Following an extensive nationwide search, Susi J. Takeuchi has been appointed as chief human resource and organization development officer for UCLA Health Sciences, effective Oct.19.

Takeuchi will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating human resource management initiatives and programs across UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine. She will assume a lead role and collaborate with others to ensure that programs are well-integrated with overall UCLA Health and School of Medicine strategy and business plans.

Takeuchi is currently chief human resources officer at UC Irvine Medical Center, where she was instrumental in envisioning and implementing a strategic plan for human resources aligned with organizational goals. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in human resources and a proven track record for excellence. Before joining UC Irvine, she held key positions at the Capital Group Companies Global and the Southern California Edison Company.

Takeuchi received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CSU Fullerton and a master’s degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.