Henry Ford Welcomes Three New Senior Executives

June 26, 2017



Detroit June 26, 2017 – Henry Ford Health System president and CEO, Wright Lassiter, III, has announced three new senior leaders. All are joining the health system in June 2017.

Seth Frazier
Seth Frazier assumes the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, where he will be responsible for overall system strategic planning and direction. His areas will include marketing, performance analytics and improvement, government relations, and Henry Ford Innovations. He will also work closely with the clinical staff as well as physician and administrative leaders to navigate the changing marketplace.

Most recently, Frazier was the Chief Transformation Officer for Evolent Health in Arlington, VA, where he led large-scale client population health strategies, market assessments and value-based payment development. Frazier has also worked for Geisinger Health System and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He received his master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as a Kaiser Fellow. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Haverford College. 


Michelle Johnson Tidjani
Michelle Johnson Tidjani, Esq., is Henry Ford Health System’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, also a newly created role. Tidjani will provide executive leadership for Henry Ford’s entire legal team, but, will also provide strategic and operational perspective for offices including business integrity and tax, privacy and security, governance, and risk finance and insurance.

Tidjani comes to Henry Ford from the Cleveland Clinic, where she served as Deputy Chief Legal Officer, and led the health system’s legal team through such initiatives as physician and hospital alignment, telemedicine, reimbursement, affiliations and acquisitions, and governance. Prior to Cleveland Clinic, Tidjani worked for Tenet Healthcare’s Managed Care and Litigation Practice Group. Tidjani earned her juris doctor from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.


Nina Ramsey
Nina Ramsey joins Henry Ford as the system’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Ramsey will provide strategic leadership and direction for the system’s entire human resources team with an eye toward Henry Ford’s long-term growth and viability. Ramsey will also oversee major areas including HR shared services, talent selection, learning and organization development, diversity and inclusion, employee and labor relations, employee health, safety, and wellness, total rewards, central credentialing and security.

Ramsey was most recently the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President for Global Human Resources for Kelly Services, Inc., where she was instrumental in establishing a performance-driven culture through the development of new metrics, and aligning those metrics with reporting, analytics, and performance improvement planning. During her tenure, Ramsey helped Kelly earn multiple national rankings including: CEO Magazine’s “Best Company for Leaders,” Detroit Free Press’ “Top Workplaces in Michigan,” and multiple national diversity recognitions, including DiversityInc. and McKinsey.  Ramsey has a master’s degree in education in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in human resources development from Oakland University.




Brenda D. Craig

Director, Media Relations

Henry Ford Health System
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