Elisabeth Klar, PhD

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Elisabeth Klar, PhD, serves as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Memorial Health, providing oversight for all of HR, as well as strategic initiatives and system-level HR advisory aimed at creating a great colleague experience. She works to maintain a culture centered on the Memorial values and build a strong workforce committed to delivering high-quality healthcare now and in the years to come.

Dr. Klar has over two decades of HR experience, including leadership roles at Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health and Cleveland Clinic. She earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, a master of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctor of philosophy degree in organization and management from Capella University.

Dr. Klar holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and is a Certified Professional Coach.