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Caroline Pike

Caroline Pike is Program Director at Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organization with 1900 locations in 23 states, headquartered in St. Louis Missouri.  She joined Ascension in 2007, and has been primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and management of leader development programs, tools, and processes in support of strategic talent management.  Prior to this, she held various positions in Leadership Development and Organization Effectiveness with Anheuser-Busch Companies and Edward Jones Investments.  Caroline has also been on the faculty of Washington University of St Louis, Saint Louis University, and Thomas More College, and worked as an independent organization effectiveness consultant and executive coach with various organizations in health care, telecommunications, and education.

Caroline earned the Ph.D in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University in 1992, the MA in Clinical Psychology from University of Louisville in 1988, and a B.A in General Psychology from University of Kentucky in 1983.

In her spare time, Caroline enjoys home remodeling, reading, and outdoors activities, including hiking, cycling, kayaking, and sailing.

Presentation: Tradition or Transformation?  ‘Both/And’ Succession Management

Abstract: Ascension is committed to preserving its 400+ year history and mission, while operating in a healthcare environment requiring monumental change and transformation.  Early and ongoing leader development initiatives will be discussed, including unique challenges and changes in direction to align with and support an evolving corporate structure and strategy. 

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