Ken McCollum is the former Vice President, Human Resources for NorthBay Healthcare, an independent, privately held, not-for–profit acute care hospital system based in Fairfield, California. During his tenure at NorthBay, Ken initiated and led numerous very successful HR technology modernization projects, including a comprehensive system-wide state-of-the art talent management system.
Ken has more than 40 years of management and executive leadership experience in human resource program development and administration, human resource systems consulting, and talent management. Ken is passionate about bringing cutting edge technology to bear to help organizations meet their existing and future workforce needs. Ken is also a strong proponent of lean management.
Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside, and attended graduate school in Public Administration at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
He is currently a member of ASHHRA and SHRM and has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous other professional and community groups over the course of his career. He has been very engaged over the years in human resources professional development program and activities. Most recently, Ken was a member of the California Hospital Association’s, statewide Human Resources Committee, a group of senior HR leaders serving as advisors to the association on HR matters.