Andrew Ortiz
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Andy Ortiz is senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Cedars-Sinai, where he is responsible for the strategy and implementation of human resources policies and programs. His work in developing a talent-driven culture helps balance growth initiatives and operational efficiencies to ensure that Cedars-Sinai remains a world-class healthcare organization. Reporting to the CEO, Andy serves as a trusted advisor to colleagues on the executive team, ensuring that initiatives align with Cedars-Sinai’s mission, vision and goals.

In his leadership capacity at Cedars-Sinai, Andy chairs the organization’s Retirement Committee and is a member of the Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council. He supports the Board of Directors by staffing the Executive Personnel (compensation) Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee.

Andy joined Cedars-Sinai in 2016 after serving as senior vice president and chief people officer at Health Net, Inc. during its merger with Centene Corporation. At Health Net, Andy was responsible for strategy, policy development and administration of all aspects of human resources, including compensation, benefits, performance management and rewards, staffing, equal employment and diversity, leadership and talent development, organization effectiveness and change management.

Prior to rejoining Health Net, Andy was the chief human resources officer at Western Dental Services/Brident and senior vice president of organization effectiveness for Warner Bros. Entertainment Group. He has held numerous leadership roles in a variety of industries, including healthcare, entertainment, financial services and automotive.

Andy earned a Master of Arts in organizational leadership from Woodbury University and a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication from California State University, Fullerton. He is a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and a member of the International Coaching Federation. Andy proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which provides services to more LGBT people than any other organization in the world.