The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has named Pierre Joanis, MBA, as its next chief human resources officer. He comes to the AAMC from Johns Hopkins University where he served as vice president for human resources. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Joanis was the first vice president for human resources at Bucknell University and previously served as executive director for human resources at Princeton University. He will join the AAMC on Oct. 16.
Joanis succeeds Yvonne Massenburg, MBA, an esteemed HR leader who served the AAMC for more than a decade until her departure in May 2023. As chief human resources officer, Joanis is responsible for designing and executing strategies that attract, develop, engage, and retain the best people needed to help the AAMC achieve its mission “to improve the health of people everywhere.”
“Pierre is a seasoned human resources leader, serving in HR leadership roles for two decades at renowned institutions of higher education,” said David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO. “He is the right leader at the right time to lead and advance the AAMC’s commitment to becoming a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and to leading and serving our colleagues throughout the academic medicine community.”
Joanis has served as a national board member to the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, and as a commissioner for the State of New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission. He holds a bachelor of arts in Labor Studies from the National Labor College, and a master of business administration from Arcadia University.