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Liz Mendez of Kaiser Permanente Joins Workcred Board of Directors


Workcred, an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) focused on advancing quality workforce credentials, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth (Liz) Mendez has joined the Workcred board of directors for a three-year term, effective immediately.

Liz Mendez has been a leader in talent acquisition for the last 15 years at Kaiser Permanente. She joined the organization in 2007 and currently serves as a principal consultant, talent strategy leader, where she is accountable for the strategy and consultation within the clinical business line. Previously, she was Kaiser Permanente’s talent acquisition manager supporting the patient care services line.

In addition to her work at Kaiser Permanente, Liz Mendez has served as professor of a “Diversity in the Workplace” class for Union Institute and University. She holds an MBA in human resources from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Concordia University.

Workcred's mission is to strengthen workforce quality by improving the credentialing system, ensuring its ongoing relevance, and preparing employers, workers, educators, and governments to use it effectively.

The current Workcred board of directors includes:

  • S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO, ANSI
  • David Byer, senior group manager, worldwide education advocacy, Apple (retired)
  • Beth Carlson, corporate vice president of talent, Raytheon Technologies
  • Peggy Jensen, CPA, senior vice president of finance, administration, and chief financial officer, ANSI
  • John Kessler, global lead for responsible assessment, credentialing and learning measurement, Accenture
  • Liz Mendez, principal consultant, talent strategy leader, Kaiser Permanente
  • Fran Schrotter, senior vice president and chief operating officer, ANSI
  • Andrew Updegrove, partner and co-founder, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
  • Cynthia Woodley, Ed.D., COO and psychometrician, Professional Testing, Inc.


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Beth Goodbaum

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