Charles D. Johnson, Chief Mission Colleague Officer

Lakewood Ranch and Clearwater – Empath Health announces Charles D. Johnson, SPHR, SCP, has joined the not-for-profit healthcare organization as its Chief Mission Colleague Officer. In this role Johnson will be responsible for developing and executing strategies surrounding the organization’s human capital – its colleagues. This includes talent acquisition and management, succession planning, change management, compensation and benefits, training and workforce development.

Most recently he was Vice President and Chief Human  Resources Officer at Crozer Health System in Springfield, Pa. where he was responsible for the daily human resources operations, labor relations, compensation and benefits and the diversity and inclusion operations for the organization. Johnson received his Master of Public Administration in Human Resources Management from Florida International University in Miami and attended Executive Human Resources programs at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations.

Empath Health CEO Rafael J. Sciullo said, “Charles brings with him a diverse array of human resources experience that will help Empath grow our mission to redefine healthcare as we continue to develop and support our colleagues.”

“Charles oversees areas critical to the success of Empath and we look forward to his leadership in continuing to build our organization as an employer of choice,” said Jonathan Fleece, President of Empath Health.



Empath Health is the country’s largest not-for-profit health system delivering non-acute care and services through its skilled, medical and holistic programs to individuals with chronic, advanced and terminal illnesses and those experiencing grief. The Empath Health integrated network of care provides expert medical, counseling and support services including hospice; home health; palliative care; grief services; all-inclusive elder care; HIV/STI prevention services and support; primary care; physician services; and full-service pharmacy and durable medical equipment (DME). Empath Health is honored to have more than 22,000 people enrolled in our Full Life Care services in north central, west central and southwest Florida. We have nearly 90 combined years of experience serving individuals during some of their most vulnerable times. Our wide variety of community-based programs reflects our commitment to the preservation of our charitable mission.