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Workplace MVP at SHRM22: Cathy Hood - The Arthritis Foundation

On this episode of Workplace MVP Live from SHRM 2022 in New Orleans, host Jamie Gassmann’s guest was Cathy Hood, VP of People Operations at The Arthritis Foundation. She and Jamie discussed Cathy’s career journey, the work of the Arthritis Foundation, their new initiatives, and much more.


Workplace MVP is sponsored and presented by R3 Continuum and produced by the Minneapolis-St.Paul Studio of Business RadioX®.


This show was originally broadcast live from the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference held at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cathy Hood – Vice President of People Operations, The Arthritis Foundation


Cathy Hood is Vice President of People Operations for The Arthritis Foundation and has been with the Foundation since 2017.


The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy, and community connections.


By advancing research, advocacy, and disease management support, the Arthritis Foundation helps you navigate the many challenges arthritis brings. You can easily make powerful connections that lead to real, meaningful change.


Live your best life with the help of a compassionate and caring community. Get empowering information and make meaningful connections. Online and in person (when it’s safe again), they are working together to promote life-changing resources and research, push for change and create community connections that welcome, inform and uplift. This is what makes their community of millions thrive — and why they are Champions of Yes.


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Every day, workplaces face major challenges created by disruption. To respond to these challenges requires great strength, and there are remarkable workplace heroes who do just that – by providing multi-level support and taking steps to prepare for future disruption.


Our podcast amplifies the voices of these heroic workplace MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) and highlights their inspiring real-life stories. Each episode takes a deep dive into the journey these heroes took to find their way through disruption, providing you with anecdotes of hope and inspiration.


In times like these – where ensuring the psychological and physical safety of your workplace is key – Workplace MVP offers you an outlet where you can share in experiences of other professionals navigating relatable challenges. You can also explore new best practice approaches for preparing for, responding to, and overcoming the challenges of disruption in the workplace.


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