Maribel Fernandez, M. Ed., is Director of Human Resources for Salem Medical Center. Her expertise includes general HR strategy and operations, policy development, recruitment, employee relations, compensation/benefits, performance management, payroll, and labor relations. Ms. Fernandez served as Director of Human Resources for the Borough of West Chester (Pa.) and as HRD for George W. Hill Correctional Facility, Thornton, Pa. For nearly 20 years Ms. Fernandez worked for the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems – as Disability Management Supervisor and as Workers Compensation/Benefits Specialist. She earned a Master of Education from Strayer University, Newark, Del., and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University, Philadelphia.