Joseph E. Fournier, JD, MHA, serves as Managing Partner and Chief People Officer for InveniasPartners and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. During a distinguished career at leading healthcare systems, Joe has focused on operating and transforming large and complex organizations with an eye toward leading transformation, developing leaders and workforce planning to provide safe, affordable, outstanding service to patients, customers and communities. Prior to becoming a nationally recognized leader in human resources, he was an accomplished attorney and U.S. Air Force officer.
Most recently, Joe served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, where he nurtured an environment where patients, families, and outstanding caregivers couldn’t imagine receiving care or working anywhere else. Joe had accountability for human resources, continuous improvement, caregiver communications, the Intermountain Leadership Healthcare Institute, LiVeWell, the Office of Physician and Advanced Practice Clinician Affairs, and Intermountain’s planning, research and transformation teams. He regularly interacted with the Board of Trustees as advisor to the executive compensation and talent and physician compensation committees.
Before joining Intermountain, Joe held senior human resources posts in academic medicine including Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the University of Michigan Health System, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Memorial Medical Group, and senior human resources officer for UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts. Earlier he held positions as in-house counsel for UMass Memorial Health Care, as general counsel for the Air Force Medical Service, one of the nation’s largest integrated healthcare delivery systems, and as a military prosecutor.
Fournier holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Worcester State University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Providence College.
A frequent commentator on issues related to education, STEM careers, and workforce readiness, Joe is active as a community volunteer serving as a Trustee of Westminster College and as an Advisory Board Member for the economic empowerment initiative within Key Bank’s Corporate and Commercial Group.