Andrew Ortiz
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Andy Ortiz is a talent and change management expert dedicated to building organizational strength by fostering a high-performing, talent-driven culture. He is responsible for the strategy and implementation of systemwide human resources policies and programs. As a trusted adviser to colleagues on the executive team, Ortiz is relied on to ensure that policies and programs align with Cedars-Sinai’s mission, vision and goals.

Ortiz has held leadership roles in a variety of fields, including healthcare, entertainment and financial services. Before joining Cedars-Sinai in 2016, he served as Health Net’s senior vice president and chief people officer, responsible for strategy, policy development and administration of all aspects of human resources — including compensation, benefits, performance evaluation and rewards, staffing, equal employment and diversity, leadership and talent development, organization effectiveness and change management. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of Organization Effectiveness at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group.

His community activities include serving on the board of directors of The Point Foundation and on the Southern California Advisory Board of The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Ortiz earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from California State University, Fullerton, and a master of arts degree in organizational leadership from Woodbury University. He is a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and a member of the International Coaching Federation.