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Jennifer Gonzalez, JD

Chief Human Resources Officer

An accomplished attorney specializing in employment law who is responsible for defining, developing and implementing strategic human resource initiatives and functions that support UM Health-West’s strategic objectives. Oversees human resources/employee health team for a workforce of more than 3,000 employees across all University of Michigan Health-West locations. Before joining the HR team, served as UM Health-West’s Associate General Counsel, where she provided legal and strategic advice relating to employment and benefit issues, and also  served as a legal resource for the UM Health-West executive Team, Medical Education, Compliance, Risk, Patient Relations, Marketing, Privacy and Security. Prior to joining UM Health-West, provided legal advice to hospitals, health systems and other corporate clients on employment law, grievances, discrimination investigations and discipline. Trained management and human resources professionals on employment law topics, including the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Labor Standards Act. Recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014-17.