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Jennifer Burkhardt Named OMC's New Chief Human Resources Officer

January 18, 2018 -
PORT ANGELES – Jennifer Burkhardt has been named Olympic Medical Center’s new Chief Human Resources Officer. She replaces Richard Newman, who retired January 9 after 17 years as CHRO. 

Burkhardt is already an executive at Olympic Medical Center, serving as general counsel for the organization. She will continue to oversee legal matters, contracts and employee relations, and will now fully oversee all HR functions, as well as risk management, nutrition services, environmental services, security, and marketing and communications.

"Jennifer joined OMC as general counsel and our employee relations lead and has grown tremendously in the role,” says Eric Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Olympic Medical. "Jennifer has played an important part in our legislative advocacy efforts at the state and federal level, in strategic planning, employee engagement, and many other areas. She will continue to be an asset to OMC in this role.”

Burkhardt earned her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. She previously worked for Providence, her role covering Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Originally from Port Angeles, she and her family sought to return home, landing her at OMC in August of 2013. She also worked for Group Health (now Kaiser Permanente). 

"I am pleased I had an opportunity to work with Rich for nearly five years here at OMC and I will miss him,” says Burkhardt. "I look forward to stepping into the role of CHRO and continuing the work he started so many years ago” 

In her first year as CHRO, she will continue work that has begun on workforce development initiatives, employee engagement and modernizing HR processes. 

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