Missy Sparks

VP, Talent Management
Ochsner Health

Currently employing more than 32,000 staff across Louisiana and Mississippi, Ochsner is Louisiana’s largest employer, healthcare provider and educator of healthcare professionals. She leads her team in developing a diverse talent pipeline to support top quality patient care. She has established an effective workforce development platform to grow the pipeline of healthcare professionals through Ochsner-sponsored training programs for internal and external candidates with a focus on opening career pathways for the unemployed/underemployed. Additionally, she leads college and post-graduate internships and fellowships, orientation & onboarding, performance management and engagement.

She serves on the Workforce Development Boards of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, YouthForce NOLA, Morris Jeff Community School and Gulf South Communities in Schools. Additionally, she volunteers regularly in meal ministries for the hungry and unhoused in the French Quarter.