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Banner Health appoints new executive vice president and chief human resources officer

Julie Ann Alvarado-Dubek to lead HR team starting February 1

PHOENIX (Feb. 1, 2022) – Today, Banner Health announced the appointment of Julie Ann Alvarado-Dubek as executive vice president and chief human resources officer, replacing Naomi Cramer who recently announced her retirement after eight years with the organization. Prior to her appointment, Alvarado-Dubek was senior vice president of total rewards & HR operations at Banner. 

“When filling this important role we knew we had to look no further than the talent already within our organization,” said Banner Health Chief Executive Officer Peter Fine. “Julie Ann’s impressive track record at Banner and diverse professional background will help us achieve our goals as our industry and workforce continue to evolve.”

In the last decade that Alvarado-Dubek has been with Banner Health, she has originated the company’s award-winning well-being program and oversaw the introduction of modern HR technology within the organization. Throughout the pandemic Alvarado-Dubek and her team have spearheaded innovative benefits offerings and compensation strategies to help Banner Health team members and their dependents.

“I’m honored and excited to begin this new chapter of my Banner journey,” said Alvarado-Dubek. “There is no denying that this is a very challenging time to work in health care human resources. For two years our industry has experienced ongoing disruptions driven by the global pandemic. I look forward to leading Banner’s efforts to become an employer of the future – supporting our current team members and growing our workforce so that we can continue to deliver on our mission of making health care easier, so life can be better.”  

Alvarado-Dubek is a member of the W.P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Council at Arizona State University, as well as a member of the Management Industry Advisory Board at Northern Arizona University and 100+ Women Who Care, Valley of the Sun Philanthropy Group. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Arizona State University, a Certificate of Global Leadership from Thunderbird School of Global Management and is completing her Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Arizona State University in 2022.

Cramer, Banner Health’s previous executive vice president and chief human resources officer, announced her retirement from the organization last month. She was recently named to Arizona Business Magazine’s 2022 list of 48 Most Intriguing Women of Arizona.

Headquartered in Arizona, with more than 52,000 employees, Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country and the largest private employer in Arizona. The system owns and operates 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, clinics, home care and hospice, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health provides care in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. Learn more about Banner Health.

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