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Adele Johnson-Kebe, MSML, PHR

Vice President Human Resources

Adele joined Dayton Children’s Hospital on August 16, 2021.  Adele is a Human Resources and Operations Management professional with a proactive leadership style, significant experience within all HR functional areas, and a passion for creating and accelerating workforce strategies that positively impact clinical excellence and advance key talent competencies. 

In her role as VPHR/CHRO, Adele serves as a strategic human resource leader and member of the Senior Leadership Team. She provides high quality service to all levels of the organization in the areas of leadership and organizational development, compensation and benefits, talent attraction, development and retention, policy development, and employee relations. In her prior role, Adele served as a System Human Resources Director and Strategic Partner-Medical Group and Physician Services with Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH). In this role, she engaged with and supported executive and operational leaders at the system level, driving HR and operational strategies into execution.  She directed and led efforts in setting HR strategy, structures and process improvements across 800 physician practices within the Medical Group service line.  Her efforts delivered critical people solutions and key system workforce results. 

Prior to her work with BSMH, Adele worked with HCA Healthcare, based in Nashville, Tennessee and served as a Regional HR Director - Physician Services Group.  In this role, Adele partnered with national, regional, and local operations management and HR leadership to implement HR initiatives.  Adele’s approachable style and servant leadership are also demonstrated by her community service work.  Adele is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and enjoys opportunities to give back via volunteer community and social service partnerships.  After living over five years in Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee for her successful career with HCA Healthcare, Adele returned to her hometown Cincinnati in 2019 with her husband and teenage son, and enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with family and friends.