InveniasPartners Names Nationally Recognized Health Care Leader, Joseph E. Fournier, as Vice Chairman and President
CHICAGO, March 28, 2019 - InveniasPartners, a leading health care executive search and talent advisory services firm, is pleased to announce that Joseph E. Fournier, JD, MHA has been elected Vice Chairman and President. He joined the firm as a Partner and Chief People Officer in 2018.
Joe is a nationally recognized, health care leader and military veteran with significant expertise operating large and complex organizations. He has deep experience leading transformation, developing leaders and guiding workforce planning to provide safe, affordable, outstanding service to patients, customers and communities. Prior to joining InveniasPartners, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Intermountain Healthcare. Before joining Intermountain, Joe held executive leadership positions at the University of Michigan Health System and UMass Memorial Health Care, respectively. During his tenure, he led both systems through significant change and transformation. Earlier in his career, he was an accomplished in-house attorney, general counsel, and US Air Force officer.
"Joe has ignited a spirit of growth at InveniasPartners,” said Curt Lucas, Managing Partner and Founding Chairman of InveniasPartners. “Our firm serves national health care clients with a relentless focus on excellence, innovation, and service. As a military veteran, Joe has reinforced our commitment to diversity and inclusion through increased engagement with executives with non-traditional backgrounds and from under-represented communities. Joe’s firm belief in servant leadership aligns neatly with the mission-based health care institutions that we serve and propels the professional development of our own team members.”
Joe Fournier commented “Health care is a people business first and foremost, so patients, caregivers and consumers are a top priority for the industry today and in the future. At InveniasPartners, we believe in the uniqueness of every human being and the power of every individual to transform the world. That means we embrace fresh ideas and ground them in practical experience. I’m delighted to be working more closely with Curt to identify and recruit top leaders for health care organizations that are rapidly evolving while delivering vital care, research and wellness programs each day.”
Reflecting on the market impact of InveniasPartners, Joe Fournier noted “Our firm’s distinctive strategy of pairing executive search expertise with proven leaders reflects the composition of our consulting team which includes partners Debra Plousha-Moore and Vic Buzachero, both highly regarded former Chief Human Resources Officers. I’m excited to lead InveniasPartners’ growth strategy as we are committed to working with our client partner organizations and high caliber individuals ready to transform health care sector.”
Joe serves on the board of Westminster College, as an advisory board member for Key Bank, Utah and as an advisory board member for emerging blockchain technology company, TrustRank.