BJC names new chief people officer
Following an extensive national search, BJC has named Jackie Tischler to succeed John Beatty, who last year shared his plans to retire. Tischler will join BJC April 13 as senior vice president and chief people officer.
As BJC’s chief people officer, Tischler will serve as a member of the BJC executive leadership team. “An innovative and collaborative leader, she will work across BJC to foster team member excellence and stability, culture change, continuous operational improvement, and organizational integration and transformation,” says Rich Liekweg, BJC president and CEO.
Tischler will have responsibility for corporate human resources operations, talent strategies, organizational development, learning, compensation and benefits. She also will serve as the primary liaison to the compensation committee of the BJC board of directors and will lead the system-wide HR leadership team (HRLT). Stacy Arney, vice president of HR operations; Russell Hoffmann, vice president of organizational development and culture; Andrea Lampert, vice president of talent strategies; Sherry Ward, vice president of total rewards; Leroy Love, executive director of workforce management; Terrie Hart, manager of workforce diversity; and Jennifer Townley, manager of HR analytics, all will report directly to Tischler. Tischler will be supported by Pat Faser, executive assistant.
Tischler currently serves as human resource operations senior vice president at Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) in Dallas, Texas. BSWH is the largest fully integrated health care system in Texas with revenues of $10 billion, 49,000 employees, 50 hospitals, more than 800 patient care sites, a health plan covering over 230,000 members and an accountable care organization (ACO) covering 469,000 lives. In this role, Tischler oversees BSWH compensation, executive compensation, talent acquisition, benefits, HR technology, HR service center and employee health and is responsible for an HR team of 300. She has been a key leader in helping to lead and execute HR and organizational transformation at BSWH.
Prior to joining BSWH in 2015, Tischler spent two years as vice president of HR with University of Colorado Health, a $2.5 billion integrated health care system with three hospitals and 15,000 employees. Tischler has also held senior HR and transformation leadership positions at Methodist Health System in Dallas. She began her career with Ernst and Young LLP in audit.
A former certified public accountant, Tischler holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (accounting major) from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
“I am looking forward to Jackie joining us and am confident she will be an excellent addition to BJC,” Liekweg adds. “Please join me in warmly welcoming Jackie, her husband, Will, and their daughter, Sydney, a freshman at the University of Texas-Austin, to our BJC team and to the St. Louis community.”