Carol Whittington serves as the Senior Vice President of the Ascension Leader Institute, including the Ascension Leadership Academy. She joined Sacred Heart Health System, a health ministry of Ascension located in Pensacola, Florida, in 1992. Since then, she has held many progressive Human Resource leadership positions, leading to her appointment in 2005 as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Sacred Heart. In 2011 her role was expanded to include Providence Health System in Mobile, Alabama. Carol transitioned from the CHRO role for the Gulf Coast Ministry Market in 2015 to establish and operate the programs which comprise the Ascension Leader Institute.