Wed, September 29, 2021
Shaun E. Smith, J.D., is Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer for New York- Presbyterian. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s people strategy and leadership of human resources operations, including talent acquisition, training and organizational development, total rewards, employee and labor relations, workforce health and safety, and diversity & inclusion. Mr. Smith joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2012 as Vice President of Human Resources, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. As NewYork- Presbyterian evolved, he took on the responsibility of providing strategic direction and oversight of human resources across NewYork-Presbyterian for NYP’s 47,000 employees who provide care at 10 hospital campuses and more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics in New York City and the surrounding communities.
Mr. Smith has over 25 years of human resources, legal, and health care management experience, including leadership roles at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York, where he served as the Chief Human Resource Officer. Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and his law degree from Pace University. He was an adjunct professor of Human Resources Management at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh. Mr. Smith is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Pace University, The Center of Community Alternatives, and The Rogosin Institute. Mr. Smith has also served on other health care industry boards, including his past role as Chair of START Treatment and Recovery Centers in New York City.
Mr. Smith’s approach to HR leadership is grounded in the firm belief that people are at the core of what makes an organization great. A truly great organization is created by highly engaged people who actively participate in a culture focused on respect and caring for one another and their community.