Missy Hopson Sparks
vice president, Talent Management
Ochsner Leadership Institute
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Missy Sparks, PhD serves as Vice President of Talent Management/Human Resources  for Ochsner Health System. In this role she oversees Workforce Development, Orientation & Onboarding, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance Management and Engagement for more than 26,000 team members.

She leads her team in developing a diverse talent pipeline that opens career pathways into healthcare for the unemployed/underemployed. She is a current board member for the Workforce Development Board for New Orleans, YouthForce NOLA, and for Communities in Schools. Additionally, she volunteers weekly to help feed the hungry and homeless through St. Mark’s United Methodist in the French Quarter.