Darren is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Sanford Health, a $4 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in the Dakotas. Darren is responsible for leading Sanford’s system-wide human resource operations. Including, HR strategy, talent acquisition, talent management, learning and talent innovations, organizational development, total rewards, recognition, performance management, HR communications and project management.
Darren has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry working for highly integrated delivery systems and medical groups. Prior to joining Sanford Darren served in human resources leadership positions at SCL Health, Providence Health, and Intermountain Healthcare. Darren has developed and led human resource initiatives in highly complex, integrated health systems. Among his many responsibilities was providing strategic leadership in support of the organization’s goals and objectives through its people.
In addition to his human resource responsibilities, Darren has over 10 years of experience in organizational and leadership development. He is an expert facilitator with vast experience training leaders and executives in some of the best curriculum available from Franklin Covey, Vital Smarts, Partners in Leadership, Studer Group and Development Dimensions International (DDI). Darren is a member of the John Maxwell Team, certified as a coach, trainer and facilitator. He has used this background to design and develop organization-specific leadership development and employee experience programs, which have yielded remarkable results.
Darren earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Utah, and master’s degree in Organization Management from the University of Phoenix in Salt Lake City, Utah. Darren is an influential leader in healthcare and Human Resources, as well as within his community.