“Queenie – I am so excited to hear about your new consulting company, QCP Consulting. I had the honor of working with you as a vendor/health insurance consultant at Sibley Hospital for the last 15 years or so.
I can tell you that working with you was a pleasure for many reasons. You are just a wonderful human being and because of your incredible experience and knowledge of medical plans, pricing, what goes into designing plans for your associates, and overall knowledge of the human resource area, it made our job extraordinarily fun and interesting. Every day we were challenged to do the best possible job for you and the associates at Sibley.
Anyone would be lucky for you to help them with their human resource needs in every area.
I am looking forward to working together with you for the next 20 years!"
Alan Meltzer, CEO and Founder | The Meltzer Group
“I have known and worked with Queenie C. Plater for 31 years. As President/CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC, I observed Queenie’s successful progression through a series of positions in Human Resources. These positions included Employment Assistant, Recruiter, Employment Coordinator, and Manager of Benefits & Employee Relations. Queenie’s record of achievement was so impressive that in 2005 I promoted her to the position of Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Queenie was experienced, knowledgeable, highly respected, and extraordinarily successful as the Vice President of Human Resources. She developed a strong team and implemented policies/procedures so effectively that Human Resources became one of the strongest divisions in the entire hospital.
In 2013 Queenie accompanied me on a mission trip to Eswatini, Africa. Working with African nationals, Queenie provided oversight, advice, and assistance in the establishment of the first department of Human Resources at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Eswatini. The leaders of the hospital expressed sincere gratitude to Queenie and awarded her honorary status as a member of their executive team.
Following the integration of Sibley Memorial Hospital into the Johns Hopkins Health System, Queenie was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources for the Community Hospital Division and then the National Capital Region.
Queenie Plater is an expert in all facets of Human Resources. I am pleased to recommend Queenie Plater with the highest possible commendation to any organization in need of assistance in the field of Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, and Talent Management. It has been my personal experience that Queenie will meet and exceed any and all expectations.”
Robert L. Sloan, President, and CEO | Joey’s Foundation
“I am pleased to write on behalf of Queenie Plater. Queenie and I worked successfully together at Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) for over a decade.
I first met Queenie Plater when Sibley Memorial Hospital merged into JHM. At that time, I was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for JHM and she was the CHRO for Sibley. Acquisitions are difficult and defensive times for many leaders, but I found Queenie to be very open and cooperative. She made decisions from the viewpoint of the employees and how she could help them through the transition rather than how if affected her personally. The merger was completed smoothly in 2011 and I credit Queenie with much of that success.
We then embarked on a centralization of certain Human Resource (HR) functions. Again, Queenie worked with the HR leaders from our five other hospitals and four ancillary organizations to create the most effective structure for HR services. Again, I was impressed that Queenie always focused on our employees’ needs first.
As a part of the reorganization, we developed a Vice President of HR for our three DC area hospitals. There was no doubt that Queenie was the right person for that role. After years of leadership at Sibley, in 2014 she expanded her scope to cover the HR operations of two additional hospitals.
In 2015, I became President of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. I knew that Queenie was teaching at Georgetown University and asked her if she would like to co-teach with me in the Master of Public Health program at Johns Hopkins University. This selfishly allowed me to maintain a professional relationship with her after I left HR. It has been one of my great joys to teach with her for the last six years and to continue that effort together.
Over the years, I have described Queenie as the perfect HR leader, but she is much more than that. Queenie was always the conscience of whatever organization she represented. She has the ability to speak truth to power – she does it privately, fearlessly, and effectively. She is first and foremost, an advocate for employees, but I have seen her deal firmly, yet compassionately, with employees who act inappropriately. I have the highest regard for her, and I know she will be successful in whatever she does.”
Pamela D. Paulk, MSW, MBA Former President | Johns Hopkins Medicine International
“Throughout her tenure as the leader of the DC Hospital Association’s Human Resource Committee, Queenie Plater demonstrated her passion and knowledge of the subject and is a recognized leader in the industry. Ms. Plater’s understanding of the human resource needs of an organization ranges from complying with regulations and requirements to best practices in recruitment and retention. As a valued member of the Association, she never hesitated to help support our goals and needs. We know that dedication is a quality she brings to her work on a daily basis.”
District of Columbia Hospital Association