SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kathy LaFond has been promoted to Administrative Director of Human Resources at Saratoga Hospital, a member of the Albany Med Health System. In her new role, she provides leadership to all areas of human resources and guidance to the directors of volunteer services and employee health and occupational medicine.
LaFond has nearly two decades of human resources experience, including more than eight years as Senior Director of Human Resources at Glens Falls Hospital, also a member of the Albany Med Health System. Most recently, she was Associate Director of Benefits and Compensation at Saratoga Hospital.
“Kathy has extensive experience overseeing critical HR functions and a keen understanding of the challenges facing today’s hospitals,” Saratoga Hospital Executive Vice President Jeffrey Methven said. “Equally important, she shares our commitment to maintaining the supportive work environment that has long been a hallmark of Saratoga Hospital.”
LaFond has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Empire State College, a Master’s in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University, a certificate in human resource management from Duke University, and a certificate in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace from the University of South Florida.
She also holds two human resources professional certifications: senior professional in human resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute and senior certified professional from the Society for Human Resource Management.
LaFond, of Queensbury, is president of the Adirondack Human Resource Association and serves on the Adirondack Employee Assistance Program board, Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Development board, and Saratoga Regional YMCA human resources committee. She is a member of the Capital Region Human Resource Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.