Paula Rossi

Paula Rossi

Vice President of Human Resources, Credentialing and Compliance, Coastal Medical

Paula Rossi is vice president of human resources, credentialing and compliance at Coastal Medical. Rossi joined Coastal Medical after 17 years as the director of human resource development for the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  

Rossi attended the University of Rhode Island. Her graduate education is in public administration and human resources and labor relations. She is a certified “Crucial Conversations” trainer, a Gallup-trained Clifton Strength Finder Coach, a certified Myers Briggs trainer; has completed 30 hours of Strategic Planning training with Cambridge Associates; and most recently became a Lifespan Culture Coach.

Rossi has led Coastal’s human resources, credentialing and compliance efforts during a time of growth and change at Coastal. She has been involved in Coastal Medical Leadership Academies and has trained more than 200 employees in “Crucial Conversations” skills. She was recognized in 2012 by Coastal with an Excellence in Leadership Award.  

Rossi is passionate about fostering a culture of equity, inclusion, and excellence at Coastal.