Heather Brace is the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profit health system with more than 37,000 employees. She leads and has strategic oversight for Human Resources, supporting the organization’s strategic goals and utilizing proven, sophisticated tools for job design, learning and development, leadership strategy, culture enhancement, and diversity management to maximize employee performance and the caregiver experience.

Heather is a consummate healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership and human resources experience in all areas of the field. She has fulfilled such roles as HR Executive Partner, HR Regional Director, HR Director for Homecare & Hospice, HR Manager for Intermountain Medical Center, Sr. Consultant, and Senior Recruiter. In her most recent role as HR Executive Partner, Heather was instrumental in partnering with senior leaders to re-organize 43 Intermountain functions—helping these teams move from locally-focused processes to an aligned, consistent, and collaborative approach to providing care and service to our patients, customers, and caregivers. Heather is passionate about empowering leaders and employees at every level to meet their full potential on behalf of Intermountain’s mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

In 2002 Heather led the medical volunteer program for the Salt Lake City Olympic and Paralympics Games and was responsible for recruiting and implementing the volunteers. She received both her master’s degree in Health Services Administration and Health Promotion and Education and her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Utah. Heather and her husband, Matt, are the proud parents of two boys.