August 2010

Vallier to Resign from CHI

Herb Vallier, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, will resign from CHI effective October 8. He will join Catholic Healthcare West as senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Vallier joined CHI in January 2005 from Revlon, Inc., where he was executive vice president of human resources. He had been a member of the CHI Board of Stewardship Trustees from 2002 to 2004. Among his accomplishments with CHI are:

·        Implementation of an enterprise-resource planning system for human resources administration and operations.

·        Consolidation and development of a systemwide benefits program, which resulted in significant expense reduction.

·        Development of the CHI strategic talent management initiative to build a succession plan for key positions throughout the system.

·        Development of CHI Healthy Spirit, which is about helping employees to embrace wellness, to become better health care consumers and to become more informed and involved in their financial health.

·        Introduction of the Health Care Assistance Program to help ensure that employees across the system have access to health care at a reasonable cost.

·        In collaboration with Tom Kopfensteiner and the national Mission Group, created the Center for Formation and Organizational Effectiveness to form leaders in the mission, vision and core values of CHI and create a culture that translates CHI's ministry into the future.

Carol Keenan, vice president, human resources, will serve as interim senior vice president, human resources, until a permanent successor is named.