Chief Human Resources Officer
Jon is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation, and operations of a comprehensive Human Resources function for the System. The System currently has over 8,000 employees and is the second largest employer in Southwest Florida.
He is responsible for strategic planning, operations, policies and procedures related to employment; human resources information systems; compensation and benefits; labor relations; talent and performance management; workforce planning; employee relations; the human resources service center; and the Flex Staffing Services. He assures compliance with all applicable labor, equal opportunity and other rules and regulations related to the workforce.
Additionally, Jon serves as liaison to three Auxiliary and volunteer organizations with more than 4,000 volunteers; has administrative responsibility for the operations of three Lee Memorial Health System Child Development Centers with more than 500 children enrolled; and is responsible for the system Health & Wellness division, Employee Health; and ARNP Clinics for both the system and outside agencies, as well as directing the health system’s Learning and Leadership Development department.
Jon joined Lee Memorial Hospital in 1972 as a management trainee and held various management and administrative positions. He was promoted to vice president of Human Resources in 1987.
With the affiliation of Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Lee Memorial Health System in 1997, he accepted the additional position of regional vice president for Support Services of both health systems. In January 1999, he was asked to assume responsibility as the system's chief human resources officer.
Jon has a master's degree in Management and Public Service from Nova Southeastern University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Jon is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives—Certified Healthcare Executive (FACHE); a member of the Voluntary Hospital Association Southeast—Human Resources Executive Council; American Society for Healthcare Human Resources; Florida Society for Healthcare Human Resources; and Society for Human Resources Management. He participates on a number of national, state and local committees and task forces related to Human Resources. Jon is an Executive Committee member and a Board of Directors member for The Foundation of Lee County Public Schools. He has received nationwide recognition as the winner of the American Business Awards (Stevie award) for Best Human Resources Executive and was named HR Executive Honor Roll award recipient by HR Executive magazine.