“It is rare to be part of a senior management team with such a passion to empower patients on their health care journey and an equivalent desire to support a healthy, vibrant culture. I feel privileged to work with so many extraordinary people, in an organization that is designing a new era in health care through our innovations in the field of personalized medicine. As the company continues to grow and diversify, I am excited to support our global expansion, through the attraction and development of top talent.”
Kim McEachron brings over 20 years of human resources experience, both from entrepreneurial and large company environments to the Genomic Health team. Throughout her career, Kim has focused on designing experiences and cultures to inspire individuals, teams, and organizations to reach their full potential. Since joining the company in 2012, as Chief People Officer, Kim has been responsible for the alignment of strategic, operational and organizational human resource processes to build capabilities for growth. Prior to joining the company, Kim held several leadership roles within Medtronic, Inc., a global leader in medical technologies that improves the way chronic diseases are treated. From 2010 to 2012, Kim was the Vice President of Human Resources, Engagement and Inclusion for the Medtronic Cardiac and Vascular division. In prior roles at Medtronic, Kim was responsible for the implementation of total rewards programs, diversity and inclusion strategies, talent management systems, leadership development, and executive coaching. Earlier in her career with Medtronic, Kim was Vice President of Human Resources for the CardioVascular and Neuromodulation divisions where her responsibilities included leading talent acquisition and management, organization development and learning, employee relations, and diversity. In this role, she contributed to the diversification and growth of the CardioVascular and Neuromodulation businesses by successfully integrating acquisitions and building capabilities. Kim holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Carleton College. Kim is a former Chair of the Board and a current Board Member of the Sonoma County Volunteer Center. She holds memberships in Human Resource People and Strategy (HPRS), The HR Strategy Forum, and the Association for Managers of Innovation (AMI). In 2008 and 2010, Kim was recognized for her corporate leadership in global diversity and inclusion at Medtronic, and in 2003, she received the Women in Business Award from the North Bay Business Journal.