Tamara Saunaitis, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer
Tamara (Tammy) Saunaitis serves SCL Health as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer as of December 2016. She joined SCL Health in April 2014 as Vice President, Human Resource Operations. She serves as the key partner and leader of the System HR function, and is instrumental in strengthening the ties between the care site and system services HR teams, recruiting strong HR talent, and influencing the team’s commitment to improving service quality.
She has extensive HR experience from the healthcare, logistics, communications and energy industries. Previously, Tammy served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Meritor Health Services in Madison, Wisconsin, and held leadership roles at Genesys Health System (ministry of Ascension Health) in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She has a strong analytical and operations background, with significant experience in start-up and turnaround environments, Lean methodologies and culture transformation.
Tammy earned her master’s degree in human resources and marketing from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a CPA certification in Illinois.