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Centralization Process for Human Resources is Beginning

Dear Colleagues,

Recently we established the Johns Hopkins Health System Human Resources central office and moved the office to Eastern High School, marking the next phase of realignment for Human Resources services. We aim to more consistently serve employees across the system and are further centralizing our processes to do so. To that end, we are now setting up a corporate office, and transitioning HR functions. We recently appointed Bonnie Windsor as the vice president of human resources for The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Centralization supports our goal to realign and focus on existing critical functions, while freeing up time to concentrate on strategic issues across the system. The new corporate office is working with me in the areas of:

  • Benefits and wellness
  • Compensation  
  • Recruiting

Johns Hopkins Medicine conducted an internal search for applicants to fill the senior directors of central recruitment, compensation and benefits positions, so that no additional positions were necessary.

We are delighted to announce:

  • Michele Sedney as the new senior director of central recruitment,
  • Sharon Kemp as the new senior director for compensation, and
  • Hope Marsh as the new senior director for benefits and wellness.

Michele Sedney has a unique ability to establish teamwork, camaraderie and collaboration. She has been the director of employment services for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since December 2002. In this position, she has ensured exceptional employment practices and provided resources to meet the allied health, support services, ambulatory, technical, management and professional staffing needs of the medical center. In addition to her tremendous skill set, she has received many awards, including Non-Clinical Director of the Year in November 2011. Michele has strong communication, analytical and organizational skills, which will be an asset to the entire Johns Hopkins Health System.  

Many of you know Sharon Kemp from her role as the director of compensation for JHHS since January 2002, and I am thrilled to welcome her as the new senior director for compensation. She currently provides strategic direction and compensation expertise to management on compensation policies and employee issues in order to recruit, develop and retain the best talent. Sharon is also the president of the Maryland Healthcare Human Resources Association, vice chair of the board of the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union and a member of Maryland Healthcare Human Resources Administration. Her work ethic and attention to detail are well-aligned with this new role.

Hope Marsh, the new senior director for benefits and wellness, has been with Johns Hopkins since 2004, most recently as the Johns Hopkins Health System’s director of benefits. She currently designs short- and long-term health and welfare strategies and administers the benefit programs for employees. She is also responsible for compliance with federal and state regulations regarding our service and benefit programs. I have known Hope to be very adaptable to change and witnessed her exceptional ability to interact with employees I look forward to collaborating with her in her new leadership role.

I know Michele, Sharon and Hope will work earnestly with all of you over the next couple of years to provide our employees with the very best services. Please join me in congratulating them and offering them your full support.


Pamela Paulk
Senior Vice President for Human Resources
Johns Hopkins Medicine