Author - Daniel Gandarilla

Daniel Gandarilla, M.B.A., M.Ed., FABC, serves as vice president and chief learning officer (CLO) for Texas Health Resources. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategic oversight of leadership and management development initiatives, clinical and business education programs, and other education and training initiatives provided by Texas Health Resources University (THRU). Daniel originally joined THRU in 2012 as the manager of strategic organizational development and was promoted to director of talent and team development later that year. He has been engaged in multiple strategic projects such as leading the Education Advancement Program, a set of initiatives aimed at increasing quality and access while decreasing duplication and variation of education content and processes throughout the system. Through this effort Daniel has centralized the instructional design, learning management system, and clinical education functions. He is on track to both improve efficiencies and quality while reducing costs by nearly $3.0 million dollars over two years. Providing leadership and integrating processes, he has helped grow the Texas Health Leadership Continuity and Growth Program, served on the High Reliability Education Implementation Committee, helped design and implement the Physician’s Lead! Program, a leadership development program for employed and affiliated physicians. He has also led an effort to create a new online career development portal for employees which allows for 24/7 access to tool and resources for all staff. His 15 years of experience includes learning management, instructional design and leadership development with organizations such as the American Red Cross, Procter & Gamble and multiple school districts. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in education from Stanford University, a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University (TCU) and currently has all but his dissertation to complete his doctorate in educational leadership from TCU. Daniel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. In addition, he has served on the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (ISD) Leadership Academy, and Arlington ISD and Arlington Chamber’s Champion Education Committee. When not working, Daniel enjoys three things; quality time with his wife Juliana, and daughter Zayla; watching sports; and completing his taxes.


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