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Adventist Health System Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

FaithSearch Partners, the leading executive search firm focused on faith-based hospitals, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, churches and ministries, is pleased to announce its client, Adventist Health System, has selected Olesea Azevedo as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

As CHRO, Azevedo will envision, develop and implement a system-wide human resources strategy that aligns with the organization and its transformational business objectives.

“Olesea is an impressive candidate having a broad history of human resources leadership at large corporations, both inside and outside the healthcare industry,” said Ed Fry, President of FaithSearch Partners. “With her expertise, she will guide human resources strategies for Adventist Health System, ensuring it maintains an engaged workforce with a supportive environment for those employees to work, collaborate and grow.”

Azevedo most recently served as Vice President of Human Resources for Florida Blue/Guidewell in Jacksonwille, Florida. Prior to that role, she served as Assistant Vice President of HR Leadership and Employee Communication for Baptist Health South Florida in Miami, Florida. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Andrews University.

Adventist Health System, based in Altamonte Springs, Florida, is the largest Protestant healthcare system in the U.S. This $9 billion not-for-profit healthcare corporation operates and controls hospitals and nursing homes throughout the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains. It employs more than 70,000 individuals at over 40 hospitals and dozens of other facilities and locations. For more information, visit their website at

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