Leah Pason

Chief People Officer

Years with Merakey

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."
– Jack Welch

Leah Pason has over 30 years of industry experience with more than 25 years at Merakey serving in various positions. during her tenure. She is currently the Chief People Officer leading the organization and the Human Resources team in creating a culture that positions Merakey as an Employer of Choice through the development of innovative talent acquisition strategies and initiatives that support employee development, retention, and engagement. Prior to this position, Leah was the Chief Strategy Officer, and led the strategy development and execution, innovation, business development, communications and project and policy management for the organization. Her previous positions include Executive Vice President of Corporate Administration, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Policy and Vice President of Quality Improvement.

During her tenure with Merakey, Leah has been involved in all aspects of building the organization’s strategy and managing strategy execution. She has experience in Compliance and QI program development, implementation and monitoring, as well as managing accreditation initiatives. Over the last twenty years, she has been involved in a wide variety of organizational initiatives to realize strategic and business goals, including systems implementations, leadership development, and organizational/process redesign to optimize resources and increase efficiency.

Leah holds a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University.