Shana Rhinehardt serves as Groundswell’s Human Resources Manager, applying her extensive experience to bring Groundswell’s values — of equity, respect, integrity, excellence, taking care of each other, and serving with joy — into every interaction. With more than 18 years of experience in recruitment, training and development, benefits, and HR generalist positions, Shana is committed to cultivating a healthy work environment where everyone can thrive.

Shana began her career as a Senior HR Generalist for the non-profit federal government agency Head Start Program for a number of years. Shana also has experience in other industries, including medical insurance and manufacturing, where she was the sole recruiter for companies with more than 500 employees. Shana has led a team of recruiters and onboarding specialists for a global call center. One of Shana’s greatest professional achievements was teaching at a Virginia College Satellite campus in Greensboro, North Carolina, where, she served as an adjunct instructor for a Career Development and Exploration Class for rising seniors.

Shana is passionate about serving others by working together to achieve professional and strategic goals for the customers she serves, which is the employees of Groundswell. She earned a Bachelors in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2014, she received her Master's degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resources.

Shana is a native of Newton, North Carolina. She lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, for more than 28 years before moving to Lynchburg, Virginia, last year.