Proudly Presenting Michael Moreland
Chief Human Resources Officer, Oregon & Alaska Regions at Providence Health & Services
2012 WPU Graduate

A senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in human resources, manufacturing, and operations management, Mike Moreland Sr. currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Providence Health & Services where he provides human resources support for more than 17,500 employees and manages a portfolio of 66 cross-functional projects.

Prior to his tenure at Providence, Mike served as Human Resources Director for Bullivant Houser Bailey PC., a law firm with 375 employees and 150 lawyers and offices in four states. He managed HR functions and provided strategic business partner services to the CEO and the leadership team. Mike began his professional career at Intel, where he worked for 23 years as the Human Resources Director managing and supporting large, complex organizations with globally dispersed employees and staff.

Mike earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management of Human Resources from George Fox University and a Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from Warner Pacific. As a proud graduate of the Professional Graduate Program, Mike enthusiastically encourages colleagues and staff to enroll in the program as well.

Mike, who considers his family a “Warner Family” – his son, nephew, and niece are all recent graduates, is an active member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where he teaches Bible study classes and, along with his wife, leads the Welcome Center Ministry for the Mt. Olivet Westside service. Mike and his wife Kim are the proud parents of four children.

When asked about influences at Warner Pacific that shaped his sense of calling:
“During my time at WPU, I was surprised by my team’s receptivity to my experiences. This helped to solidify my calling as a leader. Also, some of the professors (like Dr. Ulf Spears) encouraged me to share more in class. I had been reluctant to share much for fear of sounding like a ‘know it all’. Dr. Spears assured me that others wanted to hear more from me and that it would benefit the class. Ironically, I received similar feedback from my peers at work. They too wanted me to share more of my thoughts and not hold back. These two pieces of feedback have greatly influenced a change in my leadership style and approach.”

When asked what he hopes will be the legacy of his life’s work:
“I hope to leave a legacy of commitment and faithful service to the Lord Jesus Christ that is expressed in servant leadership; of my family first as well as at church and at work.