Abel brings proven expertise to drive Delta Dental’s commitment to a people-first culture

DENVER, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Dental of Colorado (DDCO) announced the discontinuation of Stacy Abel as its chief people officer January 9, 2023. In this role, Abel will be part of the Senior Leadership Team, providing leadership for the Human Resources and Learning & Development teams and promoting a strong people-first culture at DDCO.

“I am thrilled to be part of Delta Dental Colorado team and am grateful for the opportunity,” said Abel. “Supporting team members and prioritizing a strong, inclusive culture is more important than ever. I look forward to working with our teams to focus on building a culture of belonging and professional fulfillment while positioning DDCO as an employer of choice Colorado and among health professionals.”

Abel joins DDCO after 13 years at Craig Hospital where she was instrumental in all aspects of people-centric strategic initiatives including HR, talent acquisition, compensation/benefits, workplace health, workforce analytics, and training and development initiatives within the organization of 1,100 employees.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Stacy and Delta Dental from Colorado Team will benefit greatly from her experience as well as her creativity and real relationship building skills,” she said Jandel T. Allen-Davis, MD, President and CEO of Craig Hospital. “We’re excited for her as she embarks on this new journey.”

Abel’s 20+ years of experience leading all facets of a people organization, her track record of prioritizing people development, her leadership on inclusion, equity and diversity, and her shared commitment to the community are closely aligned with DDCO’s values ​​and purpose .

“Stacy embodies a commitment to a people-first culture,” he added Helen Drexler, President and CEO of DDCO. “She is passionate about creating a learning and development culture where every team member can grow in their career within our organization. She is also a strong believer in making everyone feel welcome and know they belong in the workplace. I look forward to partnering with her to advance our mission to improve oral health in the communities we serve.”

Abel holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Columbia Southern University and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is also on the board of directors of Women in Healthcare.

About Delta Dental from Colorado

Delta Dental by Colorado is a not-for-profit dental services company with a mission to improve the oral health of the communities it serves. The non-profit organization serves more than 1.5 million members and offers them the opportunity to easily use and manage their dental services. Through its plans, network of dentists, and expert customer service, the nonprofit organization makes dental care accessible, affordable, and easy, leading to healthier smiles and lives.

SOURCE Delta Dental from Colorado