University of Michigan Health and Medical School — Chief Wellness Officer

University of Michigan Health and Medical School (Michigan Medicine) seek an inspirational, innovative, and visible leader to become its next Chief Wellness Officer (CWO). The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office was one of the first offices established at academic medical centers to address physician burnout. The CWO and their team engages with leaders, key partners, and communities across MM and the university to elevate the well-being of individuals and groups across the Medical School and health system that comprise Michigan Medicine (MM). The CWO’s purview extends across all role groups – including faculty, staff, and learners – and aligns with MM’s core values to treat everyone with dignity, kindness, and respect. Amidst a critical need to rejuvenate healthcare workers across the nation, this is an opportunity to strengthen, enrich and implement a vision for the future of wellness and well-being at MM, through system-level policy change. The CWO will elevate the visibility of the office and influence decision-making that impacts both day-to-day tasks and long-term operational activities through the lens of wellness and well-being. Leading a talented staff, the CWO will be an equitable and inclusive champion of wellness in a diverse academic medicine workplace, utilizing a profoundly communicative, data-informed, and relationship-driven approach to enhance well-being in both academia and clinical care.

Michigan Medicine’s Wellness Office was established in 2019. The CWO will amplify the office’s efforts while partnering with other groups throughout MM conducting adjacent work, such as the Office of Health Equity & Inclusion. Even as the impact of the pandemic and other challenges faced by academic medicine leave much work to be done, the next CWO will be able to build on an effective foundation and make important strides in supporting the well-being of all faculty, staff, and learners at MM and ensuring that can succeed and thrive. 

The CWO oversees the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office to advance the well-being for all faculty, staff, and learners at MM. Reporting to the Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and serving as a member of the MM leadership team, the CWO is responsible for activating a data-informed plans to improve workplace well-being, benchmarking results both internally and externally, and measuring the impact of interventions. The CWO will evaluated existing efforts and spearhead new programs, initiatives, structures, and processes to improve the wellness and well-being of all faculty, staff, and learners throughout the system.


Michigan Medicine has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

Natalie Leonhard, Partner
Tiffany Weber, Managing Associate
Gigi Mensah, Associate
Kendra Moleé, Senior Search Coordinator
Isaacson, Miller

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.