Thomas Kernan, vice president of strategic planning and general counsel with Stat Staff Professionals in Saratoga Springs was recently appointed chairman of the American Staffing Association health care section council.
ASA is the professional trade association of the $161-billion U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry.
In this role, Kernan will work with ASA and its board of directors to spearhead programs and services that meet the health care sector’s needs within the association. ASA section councils are composed of member volunteers who advise the association’s board of directors on sector-specific issues and design programs to meet the unique business challenges faced by those sectors of the staffing industry.
A seasoned business attorney and healthcare staffing professional, Kernan oversees the company’s legal affairs and collaborates with the company’s CEO on strategic planning initiatives including establishing company policies, priorities, and business development objectives.
As general counsel, Kernan’s areas of oversight and responsibility include the review, negotiation, and drafting of contracts; the implementation of best practices to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with federal, state and municipal employment, privacy, and healthcare laws and regulations; and the safeguarding of company intellectual property.
Kernan received his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School in 2003 and his Bachelor of Arts from Bard College in 2000.
He also holds a certificate in business management from the Mason School of Business at William & Mary.
Stat Staff Professionals is a nurse-owned and nurse-operated professional staffing organization specializing in staffing registered nurses and allied health professionals. For more information, visit www.statstaffpro.com.
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information, visit americanstaffing.net.