For her efforts in preparing the USF Health Department of Internal Medicine for the upcoming transition to Oracle HR platform, Mycesha Romeo was presented with a USF Health Culture Coin.
Romeo, executive HR business partner for the Department of Internal Medicine, was presented with the Culture Coin Dec. 11 by Charles Lockwood, MD, executive vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.
Dr. Lockwood thanked Romeo, noting her effectiveness in interfacing with Central HR and implementing embedded services and Oracle, as well as her coverage of HR in the department as it seeks a new chair through a national search.
“You’ve been so effective, duty above and beyond the call,” Dr. Lockwood said.
Also at the presentation, and the person who nominated Romeo, was Angela Sklenka, senior vice president and chief administrative and HR officer for USF.
“Your attitude about the future and about change is exceptional,” Sklenka said. “You have the drive, you’re humble, you’re everything that I look for in an HR leader. Thank you for building that bridge.”
Also present was Fayyadh R. Yusuf, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and associate dean of Clinical Affairs in the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and interim vice chair for the Department of Internal Medicine.
“Every time any kind of issue came up, you knew every single detail about it, knew the backstory, knew the plans, and knew the processes, which we know can be chaotic,” Dr. Yusuf said, when describing his first meeting Romeo in his role as interim vice chair for the Department of Internal Medicine. “You’ve guided Internal Medicine right, every single time and we’re very grateful.”