Director of Human Resources, Northwest Health
Cindy Ruffing is currently a Director of Human Resources for Northwest Health providing leadership to both Siloam Springs Regional Hospital & Physicians’ Specialty Hospital in northwest Arkansas. With over 25 years of leadership experience across a variety of industries, along with years of experience as an entrepreneur, Cindy provides human resource strategies with business growth and performance. Cindy shares her experiences as a frequent speaker at HR and workforce conferences statewide. Cindy draws upon her understanding of human resource strategies and trends to educate fellow HR professionals on topics that matter the most. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management. Cindy’s recent recognitions include NOARK Member of the Year in 2016, national grant winner of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration in 2017 and 2018 Manager of the Year Northwest Health – Physicians’ Specialty Hospital. Cindy currently serves as President-Elect to the Northwest Arkansas SHRM Chapter, Education Committee Chair for American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration and is a past Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce in Siloam Springs where she resides with her husband, two children, two rescue dogs, and a gecko.