David L. Waldman, MEd, vice president, Human Resources and Administration, joined the Foundation for the “opportunity to structure a human resources system for a growing organization of remarkable people committed to accomplishing great things in health and health care”. Waldman sees the role of human resources in a social change organization as one that fosters an atmosphere of open communication, mutual respect and professional development so that leaders, staff and the entire organization can fulfill its potential.
Waldman joined the Foundation as director of Human Resources, after a distinguished career with Rutgers University, and was promoted to vice president of Human Resources in November 2001. In 2003 his responsibilities were expanded to include the administrative service units of the Foundation, affording him the opportunity to create a “synchronicity of services” making it easier for “a truly superb staff” to focus on the important work of improving the health and health care for all Americans, and is quick to credit the solid work ethic his parents instilled in him.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 1998, Waldman served 19 years at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. At Rutgers, he held a number of senior-level positions, including posts as associate director at the university’s division of personnel services and as a member of a founding group appointed by the university president to improve quality and communications at the university.
Waldman, whose career focus has been organizational effectiveness and improvement, earned a master’s degree in education with a concentration in counseling and personnel services (higher education administration), and a bachelor’s degree in English education, both from the College of New Jersey.
A native of New Jersey, Waldman lives at the N.J. shore, with his wife, Karen. When he isn’t doing his daily walk on the boardwalk, Waldman enjoys spending time with his family, restoring his home, and cooking.