Bernadette Channer, Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer, leads the strategic development and implementation of global human resources, field operations, security and travel management functions at Jhpiego. As a member of the senior management team, she exercises a prominent role in influencing organizational objectives, strategy and operations with respect to the utilization of human resources for Jhpiego’s headquarters and more than 30 country offices.
Originally from South Africa, Ms. Channer has over 24 years of global human resource experience, of which more than 20 have been in a management and leadership capacity, bringing extensive experience implementing proven solutions in employee recruitment and retention, talent development, mediation, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, policy development and legal compliance. She has also lead human resource teams in Latin America, West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining Jhpiego, Ms. Channer led human resource offices at numerous international organizations, including serving as Chief Human Resources Officer and Global Human Resources Director for IntraHealth. There, she spearheaded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce that activated positive change within the organization. Other international organizations where she has worked include Management Sciences for Health, DAI and ECI Africa. Her background is in education and training, and she obtained her EDTP degree from City & Guilds of London. Ms. Channer was a 2012 finalist for the Human Resources Leadership for Greater Washington Awards for her leadership in corporate social responsibility and her contribution to ethical behavior and practices.