Jessica Bittner brings more than two decades of experience in executive roles for nationally recognized organizations in human services, health care, and higher education to ICL.
The role of Chief People Officer is a new position that reflects ICL’s investment in its workforce and the professional development of its staff
The Institute for Community Living (ICL), a nonprofit organization that provides New Yorkers with behavioral health challenges with comprehensive housing, health care, and recovery services to support them in living healthy and fulfilling lives, announced Jessica Bittner as its new Chief People Officer.
“We welcome Jessica to the team in this new role. She brings exceptional expertise and an impressive track record. She will lead our organization in its goals to support staff and become one of the best places to work. Her proven track record in talent management and strategic human resources planning will support ICL in cultivating a positive workplace culture. We look forward to benefiting from her extensive background in this field,” said Jody Rudin, President and CEO of ICL.
Ms. Bittner’s career spans nearly two decades in leadership roles for nationally recognized organizations in the fields of human services, health care, and higher education. Committed to diversity and inclusion, she has successfully developed talent and demonstrated a keen ability to leverage data and technology for operational modernization. She has spearheaded transformative initiatives in her previous roles, resulting in measurable improvements in employee engagement, retention, and overall organizational performance. Her innovative approaches have consistently led to the implementation of forward-thinking human resources practices.
“I am thrilled to join ICL and am devoted to shaping the evolution of ICL’s workplace culture. I am committed to fostering an environment where collaboration, growth, and employee well-being flourish, and I look forward to contributing to ICL’s enduring success,” said Jessica Bittner, new Chief People Officer at the Institute for Community Living.
Ms. Bittner holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Long Island University. She has held roles at SCO Family of Services, Northwell Health, and NYC Health + Hospitals. Most recently, she was the Vice President and Regional Human Resources Officer for Northwell Health.
About the Institute for Community Living
Since its founding in 1986, the Institute for Community Living (ICL) has been helping New Yorkers with behavioral health challenges live healthy and fulfilling lives by providing comprehensive housing, health care, and recovery services. Today, ICL offers 140 programs across 50 locations in all five boroughs. We take a trauma-informed approach, meeting the 13,000 people we serve each year wherever they are, working together to support them in achieving their goals.