Joe Gage, Chief Human Resources Officer

Joe Gage

Chief Human Resources Officer


Joe Gage is the chief human resources officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the largest health systems in the U.S. and the largest not-for-profit private health system in Ireland. He is accountable for workforce planning, organizational design, talent, rewards, well-being, and diversity and inclusion for 60,000 associates across the ministry.

Gage’s career of more than 30 years is dedicated to helping people and organizations reach their full potential. Gage previously served as chief human resources officer for Mercy Health. Prior to joining the ministry, he was a vice president at Tenet and led human resources (HR), talent, recruiting and HR metrics for the 56 hospitals and 58,000 employees in hospital operations.

Earlier in his career, he negotiated national and local labor agreements for Levi Strauss & Co. At Delta Air Lines, Gage was the human resources division leader for 10,000 pilots and led the startup of Delta’s new low-cost carrier, Song Airlines. He began his career as in-house counsel for BNSF Railway handling labor and employment cases.

Gage has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Baylor School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Ohio.

His board experience includes Summa Healthcare (HR chair) and the Catholic Health Association (Member and Governance Committee).