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Your Strategic Partner in Workforce Architecture

At CB3 Connections, we empower community-based healthcare organizations to build the leadership strength and workforce capabilities they need to expand access to quality care for underserved populations. With over 25 years of healthcare HR expertise, we provide comprehensive talent solutions tailored to the unique needs of FQHCs, RHCs, CHCs, PACE programs, school-based health centers, and more.


Solving Urgent Talent Challenges in Community Health

At CB3 Connections, we deeply understand the pressing workforce issues that keep community health leaders up at night. We recognize the unique challenges you face, and our solutions are designed to address your most critical talent needs:


  • Filling leadership and provider gaps: We leverage our extensive network to quickly identify and attract experienced executives and clinicians who can drive your mission forward.

  • Our solutions reduce costly turnover and bring long-term retention to your organization. Our rigorous assessments of finalist candidates' technical skills, competencies, and cultural fit ensure that you have the right people in the right roles, driving your mission forward with stability.  

  • Closing workforce skills gaps: Through in-depth skills gap assessments, we pinpoint where your team needs upskilling or reskilling to meet evolving care delivery and population health needs.

  • Strengthening succession planning: We help you proactively identify and develop rising leaders to ensure smooth transitions and continuity of your community health mission.

  • Building diverse, inclusive teams: Our talent strategies are designed to help you build a workforce that reflects the communities you serve, from frontline staff to the C-suite.

Trusted Partners in Your Mission

We know that community health organizations need more than just a recruiter—they need a strategic thought partner who deeply understands their challenges and aspirations. We take a collaborative, consultative approach to every client engagement. 


Our team works closely with you to understand your unique context, culture, and goals. We then craft customized talent acquisition and workforce architecture strategies aligned to your definition of success. Whether you're facing an urgent vacancy, looking to optimize team structures and skills mix, or planning for long-term leadership continuity, we're here to help.


Empowering You to Advance Health Equity

At CB3 Connections, everything we do serves your mission to expand access to quality care and improve health outcomes for underserved communities. We believe that building diverse, skilled, and passionate teams is the foundation for advancing health equity.


Our talent solutions are designed to empower your organization with the human capital you need to innovate, grow, and deliver on your community health promises. From securing visionary executives to designing workforce structures and succession plans, we help you build sustainable organizations equipped to meet the evolving needs of your communities.


Partner with CB3 Connections

Ready to take your community health workforce to the next level? Partner with CB3 Connections for strategic talent solutions tailored to your mission and impact. Contact us today to start building a stronger, more sustainable organization prepared to transform your community's health. 




Cerissa "Cece" Burden: Driving Healthcare Transformation Through Strategic Leadership

Cerissa "Cece" Burden, Founder of CB3 Connections, LLC, is a seasoned HR Leader with over 25 years of experience driving workforce transformation and organizational excellence. With a diverse background spanning pharmaceuticals, senior living, behavioral health, military and veterans healthcare, and facility auditing, Cece brings a unique perspective and deep industry knowledge to help organizations build high-performing teams and navigate complex challenges.


Proven Track Record of Talent Leadership and Impact

Throughout her career, Cece has held key HR leadership roles and delivered measurable results for healthcare organizations, including:


  • As HR Director for a senior living organization, Cece implemented strategic workforce planning initiatives that reduced turnover by 25% and improved employee engagement scores by 30%.

  • As HR Leader for a pharmaceutical company, Cece led a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy that successfully filled critical roles in R&D, trials, and commercial operations. This enabled the company to bring innovative therapies to market faster.

  • As Sr. HR Advisor for the Veterans Health Administration, Cece played an instrumental role in the organizational and job design for the $16 billion Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) project, ensuring the right talent and structures were in place to support this congressionally mandated initiative

  • Cece's workforce optimization efforts for the Department of Defense hospitals resulted in a 20% increase in provider productivity and a 15% reduction in time-to-fill for critical clinical roles.

  • In her work with behavioral health services for the state of Georgia, Cece designed and implemented a comprehensive training and development program that upskilled over 500 employees and improved patient outcomes by 15%

Empowering Community Health Organizations to Succeed

At CB3 Connections, Cece brings her extensive healthcare HR expertise and results-driven approach to help community health organizations build the strong, sustainable teams they need to provide high-quality, accessible care to underserved populations.


By partnering with Cece and her team, FQHCs, RHCs, CHCs, PACE programs, and other community-based healthcare providers gain access to a wealth of knowledge and proven strategies for:


- Attracting and retaining top leadership and clinical talent

- Designing effective organizational structures and workforce plans

- Upskilling and reskilling staff to meet evolving care delivery needs

- Building diverse, inclusive teams that reflect the communities they serve

- Developing robust succession plans to ensure long-term mission continuity


With Cece as their strategic HR partner, community health organizations can overcome their most pressing talent challenges and drive transformative results for their populations.


Connect with a Trusted Healthcare Talent Advisor

Ready to take your healthcare organization's workforce to the next level? Connect with Cece Burden on LinkedIn or contact CB3 Connections to learn how her and her team's deep industry expertise and proven track record of success can help you achieve your talent goals and drive your mission forward. With Cece as your trusted advisor, you'll gain the insights and strategies you need to build a high-performing, resilient organization prepared to meet the evolving needs of your community.

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