Elant Appoints Janet Giannetta As Corporate Director of Human Resources

Giannetta is highly experienced in employee relations, organizational development and talent acquisition

GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 7, 2013) — Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, has named Janet Giannetta its new Corporate Director of Human Resources.


Giannetta is a senior-level human resources professional who has served in a wide range of industries, including health care, finance and manufacturing. Over the course of her career, she has mastered the balance of employee advocacy and the business needs of organizations – the most challenging aspect of any human resource director’s job.


“We are pleased to welcome Janet Giannetta; her years of experience and exceptional track record make her a great fit to lead our human resources team,” said Todd A. Whitney, President and CEO of Elant. “In order to deliver the very best care to our residents, we know that we need to continue to have a strong and skilled staff. That makes the Corporate Director of Human Resources a very important role at Elant, and we’re confident that Janet will do a terrific job.”


Prior to joining Elant, Giannetta was the Regional Human Resources Director at Wingate Healthcare in Needham, Mass., where she was responsible for the HR oversight of more than 1,500 employees across nine skilled nursing centers. She demonstrated a thorough understanding of complex state and federal regulations, and regularly consulted both management and employees on issues like performance, terminations, harassment and discrimination.


Previously, Giannetta also served as the Director of Human Resources for Imperial Schrade Corp. in Ellenville and the Dominican Sisters of Hope in Newburgh. She received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY at Geneseo and completed post-graduate studies in business and education at Marist College and SUNY New Paltz. Giannetta is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).


“I’m thrilled to join Elant, one of the top care providers in the region,” said Giannetta. “This is a great opportunity for me to take the next step in my career. I’m very much looking forward to working with the outstanding team that the organization has in place.”