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Ultimate Medical Academy Announces Misty Brown Fischer as Chief People Officer

Tampa, Fla. – April 14, 2023 – Ultimate Medical Academy, a non-profit higher education institution with the mission of equipping and empowering students to excel in healthcare careers, is announcing the addition of Misty Brown Fischer as Chief People Officer.

“Our commitment to helping students find fulfilling careers in healthcare starts with the team we have assisting them on their journey,” said UMA President Tom Rametta. “By creating and fostering a dedicated, inclusive and supportive workforce, our team members are better able and empowered to support our students, graduates and healthcare partners. Misty Brown Fischer’s expertise in human resources, people and culture will continue to help set UMA apart as an award-winning workplace in which every team member can be part of a meaningful mission and find opportunities to contribute, engage and grow.”

Fischer picFischer brings more than 20 years of experience spanning human resources, employee engagement, corporate communications, advertising and public relations. Prior to joining UMA, Misty held global executive roles in the education, advertising and consulting spaces that enabled her to transform startups into award-winning cultures and foster turnaround stories for challenged companies. Her leadership efforts have resulted in “Best Places to Work” and “People First” awards, progressive workplaces, diverse employee communities, and strong alignment to organizational missions.

“UMA lives up to its belief in the ripple effect of care. The entire organization is oriented around this,” Fischer said. “When team members are supported, purpose-driven and fulfilled, they are motivated to extend that care to others — in our case, students and healthcare partners that impact communities nationwide. As Chief People Officer, I look forward to blending my progressive approach to people operations with the exceptional commitment and culture UMA has at its core.”

As an institution that understands the value of its team members, Fischer will play a vital role in UMA’s care-centered leadership; diversity, equity, and inclusion; team member engagement; and professional development.