Gary Johnson, JD
Gary R. Johnson is the Vice President of Human Resource Operations for UW Health. He is responsible for all of UW Health's human resource operations, including recruiting and onboarding, compensation and benefits, employee relations, learning and development and staff engagement.
Gary first joined University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UWHC) in 1999, and has held a variety of leadership positions within human resources, primarily within the areas of recruitment and employee and labor relations.
Gary's professional career spans 30 years within the healthcare, legal, military and educational arenas. For 27 years, Gary served in the U.S. Navy on active and reserve duty, including tours in the Persian Gulf and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gary also practiced as an attorney for three years for firms specializing in employment and labor law; and he also served in the Peace Corps as a math and science teacher in Nepal.
Gary received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York-Albany.