Employee Spotlight: Meet Cory


Superman doesn’t go anywhere without his cape. Cory Tavenier doesn’t go anywhere without his laptop. Both are superheroes in their own way. Both are ready when a call for help is made. Tavenier has been responding to his colleagues’ needs for nearly 25 years of working in Information Technology (IT), including the last four of his career here at Liberty HealthShare as the IT Support Team Lead.

“I really like the idea of being able to help people in a variety of circumstances,” said Tavenier. “Not just fixing their technology issues, but also having the opportunity to become friends with my colleagues. I get to know them way beyond whatever issue they are having. I like being seen as some who can rescue people.”

A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Tavenier’s engaging personality and willingness to go the extra mile to help his colleagues is one reason he was recognized as the recipient of the Liberty Award, an award which recognizes an employee who exemplifies Liberty HealthShare values through their work, in 2022.

“In my role, I have the opportunity to serve everyone from the CEO through the newest hire,” said Tavenier. “Each day is different. I like being able to problem solve to get one of my colleagues back up to speed so they can do their important work for our ministry.”

Tavenier has been married for 21 years to his wife Vicki, who he met when they worked together for Signet Jewelers – a position he held for more than 20 years.

“It was a good place to work, and my job changed enough times that I continued to feel challenged. It’s why I stayed so long.”

Tavenier’s transition to Liberty HealthShare started with a phone call from an old friend, Liberty’s Director of IT Troy Tarr.

“We grew up together,” said Tavenier. “He lived a few streets down from me so I knew he wouldn’t call me unless it was a good opportunity.”

Tavenier has two daughters, Madison, 23, and Alexis, 20.

“I’m so very proud of them,” said Tavenier. “They are strong, independent women with really bright futures ahead of them. I am eager to see how their life story will play out.”

With two grown children, Tavenier is active in his church and with local high school teams in Coventry, Ohio, where he resides.

“I enjoy working with kids,” he said. “I had the chance to coach softball when Alexis played from t-ball through high school. Now I stay active in my community by keeping stats for the high school football team. It is another way I can contribute and help people.”