Madeline Wachs, MSILR, PHR grew up listening to conversations about owning dental and medical practices and working in hospitals. She realized that so much of practice ownership revolved around the business end rather than the patient end of practice. She became very interested in the people aspect of running a practice.
Based on this fascination, Ms. Wachs went to the University of Maryland – College Park to pursue studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She was captivated by how employees were motivated, dealt with change in their workplace, interacted with others, and how their behavior impacted the success of the business. This education led to a career in Human Resources. She continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, while working full time and became a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Currently, Ms. Wachs is practicing Human Resources Management. She started her career in a large medical private practice with more than 150 physicians and 850 employees throughout 40 offices in New York and New Jersey. Recently, she has been working as a Human Resources Business Partner at a Fortune 100 Company. She has also been consulting with dental practices and providing assistance with all HR needs. She is the Principal of MW Advising where she consults with dental practices specializing in HR strategy, compliance, management skills, employee relations, performance management, training and development and disciplinary action.