Michelle Johnston Joins Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) announced Michelle Johnston has joined the firm as senior client partner. She specializes in healthcare and is based in Korn Ferry’s San Francisco office.

Johnston brings to the firm over 20 years of success in leadership development, organizational transformation and change management. She joins Korn Ferry from a technology startup where she was chief services officer.

Previously, she served as a vice president at DaVita, a healthcare company, where she was responsible for leadership and management training, organizational development, change management, and executive coaching globally.

She joined DaVita from a professional services firm, where she was a senior manager, focused on talent and organization strategy in the global healthcare sector. There, Johnston led complex transformation programs in both payer and provider organizations.

“Michelle is known for her ability to create tangible solutions for healthcare, health insurance, higher education and technology firms. She delivers results that bring measurable value to her clients,” said Gregory Button, president, global healthcare market, Korn Ferry. “Michelle specializes in assisting leaders to mobilize their human capital strategy to be successful in the real world. We are thrilled to have her on board.”

Johnston holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a master’s degree in human resource development from University of Southern Maine, another master’s degree in instructional design and psychology from State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and a PhD in psychology from Cornell University.