Charlene is a recently retired GM and Vice President of GE Healthcare for the West Zone and Canada, where she held responsibilities for Commercial Operations, Sales and Profitability, a $1.3B business unit. She held multiple commercial and product management roles at GE during her 30-year tenure as well as GM of Learning and Development.
Charlene’s focus has always been on business growth while keeping an eye on developing high—performance teams and leveraging the strengths of individuals. Charlene has a passion for people, organizational development and culture change.
Charlene spent time as the Director of Sales for the Quickbooks product for the Intuit company with P & L responsibilities and a 500 person contact center and digital distribution. She also served as a COO for Fusion Sales Partners, a start-up distribution partner for the GE Women’s Healthcare Product Portfolio.
Charlene holds a B.S. in business from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and is a Registered Radiologic Technologist from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Montefiore Hospital.
Charlene has completed courses at the Stanford Executive Business School in Healthcare Innovation, Design Thinking and LGBTQ Executive Leadership. She is a trained coach in “self awareness and strengths curriculum”. She has held many Executive Non- Profit Board positions at the Milwaukee Urban League, Chair of Out & Equal, Chair of the American Heart Association for SW Arizona, Secretary of El Tour de Tucson and Finance Committee for the Tucson Medical Center.
She is currently a coach for the Anne Klibansky Women’s Scholar Program at MGH/Harvard , Commercial Partner for Tech Launch Arizona, Commercial Mentor for NSF iCorp Program and Commercial Mentor for the Stanford SEED Program at the Stanford business school.
Charlene and her wife Anne Hunt live in the Tucson Desert with their dog Sophie enjoying the beauty and mystique of desert living.