Africa Perrin has a wealth of strategic human resources leadership experience and a strong background in HR infrastructure, talent management and development, and succession planning. Her background includes working with large organizations such as Lincoln Park Zoo as well as small boutique companies like Obani & Associates Accounting Firm. While at Obani & Associates, she served as the Human Resources Executive, where she spearheaded the human resources department, collaborating with partners and senior executives to develop strategic plans, which significantly increased the company’s presence in the accounting industry.
Prior to launching her career in human resources, Africa spent over 10 years working in the healthcare industry assisting Ambulatory Surgery Centers and the United States Air Force in obtaining accreditation. Her work includes working closely with United States Air Force Pentagon Officials to meet the standards in healthcare. Through this experience, Africa has traveled to Guam, Turkey, Greece and other countries to assist the United States Air Force Medical Facilities gain accreditation.
Africa holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources Management from DePaul University. Africa has served as a member of the Board of Directors with Youth Job Center of Evanston (YJC) and the Advisory Committee with the YWCA Metropolitan of Chicago.
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