Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) appoints new Chief People Officer

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Evert Hendrix, Chief People Officer(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) has announced that Evert Hendrix has joined the organization as chief people officer. CPO Hendrix has extensive senior human resources experience, as well as expertise in cross-functional process improvement. He deploys this expertise to integrate organizational change with business strategies, together with improvements and supports for employees.

HPSJ CEO Amy Shin said: “HPSJ has invested in our employee growth, to provide great local job opportunities, and being an employer of choice. Evert Hendrix has built a successful human resources career by understanding that the hiring of an employee is only the beginning. With leadership experiences focused in California health care organizations, he has deep, practical experience in melding professionals from across the spectrum of health and business-related fields into strong teams that, working together, achieve measurable results for our community’s well-being. I am very confident that Evert will further HPSJ’s mission-driven culture of serving our community’s healthcare needs ”

Several of Hendrix’s earliest senior HR positions were in major corporations. At United Parcel Service he was regional human resources manager, providing support to a multi-state service area and handling all staffing aspects for six business units. At Home Depot he was regional human resource director, supporting district stores in three western states with 4,500 employee associates in 42 stores with annual sales of $1.3 billion.

However, it was when he joined Rural Metro Corporation, with a healthcare workforce of emergency medical technicians, paramedics, fire fighters, nurses, and medical billing professionals, that he found the sector where he identified his personal, professional passion. Since 2006, he has devoted himself to the healthcare sector and likewise dedicated employees, first at Sutter Health/North Bay, as Executive Director of Human Resources; as Human Resources Leader, then Regional HR Director for Kaiser Permanente; and then as HR Vice President for California Dental Association. Prior to joining Health Plan of San Joaquin, he served as Chief Human Resource Officer and Vice President at Stanford Healthcare ValleyCare.

Hendrix holds a B.A. in business administration from Kaplan University, now part of the Purdue University System, and an M.B.A. from Evangel University (Springfield, Missouri). He and his wife, a local pediatric rheumatologist, live in Elk Grove with their three young children.

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About Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ)

HPSJ, a not-for-profit, public health plan, has been serving members and the community since 1996. Located in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley, local HPSJ is the leading Medi-Cal managed care provider, serving over 91% of Medi-Cal recipients in San Joaquin County and over 66% in Stanislaus County. HPSJ offers a broad network of providers and works closely with doctors to develop programs and services to ensure quality health care for about 335,000 members who are mostly working families and children (over half under 19 years of age), as well as seniors and disabled residents. More information about Health Plan of San Joaquin is at,  

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Posted on February 13th, 2020 and last modified on February 25th, 2020.