Robert Stapel

Robert HR Director
Black River Memorial Hospital
Black River Falls 54615
(715) 284-3642


I have had the privilege to serve as the HR Director at Black River Memorial Hospital since 2016.  I have twenty-one years of civilian law enforcement experience as a municipal police officer, county sheriff’s deputy, Wisconsin State Trooper, and for the Department of Defense.  I also have an additional 6 years of military law enforcement experience where I served as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in the Military Police Corps and am a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.  In total, thirteen of those twenty-seven years were spent in law enforcement administration serving in leadership roles.  While new to healthcare, I bring a vast knowledge of strategic planning, workforce planning, performance management, and personnel management experience.  I excel in managing difficult personalities, conducting crucial conversations, employee recruitment and recognition.