Michelle Johnson specializes in helping hospitals and health systems keep leadership strategies aligned with their mission, vision and values. A principal in WittKieffer’s Healthcare practice, Michelle has more than 15 years of experience as a strategic advisor to the healthcare industry and is based in the Minneapolis area. She conducts senior-level executive search assignments for community-based health systems, academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, physician group practices and other healthcare organizations. Her expertise includes: organizational design, performance management, retention strategies, succession planning and governance best practices.
Prior to joining WittKieffer, Michelle was a principal with the executive workforce practice of SullivanCotter in Minneapolis. In this role, she designed leadership strategies to identify top talent, nurture executive teams and position organizations for success in complex and dynamic healthcare environments. During her time with SullivanCotter, Michelle served in multiple leadership roles, including leading a practice area focused on pediatric and academic medicine and leading the firm’s Minneapolis office. Michelle began her career with Gallagher Integrated, a national consulting firm specializing in executive compensation in the healthcare industry.
Michelle speaks at industry conferences and events and is a notable author in healthcare publications. Michelle was a featured author in the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance Monograph Series: Aligning Executive Compensation with the New Health Care Paradigm: What the Board Needs to Know. She is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and WorldatWork.