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Staffing up and ready to go

Experienced human resources director focused on recruiting talent, strong work ethic for Windsor Run

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January 4th, 2018
Dr. Allison Vessels is Windsor Run’s director of human resources.

Dr. Allison Vessels is Windsor Run’s director of human resources.


With only a few short months until Windsor Run opens its doors to the Erickson Living community’s first residents, the Matthews, N.C., campus is practically buzzing with activity. Among the community’s top priorities is hiring dedicated staff members to meet the needs of Windsor Run’s pioneer residents.

At the helm of this mission is Dr. Allison Vessels, who was recently appointed director of human resources. Vessels brings more than 24 years of human resources experience to Windsor Run. Most recently she served as the director of human resources at Transformant Healthcare Solutions, LLC. In her new leadership role, Vessels will oversee the daily operations of Windsor Run’s human resources department with a focus on employee recruitment and engagement.  

“I look forward to utilizing my talents to their fullest capacity to create an environment where both our residents and employees thrive,” says Vessels.

Opportunities for employment

Once open, Windsor Run will immediately feature two residence buildings and a clubhouse. Amenities and services include an on-site medical center staffed with a full-time, board-certified physician; a state-of-the-art fitness center; an all-season junior Olympic-size pool; three dining options; a movie theater; marketplace; salon and spa; an art studio; and classrooms. The range of employment opportunities available as a result of these extensive offerings provides a tremendous opportunity for Charlotte-area employment.

“As we prepare to open our doors, new employees have the remarkable opportunity to grow as we grow,” says George Comfort, Windsor Run’s executive director.  “With her accomplished career and knowledge of the greater Charlotte area, Allison is a natural fit to lead the recruitment of these future leaders.  She cares deeply about our mission and core values, and we are pleased that she has accepted this new endeavor.”

Highly qualified

Vessels holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Presbyterian College and a masters of human resources development and doctorate of education in human resources development from Clemson University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Managers, from where she earned a senior certified professional certification. She also maintains a senior professional in human resources certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.   

Vessels lives in Charlotte with her daughter Emily and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House. She also conducts resume writing workshops at Queens University of Charlotte and mentors young professionals.

“Charlotte is a wonderful place to live,” she says. “I am fortunate that all of my immediate family lives in Charlotte, including my parents and sister and her family.”  

In her free time, Vessels enjoys spending time with Emily, who is completing her degree in sports management with a minor in marketing at Queen University of Charlotte, as well as her two dogs, Nana, an eight-year-old labradoodle rescue, and Fluffy, a 13-year old bichon frise. Vessels also devotes time to cooking, reading, and traveling.

“I am so energized by the future our employees and residents will enjoy at Windsor Run,” she says. “The excitement is contagious. I consider myself extremely lucky to be tasked with the job of bringing the best people in their fields to Windsor Run. By empowering them to actively engage their time and resources for the betterment of our larger community, we fulfill the Erickson Living mission to share our gift to create communities that celebrate life.”