Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Kirsten Leyland

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Kirsty Leyland is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Compassus. Leyland is responsible for all human resources functions, including recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, and colleague relations and development, including helping to cultivate, reinforce and evolve the Compassus culture.


Leyland has held strategic and operational leadership roles in international and domestic organizations in health care and other industry sectors, including Fortune 500 and private equity backed companies. Before Compassus she served as CHRO for ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, a private equity backed dental services organization with multi-site operations across North America. Her experience includes 15 years with Walmart, where she advanced within its People Services division to vice president, human resources, and eight years as senior director leading a global HR transformation effort for the Kellogg Company.


Leyland is a graduate of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Development Program at Harvard Business School. She holds both a postgraduate degree in Human Resources from the Leeds Business School and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Leeds Beckett University in West Yorkshire, England. She is a Certified Professional in HR, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and certified in Hogan Assessment, which evaluates characteristics colleagues need to thrive, factors that impede career success and drivers of individual engagement and core values.