Saint Francis Names Carol Kardas Director of Human Resources Operations

Carol Kardas(Hartford, Conn. August 28, 2013) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has named Carol Kardas, a resident of Avon, Director, Human Resources Operations. 

In this new role, Kardas will be responsible for directing the compensation, benefits, labor relations, call center, human resource services, compliance and the human resource information systems departments to maintain quality customer service throughout the organization.

 “Carol is a proven innovative human resources professional who is skilled at aligning the human resource vision and strategy to achieve objectives,” said Dawn Bryant, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. 

Kardas is the founding partner of KardasLarson, LLC, Human Resource Solutions, a company she co-created in 2004. The firm, based in Avon, provides human resource consulting to clients in the healthcare, sales, entertainment, manufacturing, financial services and real estate industries. She has more than 25 years of experience in the human resources sector.

Kardas received her Masters of Science in Human Resources from Villanova University, Philadephia, PA; and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fordham/Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY. She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). Kardas also holds a Certificate in Advanced Employee Relations Law.

Kardas has served as Strategic Planning and District Director State of Connecticut, for the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a national member of the American Compensation Association, World at Work; and a past president of the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut.

Kardas is an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph’s University, Hartford.


About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.  Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit