Joseph E. Fournier, JD, MHA, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, is the chief steward for the people resources of Intermountain Healthcare. He's responsible for making Intermountain the place where patients, families, and outstanding caregivers cannot imagine receiving care or working anywhere else.

Before becoming a nationally recognized leader in human resources, Mr. Fournier was an accomplished attorney and Air Force officer. Most recently he held the position of chief Human Resources officer for the University of Michigan Health System. Prior to that, Mr. Fournier was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Memorial Medical Group, and Senior Human Resources officer for UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, he held positions as a military prosecutor, and in-house counsel and general counsel for the Air Force Medical Service, one of the nation’s largest integrated healthcare delivery systems.

Mr. Fournier earned 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. He also serves on the board for Empiric Health and is an active member of the Health Management Academy and member of the GE Fellows Advisory Committee and American College of Health Care Executives.