In the 25 years spent in human resources, 17 of such years were devoted to leadership roles. Sam Altawil is a seasoned HR professional with varies industry experience, from manufacturing, consulting, to more recent, healthcare. As a young man, Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from California State University, Sacramento, thereafter, he completed his Juris Doctorate from New College of California, Law School, one of the oldest public interest law school in the US.
Earned the reputation of getting the job done, Sam accepted challenging positions for organizations that provided him with opportunities to achieve under difficult circumstances. During such, Sam was able to learn many of the facets HR, adapt to unforeseeable difficult events, while elevating and developing members of HR to their full potential. His colleagues have always credit Sam for being a great support partner, diplomatic communicator, compassionate, with an ability to stay composed under pressure.
In more recent years, Sam was the Director of Human Resources for two outstanding Federally Qualified Health Care Centers, organizations dedicated to severing the underprivilege. Through his leadership, Sam utilized his methodology to improve what once was considered broker HR departments. In 2013, Sam won “best HR practice” in one of the sturdiest Federal audits by Health Resources and Services Administration department (HRSA). Thereafter, in 2015, 2016 Sam and his HR team guided the organization to win “best place to work” by North Bay Business Journal.
Today, Sam continues his journey in HR, and continues to seek ways of improvements. His belief has always been, if it was created by human beings, then there are always opportunities for improvements. A thought shared by his hero, Bruce Lee.