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Kelsi McDonald Harris

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

"The healthcare problem in this country is profound. And, being a healthcare disrupter certainly is not easy. Accolade's commitment to delivering a seamless care experience for the members we serve is a huge step in reinventing healthcare. There is no greater privilege than being at the center of solving this problem.”

Kelsi McDonald Harris oversees the employee experience for Accolade’s 2,400+ employees and fosters community, connection, and cultural alignment within the organization. She leads the company’s People & Culture business unit responsible for talent acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion, people operations, total rewards, employee development, performance management, and employee experience.

McDonald Harris joined Accolade in 2017 as a People & Culture business partner and has held numerous positions throughout the business during her tenure, including Chief of Staff to Product and Technology during three acquisitions and the company’s IPO. She most recently served as Vice President of Strategy & Planning where she led, developed and supported the execution of Accolade’s strategic initiatives.

Prior to Accolade, McDonald Harris held Human Resources roles at Target Corporation. She is part of the Women Board of Directors’ development program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business - Executive Education. McDonald Harris holds a Bachelor of Science in Global Business and a Master of Business Administration with a Leadership emphasis from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.