Jovita Thomas-Williams is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) in Boston, MA. Massachusetts General Hospital is a member of the Mass General Brigham HealthCare System, an 80,000 employee, $13.5 billion integrated not-for-profit academic health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. She joined MGH from Yale New Haven Hospital, in New Haven, CT, where she served as the Vice President of Human Resources. Her HR leadership experience spans decades and a variety of industries – including healthcare, higher education, consumer products, manufacturing, hospitality & entertainment, and management consulting – across North and South America and Europe.
As a senior HR executive, Jovita is widely known for successfully balancing the strategic needs of prestigious Fortune 100 employers and academic medical centers while remaining a strong advocate for employees and fostering workplace environments where employees feel valued, supported, and, most of all, heard. She was recognized among the 2021 most impactful Black Women in Boston.
A native of Detroit, MI, Jovita holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee Institute and earned both her MBA and MILR (Master in Industrial & Labor Relations) at Cornell University (first in university history). Additionally, she is the recipient of both the SPHR and GPHR professional certifications. Jovita takes great pride in her career accomplishments but considers her most cherished role as that of mother to her beloved son — the center of her universe.