Joseph Patrnchak is the former Chief Human Resources Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Prior to joining the Clinic, Joe served as Chief HR Officer and Senior Vice President for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Prior to joining Blue Cross Blue Shield, Joe served as Vice President of HR for Compaq Computer Corporation Global Customer Services Division and held a number of vice president positions at Digital Equipment Corporation. Joe holds an MS in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development from American University in Washington, DC, and a BA in Sociology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Kellogg School, Advanced Executive Program and a graduate of the Insead University, Fontainebleau France, International Management Program.