Vice President of Human Resources
Vanya Baker – Vice President of Human Resources
Vanya Baker is Vice President of Human Resources for Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center. Baker was a marketing manager for Tyson Foods, Inc. for twelve years. She joined Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center in 1995 as the Director of Medical Staff Development and Marketing. In March 2003, she was made Director of Human Resources on an interim basis. Baker was promoted into the position permanently in October 2003. She became Vice President of Human Resources in 2011. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Mathematics from Appalachian State University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Baker is Vice-Chairman of the High Country Workforce Development Board at High Country Council of Governments and serves on Executive Committee. She also serves on the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, the United Way Fund Distribution Committee, and is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Wilkes 2007.