CHESTERTOWN — Shore Regional Health has announced the appointment of Daniel Lessard, of Chestertown, to director of human resources according to Susan Coe, vice president of human resources for the five-county health care network.

A news release states that Lessard joined Shore Regional Health after four years with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, most recently as director of human resources. He has extensive experience in administration, training, recruitment, staffing and coordination of personnel, programs and services, the release states.

In addition to his undergraduate degree from Richard Stockton University of New Jersey, he has a master’s degree in psychology from Washington College.

Past experience includes 10 years as an education program specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education and four years as coordinator of human resources for Kent County Public Schools.

Lessard’s private-sector experience includes seven years in human resources, training and education with Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. in Chestertown and its parent company, DVCC Inc., where he served as corporate training director and HR specialist for its operations in 12 states and Canada.

He also has extensive high school and college teaching experience in social studies, history, government, psychology, machine shop and industrial psychology.

Lessard has lived in the Chestertown area in Queen Anne’s County for the past 27 years with his wife Kimberly and daughters Devin and Kelsey.

“We are delighted to have someone with strong connections to the communities we serve as well as such depth in the human resources field joining our HR team,” Coe said in the release.

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