Stephanie Appel

Human Resources

As Chief HR Officer for HomeFree Pharmacy Services, Stephanie is responsible for leading the enterprise-wide Human Resources and Payroll functions including talent acquisition, employee relations, organizational development, performance management, payroll, benefits, acquisition integrations, learning and development and strategic initiatives.  Stephanie brings significant human resources expertise to the company with a background that includes 25 years of public and private sector experience in healthcare, pharmacy, public safety, public health, and hospitality.

Prior to joining HomeFree Pharmacy Services, Stephanie served as the Chief HR Officer for Schulte Hospitality and as a top Human Resources leader for BrightSpring Health Services and PharMerica.  Stephanie retired from Kentucky State Government in 2015 after holding several top key Human Resources Leadership positions throughout the state.  She is a proven leader that partners with leadership to execute growth strategies while managing the execution of both critical initiatives across a large organization.

Stephanie attended both the University of Kentucky and Midway College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  She is SHRM-SCP and IPMA-SCP certified and an active member of the local and national professional chapters.   Stephanie is a former IPMA-HR Kentucky President and IPMA-HR Southern Region President and she served on the IPMA-HR International Executive Council for 3 years. Stephanie currently lives in Louisville, KY.