Barb Astler, Vice President of Human Resources, joined MedData in 2011 in an effort to build a strong Human Resources function, assure policy, practices and compliance and to foster a highly productive, winning culture. In addition to leading the HR Team, she leads all HR and Culture related merger, acquisition, and integration activities for MedData. Her successes to date include two successful acquisitions and integrations, automation and improved HR efficiencies, decrease in voluntary turnover, and development of a strong recruitment brand. Astler’s contributions have been focused on developing Employer Best Practices and High Performance Cultures amidst great change. Her HR Programs have attained National Recognition for Employer Best Practices, Work-life Initiatives and Training and Development programs. Barb also possesses significant experience leading HR activities for mergers, acquisitions, and IPO. She has presented as faculty in conjunction with Working Mother Magazine and their local efforts to promote work-life, diversity and best practices among Employers and is adjunct faculty for IQPC as an expert on Career-Pathing, Succession Planning and HR Metrics. Astler holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University (Davie, Florida) with a specialization in Organizational Development.