Joseph Levy is the Senior Director of Human Resources and Chief HR Officer at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). He leads the Global HR team and organization-wide HR strategy and services, supporting more than 1,300 staff in more than 35 countries, to ensure that CHAI’s staff remain its greatest asset.
Before CHAI, Mr. Levy worked as a strategic consultant to major universities and hospitals pursuing global health programs, conducting organizational assessments and providing advice and recommendations on global operations, global safety, human resources, and risk management. In 16 years at Harvard University, he held a variety of roles, first as a traditional HR business partner, and then as a thought leader on global issues. Beginning in 2010, he led a university-wide assessment of travel safety practices, resulting in more comprehensive support for students, faculty, and staff. He then founded Global Support Services, Harvard’s global center of excellence, which grew to encompass an internal consulting unit, a 24/7 safety and emergency response team, and a back-office service provider for country offices. Through work with stakeholders across the university, he developed a customer-focused service model that continues to support hundreds of programs and thousands of travelers across Harvard’s 12 schools.
He graduated from Harvard with a degree in folklore and mythology. He is also a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).