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Kristena Lukish

Kristena Lukish

Kristena Lukish joined The Johns Hopkins Hospital in early 2017 as the vice president of human resources. She brought with her more than 27 years of experience in health care — most recently she was with the West Florida Division of the Hospital Corporation of America. There she served as the regional vice president of human resources for the health system’s 18,000 employees, 16 hospitals and 12 surgery centers.

She has an impressive record as a strategic, high-energy and empathetic leader. While at the Hospital Corporation of America, she collaborated with leaders across the system to implement a number of strategic initiatives, policies and programs. She led the acquisition of four hospitals, which included the transition of pay, recruitment and hiring practices, and policies to one system. She also initiated the annual leadership talent assessment to aid in succession planning and employee development.

Ms. Lukish distinguished herself as a strong leader while vice president of human resources at Chippenham Johnston-Willis (CJW) Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, by implementing initiatives that substantially reduced turnover and improved employee engagement and patient experience.

A native of West Virginia, she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s in industrial relations from West Virginia University. She received a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) certification in 2009.