84+ CHROs and chief people officers to know | 2024

Chief human resources officers and chief people officers are tasked with developing strong human capital strategies for their hospitals and health systems. 

These leaders have a wide range of responsibilities, including oversight of recruitment, retention, compensation, benefits, development and much more. As top human resources executives, their efforts are crucial in shaping workforce culture in alignment with their organization's values. 

Note: This list is not exhaustive and is not an endorsement of included leaders, organizations or healthcare providers. We compiled this list using editorial research and did not accept nominations. Leaders and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. We extend a special thank you to Rhoda Weiss for her contributions to this list. Leaders are presented in alphabetical order. 

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Lisa Abbott. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Boston Children's Hospital. Ms. Abbott serves as Boston Children's Hospital's executive vice president and CHRO. She handles all aspects of the organization's human capital strategy and human resources operations, with the ultimate goal of building Boston Children's into a top human resources enterprise. Ms. Abbott joined Boston Children's in 2023 after spending nearly seven years as senior vice president of human resources and community affairs at Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan.

Calvin Allen. Executive Vice President and CHRO for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A seasoned human resources leader with experience in the healthcare, financial and food services sectors, Mr. Allen has been executive vice president and CHRO for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since September 2018. He is passionate about strategic planning and workforce development. In his current role, he is focused on initiatives supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as workforce development that will benefit the community. 

Beth Alpers, BSN, RN. CHRO at University of Missouri Health Care (Columbia, Mo.). Ms. Alpers is a registered nurse with extensive leadership experience in designing, developing, and delivering strategic solutions that add value to communities and health systems. She is highly skilled in leadership, talent acquisition, organizational development and strategic communications. She has served as CHRO of the health system since 2020.

Julie Ann Alvarado-Dubek. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Banner Health (Phoenix, Ariz.). Ms. Alvarado-Dubek is the top people person at Banner, creating a positive and inclusive environment that encourages growth and opportunity for the 52,000-plus team members. She has over 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles across multiple HR functions, including 11 years at Banner Health. Her expertise includes organizational leadership and transformation, wellbeing strategies, and comprehensive total rewards initiatives to engage and retain employees. Before working at Banner Health, Ms. Alvarado-Dubek served as an HR executive at Fender Musical Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola.

Olesea Azevedo. Senior Vice President and CHRO at AdventHealth (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Ms. Azevedo defines, develops and implements systemwide human resources strategies for AdventHealth. She previously served as vice president of human resources for Florida Blue/GuideWell, the state's largest insurance provider. She also served as assistant vice president of HR leadership and employee communication for Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, as well as their corporate HR director.

Lilicia Bailey, PhD. Senior Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at CommonSpirit Health (Chicago). Dr. Bailey has more than 20 years of human capital leadership experience. She develops effective, sustainable and transformative human capital strategies to enable growth and invigorate efforts to solidify the ministry’s culture of engagement, innovation and accountability. Before joining the system in 2023, she served as chief people officer for Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. She has also held human resources leadership positions at Winston-Salem, N.C.-basedWake Forest Baptist Health, Belk and Cox Enterprises. 

Scott Ballard. Chief People Officer for MaineHealth (Portland). Mr. Ballard joined MaineHealth in 2021 as its chief people officer. He oversees human resources functions for the system's nearly 22,000 employees. Prior to transitioning to healthcare, Mr. Ballard served in various HR roles for Shell Oil Company. 

Jennifer Berres. Senior Vice President and CHRO for HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Berres is responsible for delivering value to patients, physicians and communities through innovative human resources strategies. She leads a team of over 1,600 HR professionals and is responsible for talent acquisition, leadership, organizational development, compensation and benefits, labor and employee engagement, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion. She first joined HCA in 1993 and has served in many different leadership roles, including vice president of HR business and president of talent management. 

Heather Brace. Chief People Officer at Intermountain Health (Salt Lake City). Ms. Brace is responsible for engagement culture for Intermountain Health’s more than 65,000 employees. She has strategic oversight for talent management and development, recruitment, human resources service delivery, total rewards, culture enhancement, learning and development, and diversity and inclusion. She first joined the system in 2000 and assumed the CPO role in 2018. She has overseen large-scale reorganizations of departments and service lines, benefit additions and transformations, and employee experience enhancement. Under her leadership, Intermountain has increased the minimum wage, expanded employee education opportunities, expanded benefits like parental leave and infertility coverage, developed a remote work strategy, strengthened partnerships with local businesses, and created programs like the Intermountain Food Box program, PTO donation and the Caregiver Assistance Fund to help employees in need. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Ms. Brace created benefits like Covid Pay to help impacted caregivers and spearheaded cross-country partnerships with healthcare systems in New York surging with Covid-19 patients. 

Rhonda Brandon. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Duke Health (Durham, N.C.). Ms. Brandon is Duke University Health System's senior vice president and CHRO. Immediately prior to assuming the role, she was senior vice president and CHRO for St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare. In her current position, she launches programs that enhance performance, cultivate a positive work environment, and position the system to meet its strategic goals. 

Michael Brown. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Houston Methodist. Mr. Brown is a human resources executive and attorney with diverse industry experience across several Fortune 250 companies. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the health system's human resources functions, which impacts 32,000 employees, 5,000 affiliated physicians and 800 faculty members. Mr. Brown previously led the human resources department at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente. 

Vicki Cansler. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Piedmont (Atlanta). Ms. Cansler has more than 40 years of experience leading human resources functions across the healthcare spectrum. She has spent more than 11 years as senior vice president and CHRO at Piedmont, which comprises 23 hospitals and more than 1,400 offices. She has used her experience and expertise to prepare, enhance and position companies for the future.

Bruce Carrier. CHRO at University of Michigan Health-West (Wyoming, Mich.). Mr. Carrier is responsible for employee relations, training, performance management, acquisitions and consolidations, change management, recruiting, benefits, disability management and implementation of human resource information systems at the university system. He directs human resource policy and practice to meet strategic goals of UM Health-West and upholds a supportive, innovative, high-performing and accountable culture. He is also tasked with ensuring that the organization’s policies comply with accrediting bodies and local, state and federal law. 

Maxine Carrington. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Ms. Carrington leads the people strategy for the 85,000-plus team member Northwell Health, with a focus on maximizing organizational effectiveness and performance. She has been with Northwell since 2008 and has served in progressively responsible leadership roles. Prior to joining Northwell, she was a manager and attorney with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations. She is also an instructor with the Center for Learning & Innovation, Northwell’s corporate university, and serves as a co-sponsor of the organization’s business employee resource groups. 

Aimee M. Claiborne, DA. CHRO for Dartmouth Health (Lebanon, N.H.). Dr. Claiborne serves as Dartmouth Health's CHRO, leading people strategies for the six-hospital, 14,000-employee system. Her current primary goals are remodeling talent retention and recruitment strategies to address the impact of the pandemic and the national workforce shortage. Dr. Claiborne has been with Dartmouth Health since 2010. 

Catherine Codispoti. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Mercy (St. Louis). Ms. Codispoti joined Mercy in December and is focused on hiring, recruiting and retaining co-workers for the health system’s multi-state region. She most recently served as chief people officer at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. She has also held a variety of financial and organizational roles at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. 

Ed Daech. CHRO for UF Health Shands (Gainesville, Fla.). Mr. Daech became CHRO for UF Health Shands in January 2023. An experienced human resources leader with a 20-year career under his belt, he oversees human resources functions, promotes growth and expansion, and unites human resources across the multihospital system. One of his primary responsibilities is garnering and retaining top talent for the UF Health Shands workforce while cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion. Mr. Daech most recently served as CHRO for Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, N.J.

Carla Dawson. Chief People Officer at Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Ms. Dawson is passionate about developing an inclusive culture that attracts, retains and inspires team members. Under her leadership, Texas Health has undergone a transformative journey, elevating the consumer experience and optimizing HR functions. Her accomplishments include designing and managing benefits offerings, modernizing HR technology solutions, spearheading business acquisitions, and leading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Arti Dhuper. CHRO at Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.). Ms. Dhuper has been with Prime Healthcare for nearly 20 years. In her current role, she oversees its human resources departments and corporate offices across the health system, which encompasses more than 45,000 employees. During her tenure, she has led HR transitions for more than 42 hospital acquisitions.

Scott Doak. CHRO at UNC Health (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Mr. Doak has been with UNC Health since September 2019, serving over 40,000 employees of the UNC Health System. He led an organizational transformation that shifted several transactional and disparate human resources organizations, functions and platforms into one high functioning human resources shared services organization. He also modernized and enhanced the system compensation program, developed and deployed a leadership architecture that supports UNC Health’s new operating  model, launched a human resources service center, deployed a business partner model, and strengthened and enhanced systemwide wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Previously, Mr. Doak was the system's senior vice president of human resources from May 2017 to September 2019. He came to UNC Health from the Cleveland Clinic, where he served for a total of five years, his last two as executive leader of human resources shared services.

Errol Douglas, PhD. Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Buffalo, N.Y.). As the top human resources executive at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Douglas is responsible for the oversight of employment functions, including benefits, development, employee relations, compensation, the employee health clinic and food services operations. He crafts and implements human resources policies alongside the executive team in accordance with the organization's pillars of clinical care, education and research. Dr. Douglas has built a deep skillset in labor management, employee relations, benefits, dispute resolution and HR administration over his 15 years spent as an executive leader in human resources management.

Terri Feely. Chief People Officer for Inova (Falls Church, Va.). Ms. Feely is chief people officer for Inova, directing and managing human resources systemwide. She has fostered her skills in human resources throughout her 30-year career, ultimately joining Inova in 2018 to create an environment of respect, engagement and achievement. Before joining the system, Ms. Feely was running her own human resources consulting firm.

Andrea Fike. Interim Chief People Officer for Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis). Ms. Fike has served as interim chief people officer for Fairview Health Services since late 2022. She has more than 20 years of executive operational and support leadership experience under her belt. Her mission at Fairview is to direct labor initiatives for the system transformation office. 

Karen Frenier, RN. Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Nurse Executive at Orlando (Fla.) Health. As senior vice president of human resources, Ms. Frenier handles all human resources functions for Orlando Health, including recruitment, compensation, education, training, engagement and more. She is also chief nurse executive for the system. She previously served in several other leadership roles at the system, such as vice president and CHRO, president of Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Fla. and of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, and vice president of operations at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. 

Joe Gage. CHRO at Bon Secours Mercy Health (Cincinnati). Mr. Gage is accountable for workforce planning, organizational design, talent, rewards, wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion for 60,000 associates at Bon Secours Mercy Health. He has more than 30 years of experience helping people and organizations reach their full potential. He previously served as CHRO for Cincinnati-based Mercy Health. Prior to joining the ministry, he was a vice president at Dallas-based Tenet and led human resources,  talent, recruiting and HR metrics for the 56 hospitals and 58,000 employees in hospital operations. He has also held roles at Levi Strauss and Delta Airlines. 

John Galley. Senior Vice President and CHRO at UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. Galley serves as chairman of the board of directors of EBenefits Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of UPMC, in addition to serving as senior vice president and CHRO at UPMC. He has experience working in the steel, retail, global technology and healthcare industries with responsibilities relating to strategic initiatives in both the corporate human resources and finance areas, including insourcing and outsourcing solutions.

Aaron Gillingham. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for WellSpan Health (York, Pa.). Mr. Gillingham became WellSpan Health's senior vice president and chief people officer in September 2023, bringing over 25 years of human resources leadership experience. In his current role, he is responsible for creating and implementing a human capital strategy that prioritizes culture. The 20,000-team member system brought Mr. Gillingham on to help strategically drive systemwide transformation.

Mel Goodrich. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sentara Health (Norfolk, Va.). Ms. Goodrich supports Sentara Health's human resources functions in both strategy and operations. In partnership with executives and stakeholders, she ensures that all human resources initiatives are true to Sentara's mission. She brings more than 30 years of human resources experience and a passion for diversity and inclusion to the role. 

John Hammond. Senior Vice President and CHRO for Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Hammond is Norton Healthcare's senior vice president and CHRO. He has been with the system for over a decade and was promoted from system director to senior vice president and CHRO in January 2023. His main priorities in this role are employee retention, talent acquisition, employee engagement, workforce development and core human resources services. 

K. Kelly Hancock. DNP, RN. Chief Caregiver Officer at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hancock is Cleveland Clinic's inaugural chief caregiver officer. She also serves as the Rich Family Chief Caregiver Chair. She is responsible for shaping the system's culture, guiding strategy and leading caregiver engagement for more than 81,000 caregivers. This entails oversight of day-to-day human resources and nursing operations. She provides leadership in employee relations, talent recruitment and retention, compensation, training and development, performance management and more. Before her promotion to her current position, Dr. Hancock spent nine years as both executive chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic and CNO for the main campus.

Sue Harris. CHRO at Beth Israel Lahey Health (Cambridge, Mass.). Ms. Harris directs the system's overall human resources strategy with a focus on building and advancing talent, culture, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. She also oversees employee relations, labor relations, health and wellness programs, total rewards, performance management and workforce planning. She has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and is dedicated to supporting the health system's workforce and advancing the next generation of talent.

Matt Hayes. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Hayes oversees human capital and services for Community Health Systems. He is responsible for talent acquisition, employee engagement, leadership and organizational development, compensation benefits, labor and employee relations, diversity, equity and inclusion. He has more than 20 years of hospital management experience, including time spent with hospitals, markets and divisions affiliated with CHS, Health Management Associates and Quorum Health Corporation.

Edmund Hodge. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Mr. Hodge is responsible for leading the national strategy to engage and serve Trinity Health team members. He joined the system in 2017 from Orlando-based AdventHealth. For six years, he served as senior executive officer and chief people officer for most of AdventHealth’s organizations in the Central Florida Division. He spent more than a decade as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Adventist HealthCare in Rockville, Md., where he provided executive leadership for a number of business units, as well as corporate administrative and shared services. He also served in several leadership roles for Huguley Memorial Medical Center (now Texas Health Huguley) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Greg Holmes. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Holmes drives national human resource strategy and operations at Kaiser. He leads talent acquisition, labor relations, career development, and equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. He reports directly to Kaiser Permanente’s chair and CEO and is a member of the CEO Executive Committee and the National Executive Team. He first joined the system in 1998 as director of executive compensation and returned in 2017 as vice president of total rewards. Most recently, Mr. Holmes led the overall strategy, development and implementation of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals’ compensation and benefits programs. He partnered closely with labor relations on national bargaining and other union negotiations for compensation and benefits matters. Prior to joining Kaiser, he spent 17 years in corporate HR. 

Dallis Howard-Crow. CHRO at UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). Ms. Howard-Crow joined UCHealth in December 2014 and is responsible for all human resources functions across the system. She has extensive experience in the healthcare field, having previously served in leadership positions including chief administrative officer and CHRO for Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare. She manages a workforce of more than 33,000 people across 14 hospitals and 200 clinic locations. 

Deloris "Dee" Hunt. CHRO at Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor). Ms. Hunt joined Michigan Medicine as CHRO in 2018, bringing more than 25 years of human resources executive experience in the healthcare industry. In her role, she provides strategic leadership and direction to all of the health system's human resources functions, including strategy, operations, organizational effectiveness, learning and development. Ms. Hunt also serves as the chair of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Service Corporation HR Committee and serves as a board member on the American Society of Employers.

Tonya Jackman Hampton, EdD. CHRO for UC San Diego Health. Dr. Jackman Hampton leads human resources for UC San Diego Health and Health Sciences' 20,000-plus team members. She is responsible for the oversight of human resources strategy for the system, as well as leadership of capital initiatives. As the top human resources executive, she collaborates with other system leaders to handle talent acquisition, human capital planning and development, HR operations and more. She has more than 30 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies in a human resources capacity. 

Corey Jackson. Senior Vice President of Human Resources at UCSF Health and CHRO at UCSF (San Francisco). Mr. Jackson is senior vice president of human resources at UCSF Health. He leads all human resources functions for UCSF Health. He brings a career background in health care, government, law, sports, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

David A. Jones. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Wellstar Health System. (Marietta, Ga.). Mr. Jones is executive vice president and CHRO for Wellstar. In this role, he has overall systemwide responsibility for establishing, enabling and maintaining organizational effectiveness and a positive employee relations environment. He is responsible for providing senior executive leadership and oversight for the delivery of HR solutions to the business, including human capital strategy, culture design and change management, team effectiveness, workforce planning, performance management planning, succession management, diversity and inclusion, and employee relations. Previously, he served as CHRO at Stanford University and Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's senior vice president of national human resources. Mr. Jones' nearly 30-year career in human resources has spanned across the healthcare, academic and corporate sectors.

Leeann Kaminsky. Senior Vice President and CHRO at WVU Medicine (Morgantown. W. Va.). As CHRO, Ms. Kaminsky manages human resources functions across 23 hospitals for more than 30,000 employees. She led the health system's integration of HR services, including standardizing and integrating all benefit plans, compensation, administration and procedures. She has served in her current role for more than seven years. 

Tammy Kenber. CHRO for UC Davis and UC Davis Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Ms. Kenber has served as CHRO for UC Davis and UC Davis Health since December 2022. She aims to improve every stage of the employee lifecycle, from the time an individual applies to the time they retire. She handles benefits, recruitment, compensation, human resources policies and more. Prior to joining UC Davis, she was associate vice chancellor for human resources at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. 

Gloria Kenny. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Montefiore Medicine (New York City).  Ms. Kenny took on her current role in 2021. She provides strategic leadership in the planning and execution of high quality, customer focused, and progressive human resources services, developing the processes and systems that attract, retain, develop and engage the best talent. She oversees HR activities across all Montefiore entities. In her more than 30 years with the organization, she has successfully led Montefiore initiatives including recruitment and staffing, diversity and inclusion, volunteer and student services, employee events and workforce programs.

Qualenta Kivett. Executive Vice President and Chief People and Talent Officer at Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. As executive vice president and chief people and talent officer, Ms. Kivett is responsible for leading Tampa General Hospital’s human resources department. She uses evidence-based strategy to empower and amplify the voices of team members to enhance engagement, grow development opportunities and harness the voice of the organization's people. Her work has been integral in Tampa General’s growth from a $1.2 billion organizational net revenue in 2017 to $2.6 billion in 2023. She was also instrumental in leading Tampa General’s recent acquisition and integration of TGH North, growing the academic health system to six hospitals and more than 150 care locations. In addition, she was a key part of a benefits program redesign that implemented mental health programs, compensation redesign and market adjustment totaling $48 million since 2022. 

Lori Knowles. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston, Texas). Since 2016, Ms. Knowles has served Memorial Hermann, where she is responsible for leading and overseeing human resources, clinical education, occupational health and chaplaincy. She is focused on creating a modern employee experience for her team to work together effectively. She has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and healthcare operations. Prior to joining Memorial Hermann, Ms. Knowles was the COO at RediClinic, a retail health company, from October 2007 to March 2011. Before that, she was vice president of human resources for RediClinic from October 2007 to October 2008. 

Mary Lacey. Senior Vice President and CHRO for Select Medical Corporation (Mechanicsburg, Pa.). Ms. Lacey became senior vice president and CHRO for Select Medical in October 2023. She has held roles of progressive responsibility at Select Medical since June 2003. Before her promotion to her current role, she was senior vice president of employment services for three years. As CHRO, she oversees human resources functions across Select Medical, which comprises over 50,000 team members. 

​​Mary Leahy. Senior Vice President and CHRO at MemorialCare (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Leahy has been MemorialCare's senior vice president and CHRO since November 2020. Prior, she spent nearly 19 years at Providence St. Joseph in Orange County, Calif. Before that, she held human resources roles at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.

Brion Lieberman. CHRO at Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Throughout his 16-plus year tenure at Geisinger, Mr. Lieberman has cultivated his human resources skills in a variety of roles. As CHRO, he fosters a people-centered culture of shared values. Under his leadership, the system was named as a "Best-in-State Employer" by Forbes in 2023. 

Amy Linsin. Executive Vice President, CHRO and Chief Diversity Officer for Prisma Health (Greenville, S.C.). Ms. Linsin serves as executive vice president, CHRO and chief diversity officer for Prisma Health. In addition, she heads the diversity and inclusion office with the Diversity Action Council.  She joined the system in 2018 to lead human resources functions and was promoted to CHRO and chief diversity officer in 2019. Prior, she served as senior regional director of human resources at Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. 

Nakesha Lopez. Executive Vice President and Chief People & Culture Officer at Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Ms. Lopez provides strategic oversight and leadership for Baylor's human resources function, including talent acquisition, rewards and benefits. She also leads strategies to build a values-driven culture. She assumed the role in 2021 after having excelled in multiple system roles, from director to vice president of human resources. Prior to joining the system, Ms. Lopez served as vice president of human resources for Barclays Capital and as assistant vice president of human resources at Lehman Brothers.

Jane Maksoud. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Ms. Maksoud is the senior vice president and CHRO for the Mount Sinai Health System. She oversees a broad array of human resources functions, including faculty and employee relations, talent acquisition, talent learning and development, compensation and benefits, workforce analytics, international personnel and recreation. She is passionate about continuously innovating talent strategies to attract, onboard, develop and retain top clinical and administrative talent in a highly competitive labor market. She has held several clinical and administrative positions in her 30-plus year tenure with the systm. Most recently, she was the vice president of human resources and labor relations at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. 

Angie Mannino. Chief People and Culture Officer for Baptist Health (Louisville, Ky.). Ms. Mannino joined Baptist Health as its chief people and culture officer in 2014. Prior, she was senior vice president for human resources at Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System. She brings over 33 years of business leadership and human resources experience to her current role, where she handles all system human resources efforts, including recruiting, development, compensation, employee experience and more. 

Adriene McCoy. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for Baptist Health South Florida (Coral Gables, Fla.). Ms. McCoy serves as senior vice president and chief people officer for Baptist Health South Florida, which comprises over 27,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians. She has oversight over all areas involving talent, including recruitment, retention, management and development, HR operations and more. Ms. McCoy has been with Baptist Health since 2007, when she joined as assistant vice president of human resources. She was promoted to CHRO in 2014. 

Linda McHugh. Executive Vice President and Chief Experience and People Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.).  Ms. McHugh is an experienced human resources executive with more than 35 years of healthcare experience. She has served in her current role since 2021, and previously served as CHRO for Cleveland Clinic. She has experience in practice management, strategic planning, hospital operations and more.

Paula Menkosky. CHRO at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn). Ms. Menkosky assumed the role of Mayo CHRO in 2022, pivoting from her position as chief administrative officer. She leads the system’s people strategy, forecasting workforce requirements of the future, advancing initiatives in organizational leadership and development, and collaborating with other Mayo Clinic leaders to maintain Mayo’s core values.

Christine Moore. Chief Administrative Officer for Allina Health (Minneapolis). Ms. Moore is tasked with guiding human resources, marketing, internal communications and public affairs for Allina Health. She implements the system's human resources and people strategies in pursuit of a strong, engaged workforce. This entails talent acquisition, workforce management, compensation and benefits, media relations and more. Ms. Moore began her career at a management consulting agency and served in executive leadership positions at Ecolab and Best Buy before joining Allina Health in 2015. 

Tracie Morris. Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Corewell Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Ms. Morris is integral in developing inspirational and innovative people strategies that propel Corewell forward to thrive in a vibrant and inclusive culture. She champions programs related to learning, development, recruitment, retention, culture and wellbeing at the system, which formed in 2022 following the merger of Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health. She has 30 years of experience leading culture transformation, human resource automation and inclusion and talent strategies. Ms. Morris previously served as senior vice president and U.S. CHRO and chief inclusion officer for BMO Financial Group, leading a human resources team dedicated to making BMO Financial a great place to work. There, she led a culture overhaul called Ambition 2025, restructured compensation and benefits plans to reduce turnover and established an inclusion strategy called Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025.

Joyce Newmyer. Chief People Officer at Adventist Health (Roseville, Calif.). Ms. Newmyer is responsible for human resource and people strategy functions, including talent acquisition, employee relations, and resident and intern programs across the Adventist Health system. Drawing on nearly 40 years of healthcare leadership experience, she oversees strategy and operations for Adventist hospitals and clinics. She previously served as the system's chief culture officer, and as president of Adventist Health Portland. 

Traci Nordberg. Senior Vice President of People Services at LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.). Ms. Nordberg joined LifePoint as its inaugural senior vice president of people services in January. In her role, she leads the organization’s people strategy and oversees all aspects of the people services function, which serves more than 50,000 employees from coast to coast. Her areas of responsibility and oversight include talent acquisition and management, organizational and people development, total rewards and employee experience. Ms. Nordberg joined Lifepoint from Mass General Brigham in Boston, where she served as senior vice president of human resources and enterprise business excellence. Prior to that, she was the CHRO for Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt Health for nearly a decade and served as vice president and CHRO at Dartmouth University earlier in her career.

Andrew Ortiz. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Cedars-Sinai Health System (Los Angeles). Mr. Ortiz is responsible for the strategy and implementation of systemwide HR policies and programs at Cedars-Sinai. He has served in his current role since 2016 and led the organization's cultural transformation in response to Covid-19, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. His areas of expertise include talent management, leadership development, succession planning and labor strategy. 

Shelley Parn. CHRO at OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Ill.). Ms. Parn oversees human resources strategy and operational excellence for OSF HealthCare, including employee relations, workforce commitment, total rewards, and HR systems. Over the last two years, she has greatly impacted the system and its 24,000 team members through the introduction of a comprehensive continuing education platform, which has already garned approximately 5,000 team member applications for a course or tuition reimbursement. Under her leadership, OSF saw a 42% increase in enrollment in nursing programs for the fall 2023 semester. In fiscal year 2023, nursing turnover stabilized, with rates below the state of Illinois's acute care turnover trends. Ms. Parn has also updated the personal appearance policy in alignment with diversity, inclusion and belonging principles and launched new programs like enhanced time-off benefits, which represented an investment of $2.6 million into the workforce. 

John Petrov. CHRO at UAB Medicine (Birmingham, Ala.). Mr. Petrov serves as UAB Medicine's CHRO, a position he assumed in January 2024. He oversees human resources functions for the $7 billion organization and its more than 37,000 employees. Most recently, he was senior vice president and CHRO for Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health. He has also held human resources leadership positions at several other healthcare systems, including Guthrie in Sayre, Pa. and CHI Saint Joseph Health in Kentucky. 

Lisa Powell. Senior Vice President and Chief Human Potential Officer at MultiCare Health System (Tacoma, Wash.). Ms. Powell became MultiCare Health System's senior vice president and chief human potential officer in September 2022. Her position supports over 20,000 employees and more than 1,800 staff providers. She has over 20 years of healthcare human resources experience, including 13 years spent at Providence Health and Services in Portland, Ore. as the vice president and CHRO for the Oregon region.

Nina Ramsey. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Henry Ford Health (Detroit). Ms. Ramsey provides strategic leadership and direction for the system’s entire human resources team with an eye toward Henry Ford’s long-term growth and viability. She also oversees major areas including HR shared services, learning and organization development, diversity and inclusion, and employee and labor relations. She has served in her current role for more than six years. 

Dawn Rorig. CHRO at Stanford (Calif.) Medicine. Ms. Rorig joined Stanford Health Care in 2018 and has transformed the system's approach to talent acquisition and onboarding, compensation and benefits, and employee and labor relations. In addition, she has effectively led the stabilization and streamlining of department operations, resulting in significant improvements in recruitment and employee retention. Before her tenure at Stanford Health Care, she spent nearly 20 years at Charles Schwab, where she held the position of senior vice president for human resources and managed 16,000 global employees. 

Tammy Saunaitis. CHRO at University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Ms. Saunaitis brought her 20-plus years of experience in healthcare human resources leadership to the University of Maryland Medical System in 2022. Upon joining the system, she launched the system's HR Transformation, which aims to designate UMMS as a top destination for talent. She handles all human resources functions, inclusive of recruitment, rewards, team member development, engagement and more. Before taking on her current role, she was CHRO for SCL Health, which is now Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.

Becky Sawyer. Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sentara Health (Norfolk, Va.). Ms. Sawyer is responsible for HR strategy and execution for more than 30,000 colleagues. She is dedicated to fostering a culture that attracts, retains and engages a diverse, talented workforce for the organization. She also serves on the boards of organizations such as the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Tracey Schiro. Executive Vice President and Chief People and Culture Officer at Ochsner Health (New Orleans). Ms. Schiro provides leadership for the human resources division, guiding areas including talent acquisition, workforce development and employee experience. She joined the organization in 2007 and previously served as the system's chief risk and human resources officer and chief administrative officer. Under her leadership, Ochsner has led in employee engagement and earned the health system a Best Place to Work recognition from Newsweek in 2023..

Carolyn Schneider. CHRO at Ardent Health (Brentwood, Tenn.). Ms. Schneider leads a team responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of Ardent's more than 23,000 employees across seven states. She previously served as CHRO at Brentwood, Tenn.-based Corizon Health. Before that, she led human resources at Capella Healthcare, headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., for more than 10 years.

Rosemary "Rose" Sheehan. Chief People Officer at Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare. Ms. Sheehan was tapped as Hartford HealthCare's chief people officer in February. In this role, she is responsible for aligning the health system's human resource goals with that of the overall system. She spent the past 25 years at Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, most recently as CHRO. 

Lisa Satteson. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Ms. Satteson manages human resources operations at Jefferson's 18 hospitals, cultivating a positive workplace culture amongst more than 42,000 colleagues. She brings expertise in employee engagement, employee relations, organizational development, performance management, development and training, and much more. She has served in her role since May 2023. 

Sarah Sherer. Senior Associate Vice President and CHRO at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Since January 2023, Ms. Sherer has served as senior associate vice president and CHRO for Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Immediately prior, she was CHRO for Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Health, Hospitals & Clinics. She has cultivated her people-centric approach over the span of 20 years in the human resources field. 

Adrienne Sims, PsyD. Senior Vice President and CHRO at IU Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Sims joined IU Health in 2022. Previously, she spent four years as vice president of human resources and talent management at OneAmerica Financial Partners. She has also held talent management roles at Dick's Sporting Goods, Elevance Health, Roche Diagnostics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Bristol Myers-Squibb.

Shaun Smith. Group Senior Vice President, Chief People and Culture Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System (New York City). Mr. Smith is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources operations, including talent acquisition, training and organizational development, compensation and benefit services, employee and labor relations, and workforce health and safety services for NewYork-Presbyterian. He first joined the system in 2012 as vice president of human resources at NYP/Weill Cornell, and as NewYork-Presbyterian evolved, he took on the responsibility for providing human resources strategic direction and oversight for the system's Regional Network Hospitals. He has over 20 years of human resources, legal and healthcare management experience, previously holding roles at New York City-based Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Janet Smith-Hill, MSN, RN. CHRO at SSM Health (St. Louis). Ms. Smith-Hill is responsible for the direction and oversight of SSM Health’s human resources teams, securing the system’s position as a top employer across its four-state network. She is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensures that SSM achieves exceptional engagement and wellbeing for all employees. She took on her current role in March 2021, after serving in that role on an interim basis beginning in August 2020. She calls upon her more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience to model values-based leadership and foster organizational health. 

Dianna Sparacino. Chief People Officer for Endeavor Health (Evanston, Ill.). Ms. Sparacino is Endeavor Health's chief people officer, taking responsibility for the overall team member experience. Her work contributes to the service provided to Endeavor's patients and communities. Prior to Endeavor Health's creation, she was vice president and CHRO for NorthShore University Health System. 

Inez Stewart. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Ms, Stewart has more than 30 years of experience in human resources management, leading a team of human resources professionals who focus on attracting, engaging, developing and retaining a capable workforce. She works collaboratively with the leadership of Johns Hopkins Medicine to create a culture of diversity and inclusion, pathways for employee development and advancement, and programs that invest in employee health and wellness. She also works with the university's human resource leaders and the health system's vice presidents of human resources to further the strategic priorities of Johns Hopkins.

Susi Takeuchi. CHRO for UCLA Health (Los Angeles). Ms. Takeuchi brings 30-plus years of human resources experience to her current role as CHRO for UCLA Health. She has held the role since 2015 and is tasked with leading all human resources functions and programs for the system. Before joining UCLA Health, she was CHRO for UC Irvine (Calif.) Health for nearly three years. 

Greg Till. Chief People Officer at Providence Health (Renton, Wash.). Mr. Till oversees all aspects of human resources, including predicting and shaping labor needs, workforce development, utilization and retention, caregiver experience and organizational culture for Providence. Previously, he held several human resources leadership roles at Raytheon Company, where he eventually served as chief talent officer. He also worked as a consultant at Arthur Andersen and an instructor at Purdue and Vincennes Universities.

Jackie Tischler. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). Ms. Tischler provides strategic and operational leadership in the development and delivery of human resources initiatives across the health system. As chief people officer, she helps create a diverse and inclusive environment supportive of BJC’s mission. She previously served as senior vice president of human resource operations at Dallas-based Baylor Scott and White Health.

Joline Treanor. System CHRO for City of Hope (Duarte, Calif.). As CHRO, Ms. Treanor is responsible for creating strategies that promote top-tier performance, ongoing improvement and employee engagement at City of Hope. In support of this goal, she drives all people and talent strategies, as well as organizational development initiatives that help acquire, support and keep talented team members. Ms. Treanor came to City of Hope from Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth, where she served as executive vice president of people and culture. She has also previously held human resources roles at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge, La. and St. Joseph Health System in Irvine, Calif. 

Lynn Turner. Senior Vice President and CHRO for Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Ms. Turner serves as senior vice president and CHRO for Lehigh Valley Health Network. Her role entails crafting and deploying human resources strategies in close partnership with the system's executive team. Ultimately, her goal is to ensure that LVHN is the top employer in the region. Her responsibilities include HR policy development, talent management, compensation, recruitment, workforce development and experience, and much more. Ms. Turner has held this position for over seven years. 

Melissa Turner. Senior Vice President and CHRO at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Ms. Turner has experience in human resources and talent acquisition across various parts of the Yale health system. She has served in her current role since 2021, and first joined Yale's Greenwich Hospital in 2007 as director of human resources. She previously served as vice president of human resources for Yale New Haven Hospital and vice president of talent acquisition for the health system. 

Herbert Vallier. Executive Vice President and CHRO at Ascension Health (St. Louis). Mr. Vallier has more than 25 years of experience in human resource management and administration. He previously served as executive vice president and CHRO for San Francisco-based Dignity Health. He was a member of Ascension's board of trustees from 2006 to 2013. He has also held leadership positions at Revlon, Harvard University, Central Massachusetts Health Care, Health America Corporation and Shell Oil Company. 

Loretta Young Walker. Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Ms. Walker oversees all human resources activities for 32,000 associates across MedStar's 10 hospitals, outpatient care locations and diversified operations. She implements HR strategies for the entire spectrum of the system, respecting both organizational growth and operational efficiencies. She has more than 30 years of experience, having previously worked in the HR departments of companies including W.W. Grainger and Turner Broadcasting System.

DeLinda Washington. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for HealthPartners (Bloomington, Minn.). Ms. Washington is senior vice president and chief people officer for HealthPartners, a role in which she directs human resources and reinforces culture organization wide. Before coming to HealthPartners, she most recently held several human resources leadership positions at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente. She has over 28 years of cumulative human resources experience. 

Kimberly Webb. Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at CHRISTUS Health (Irving, Texas). In her role, Ms. Webb partners with operational leaders and other stakeholders to align, develop, communicate and execute an efficient and effective people strategy. She has served in her current role for more than four years and has been with CHRISTUS since 2013. She previously practiced law, focusing on labor and employment litigation.

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