Brendan Johnson

Brendan Johnson serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Adventist HealthCare. Since 2015 he has served within both hospital based and system level executive leadership roles. Adventist HealthCare is one of Maryland’s most comprehensive healthcare systems providing services along the entire continuum of care. 

Adventist HealthCare is comprised of three of the region’s respected acute care hospitals—Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center and Fort Washington Medical Center —as well as one of the premier facilities for inpatient rehabilitative medicine, Adventist Rehabilitation, within the national capital area. Adventist HealthCare also provides ambulatory and post-acute services through a network of physician offices, urgent care centers, imaging centers, and an award-winning home health agency. In 2020 Adventist HealthCare partnered with Howard University to manage operations at the historic Howard University Hospital located within our nation’s capital. 

During his tenure with Adventist HealthCare, Mr. Johnson and his leadership team have been credited with strengthening the organization’s commitment to employee engagement, EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) and leadership development. Within the last two years Adventist HealthCare has received national recognition from Forbes and other independent organizations as a best employer and top workplace. In 2020 Adventist HealthCare received a national site visit for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award as recognition of their efforts to achieve performance excellence. 

Prior to joining Adventist HealthCare, Brendan served nearly 10 years in progressive leadership roles within the Centura Health system based in Denver, Colorado. These ranged from leadership roles in business operations and surgical services at Porter Adventist Hospital to overseeing revenue management departments and leading the orthopedic and spine service lines at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. 

While residing in Maryland, Brendan has served on the Maryland Hospital Association Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Group and several Montgomery Moving Forward advisory groups relating to employer and workforce topics and early care and education for children. 

A native of Colorado, Brendan received his undergraduate degree from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska and his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado. 

Brendan is deeply passionate about mission-based healthcare and has been a part of multiple mission trips to Belize and Nepal. He loves his day job but enjoys his role as a husband and father even more. 

Brendan and his family reside in Montgomery Village, Maryland.