Reba Simmons

Chief Human Resources Officer


As Chief Human Resources Officer; Mrs. Simmons is responsible for the design and implementation of key organization effectiveness initiatives including talent management, organizational development, employee development and engagement, student training processes, and communications.

Reba T. Simmons, a seasoned Human Resources executive with more than a decade of experience in senior level HR functions, has recently been appointed Chief Human Resource Officer at INROADS, the nation’s largest non-profit source of salaried corporate internships for top diversity talent.

Simmons brings to INROADS extensive experience in compensation and benefits programs, employee relations, training/development, and staffing/recruitment. As CHRO at INROADS, Simmons will develop and execute strategies and policies regarding organizational effectiveness, employee relations, staffing, performance and talent management, professional/intern development and rewards/recognition. She will also serve as a strategic partner within the executive leadership team on organizational challenges and will ensure delivery of cost effective and creative products and services to support the accomplishments of the INROADS mission, vision, and goals. Additionally, Simmons is responsible for HR administrative systems, programs, and processes.

Prior to joining INROADS, Simmons held several significant Human Resources leadership positions, including Vice-President Human Resources for the Regional Medical Center, Director Compensation and Benefits at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and most recently, Executive Director Human Resources Management UAB Health System. In her last role as Executive Director, Human Resources Management, Simmons partnered with the senior leadership team in developing and implementing organizational strategies and programs and specifically led the implementation of an improved performance management system.

Simmons holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Masters of Arts degree from Birmingham Southern College. Simmons will reside in the Birmingham area where she will serve in her new role at INROADS.