Wider Circle Expands Management Team, Appoints Marianne Morgan Director of People
Seasoned Industry Executives Brings Extensive Human Resources, Recruitment Experience to the Position
July 28, 2020, Redwood City, CA – Wider Circle, an innovative community care program working with health plans to connect neighbors for better health, today announced that Marianne Morgan has joined the executive management team as the Director of People. In her new role, Morgan will be responsible for advancing the company’s culture while managing both staff and volunteer recruitment.
As one of the nation’s leading organizations fighting social isolation, Wider Circle’s mission is to foster connections among neighbors to promote social interaction and improved health. Leveraging the power of trusted relationships, Wider Circle connects health plan members with familiar neighbors to combat loneliness while informing, supporting and motivating one another. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the most vulnerable populations, this mission to address social isolation head-on has never been more important.
“At Wider Circle, people and positive relationships are our organization’s most valuable assets,” said Darin Buxbaum, co-founder and chief operating officer, Wider Circle. “Given that, it is very important to both Moshe, co-founder and CEO, and myself that as we grow the team we bring on individuals who are dedicated to building and supporting a strong company culture and share our mission, passion and core principles. Marianne is precisely that kind of individual, and we are thrilled to welcome her on board and look forward to drawing from the deep HR industry experience she brings to the Director of People position.”
Marianne comes to Wider Circle from Allied Health Care College, where she served as Director of Human Resources for more than 11 years, supporting 17 locations.
“I am excited to join the Wider Circle team at such a pivotal time for the organization, and look forward to guiding the company’s recruitment efforts moving forward,” said Marianne Morgan, director of people, Wider Circle. “Wider Circle was founded around the concept of building trust and support between neighbors to achieve better health. As the Director of People, I look forward to also building meaningful connections between our employees in order to collectively have the greatest impact on the vulnerable populations we serve.”
About Wider Circle
Wider Circle works with health plans nationally to deliver unique community care programs that connect neighbors for better health. Centered on trusted relationships, Wider Circle connects health plan members with familiar neighbors to inform, support and motivate one another, empowering them to be more proactive about their health. Wider Circle’s trusted delivery network has been proven to drive resilience, improve member experience and engagement, and reduce hospitalizations. Today, Wider Circle offers its unique neighborhood care programs to more than 135 communities nationwide, including specialized COVID-19 support for vulnerable populations in isolation via virtual programming and peer-to-peer community support.