Jason Hernández, EdD, MBA – Chief Human Resources Officer

Expertise in:
  • Human Resources Strategies
  • Leadership and Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Jason Hernandez, CHRO

Dr. Jason Hernández is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Centerstone, a nonprofit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Hernández leads all human resources efforts across Centerstone’s multi-state footprint. His teams include Centerstone staff members working in talent acquisition and onboarding, learning and development, employee benefits, and employee support and engagement efforts.

Hernández has more than 20 years’ experience in the human resources profession and prior to joining Centerstone was the Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx Freight in Memphis, Tennessee. There he was responsible for all aspects of the multi-billion dollar company’s human resources operations, including creating and delivering business-focused human resources strategies and implementing change management protocols and methodologies.

Hernández is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and honorably served our nation from 1988 to 1993.  He’s also served on numerous Boards of Directors, including those at Latino Memphis, MPact Memphis, Pi Kappa Alpha, Chapman University Alumni Association, and Porter-Leath Children’s Center.

Hernández graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor’s degree in social science & biology and from Union University with a master’s degree in business administration. He earned his doctorate degree in education – organizational leadership at Vanderbilt University.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • The Association for Talent Development (ATD)

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