Erin Corcoran, PHR, SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Business Partner
Erin entered Purdue University sure she wanted to be a veterinarian and wound up taking a sharp turn toward the lab after falling in love with a biochemistry course. She earned a BS in Animal Science and an MS from Penn State before diving into a first career as an analytical chemist. Finding her fellow scientists even more fun than the science, Erin followed her heart to the people side of the business, as a scientific recruiter, multi-site operations leader, and President of a small healthcare staffing company. Along the way she wore her share of HR hats and developed a passion for building teams, creating a people-focused culture, and developing leaders. Before moving into the HR Business Partner role with a large veterinary company, Erin earned a graduate certificate in leadership coaching at Georgetown and spent several years providing small businesses with HR, coaching, leadership development, and strategic planning support. Erin has been happily at home in the veterinary industry since 2018.
As HR Business Partner, Erin works to ease the lift on the HR side of things so hospital teams can focus on providing exceptional care to pets and their people. She’s always excited to work with leadership teams to bring their people strategies and goals to fruition. What Erin loves most about the HRBP role is the opportunity to play a part in making “work” a place teams look forward to going most days, a place where we all learn and grow, personally and professionally.
Erin lives in a fun city neighborhood in Chicago with her foster-fail Staffy, Natasha Ruffstova, aka “Tasha”. Tasha loves puzzles and nose work, while Erin enjoys sailing, cooking and traveling alone, especially multi-day hikes and week-long walks. A musician’s kid, Erin’s got herself a room full of instruments she plays so-so, including tenor and concert ukuleles, a piano, and a concertina and bodhran she dreams of playing at Irish sessions around Chicago.