Michelle Johnson

Principal

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson
Principal
Minneapolis Office
Direct: 612.294.3629


Michelle Johnson is a Principal in the Executive Workforce Practice at Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. She works with hospitals and health systems nationwide to develop comprehensive executive compensation and performance management strategies.

As health care evolves and organizations face an increasingly diverse set of challenges, Michelle works closely with clients to develop strategic solutions that foster stable and high-performing executive leadership teams. With 15 years of experience in health care consulting, Michelle’s forward-thinking yet practical approach helps clients to stay ahead of the changing health care marketplace while still supporting the mission, vision, culture and values of the organization.

Michelle’s expertise includes:

  • Compensation structures
  • Organizational design
  • Performance management
  • Retention strategies
  • Succession planning
  • Governance best practices
  • Media strategies

As a board-level advisor, Michelle works with a variety of health care organizations, including community-based health systems, academic medical centers, pediatric institutions and medical groups. She also works with a number of other non-profit organizations, including hospital associations, senior services organizations and specialty health care organizations.

Michelle is a periodic guest speaker at various industry conferences and has both authored and co-authored a number of articles and thought leadership pieces. She was a featured author in the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance Monograph Series: Aligning Executive Compensation with the New Health Care Paradigm: What the Board Needs to Know.

Michelle earned a Bachelor degree in political science from The College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. She graduated summa cum laude with All College Honors. She is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and WorldatWork.

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