Ruth Gutierrez Hafoka

Chief Human Resource Officer at Equality Health

Ruth is a business leader who advocates for talent and takes pride in her ability to translate business strategies into innovative yet pragmatic talent strategies. Throughout her career, she has successfully led significant cultural transformations that enable growth, while ensuring that personnel decisions advance an inclusive and innovative environment.

Her background spans all core disciplines of HR including international experience, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations in healthcare, financial services, and fintech. She’s led the full spectrum of HR functions spanning Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, HR Business Partners, HR Shared Services, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Communications from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. She currently serves as a Board Member and Secretary for the HR Executive Forum. She has also served on the boards of the Make a Wish Foundation MN Chapter and College Possible. In 2021, Ruth was lauded as a Notable HR Leader by the Twin Cities Business Journal.


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