trainings in multiple arenas including the International Conference on Physician Health, WELLMED Physician Conference in Greece, and Women in Medicine Conference.
Jessica Brooks is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the PittsburghBusiness Group on Health, where she leads the effort to redefine and advance the discussion around healthcare value, access and quality on behalf of employers.
Jessica is responsible for the vision of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health –spearheading new initiatives and measures, which have improved the organization’s visibility and growth in the health care market space.
Under her leadership, PBGH has enjoyed consistent financial gains, the growth of the organization’s class-leading prescription drug management program– delivering more than $25 million in annual savings to employers, as well as intervention programs, which have saved employees more than $6 million in copays and out-of-pocket expenses since its launch.
She leads the deployment of a comprehensive data strategy – enabling employers to better leverage healthcare and benefits information with health plans, providers and other partners. This data strategy helped inform the development of a roadmap as Covid-19 unfolded, allowing for insights on mental health, chronic condition management, Covid 19 cases and utilization insights – all driving strategic engagement prioritization for employers.
She also created a transformative health equity tool, Health Desk, a platform unifying technology and human compassion to bring patients, employers, hospitals, human resources and patient advocates together to address bias and its impact on the patient experience.
Jessica co-founded the Executive Action ResponseNetwork (E.A.R.N) and launched EARN Staffing Solutions as a crucial resource for the business community to advance the culture, procedures, policies and practices to lead sustainable economic empowerment for the African-American workforce and community.
She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie MellonUniversity, where she received her Master’s in Public Management. Jessica serves on the board of governors for the University of Pittsburgh Institute ofEntrepreneurial Excellence, Adagio Health, the Pittsburgh Regional HealthInitiative, and the Patient Health Action Network, as well as serves as an appointee to the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange.
She served asa member of the inaugural cohort of the Advanced Leadership Initiative – anExecutive Leadership Program designed for African-American Executives at theCarnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. She also serves on the board of directors of Maitri Medicinals (medical cannabis company) and chairs the advisory board of the Professional Women’s Network. She also serves as aboard member of the National Alliance ofHealthcare Purchaser Coalitions, where she led a series of nationalTown Halls on Race, Health, & Equity amongst 50 coalitions across theUnited States. Through Jessica’s leadership, PBGH received the 2020 NationalAlliance Membership Leadership Award.
She is a recipient of the 2019 Pittsburgh Women of Influence Award and led the Pittsburgh BusinessGroup on Health for its recognition as a Healthcare Purchasing CollaborativeAward winner, sponsored by the Validation Institute and the World HealthcareCongress. She has contributed to numerous news stories, opinion editorial pieces, and has appeared on National Public Radio, and in national health care and benefits publications. She has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as aFast Tracker and was also named to the 2015 Smart 50 class by Smart Business magazine.
Dawnn M. Clisby, CSP
"When you are called to lead, you are called to serve."
Meet Dawnn M. Clisby, CSP. Dawnn is a change agent, always willing to stretch in new directions, take on challenges and risks, and determined to reach goals. She builds relationships with the decision makers and finds the "right" diverse talent that fits. As an HR professional, she leads staffing operations as well as business development for EARN.
Dawnn has impacted the organization by engaging diverse talent, her energy, her influence, quality of work , people skills, technical skills, and abilities to get results. She has successfully matched 12 diverse candidates with our clients and continues to make connections and build relationships with various organizations committed to diversity equity and inclusion. She jumped at the chance of being Director for EARN, with passion for the mission of advocating for diverse talent in corporate America.
As a single Mom and Grandmother, Dawnn's proudest accomplishments is raising her son and daughter to be leaders who appreciate people for their differences.
Angela Garcia is the Executive Director of Global Links, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organizationdedicated to improving health in resource-poor communities, locally and globally.
A Pittsburgh native, Angela spent nine years studying, working and volunteering abroad, including fouryears in Mexico and two years in Europe. Angela returned to Pittsburgh and joined Global Links in 2000.She was named Deputy Director in 2007, and in 2018 she became Executive Director.
Today, she leads a staff of 20 employees and more than 4,000 community volunteers. Under herdirection, Global Links continues its focus on large-scale international medical programs focusing onprimary care and maternal and infant health.
Since 2015, Ms. Garcia has also led the creation and expansion of Global Links’ Community PartnersProgram, which supports other non-profit organizations by providing the medical materials, mobilityaids, and home medical equipment that organizations need to better serve their clients and patients. Asof 2019, the program served 7000+ Western PA neighbors in need.
Ms. Garcia serves on the Advisory Board of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, she is a founding member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and serves on the board of the Pittsburgh-Matanzas Sister Cities Partnership. She was named one ofPittsburgh’s “40 under 40” in 2013 and a Cribs for Kids Woman of Achievement in 2020. She is an honors graduate of the College of Wooster and lives with her husband and children in Emsworth. She enjoys all things Pittsburgh, especially biking the city’s trails and exploring the local food scene.
Sonia Layne-Gartside is an accomplished Global Consultant. She works with C-Suite and senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies as a strategic partner to lead Organization Development (OD), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and HR strategy execution activities.
Sonia holds advanced certification in change management from Prosci®, and she is certified as a Master Trainer, DEI Specialist, Case Writer, and Instructional Designer. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Management and her master’s degree is in Education. She is an International Speaker and author of the book Workplace Anxiety: How to Refuel and Re-Engage.
In acknowledgement of her work and innovative practices, Sonia was recognized as the 2021 “Leader of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association’s (PHRA). She describes herself as a cheerleader for people and ideas.