Chris Cowan, MEd, FABC

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Chris Cowan, MEd, FABC

Chris Cowan, MEd, FABC

Chief Human Resources Officer

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Human Resources


  • MEd, Instructional Systems Design, Penn State Great Valley
  • BS, Marketing, Penn State University

Chris Cowan, MEd, FABC

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris Cowan, MEd, FABC, is the chief human resources officer at ChristianaCare.

He is recognized among the 100 global leaders named to the Top People Leaders and CHROs of 2023 list by Mogul, a diversity recruitment platform that helps companies attract, support and advance diverse talent. The list highlights leaders who are making a difference and championing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in their workplace.

Cowan has overseen successful efforts to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups who are hired as organizational leaders and attending physicians. The organization also has revised diversity management policies and increased opportunities for mentorship and leadership development — such as the LeadershipDNA program — to help employees continuously improve. These activities build on ChristianaCare’s commitment to being an anti-racist organization and advancing health equity in all communities it serves.


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Media Appearances

Forbes Ranks ChristianaCare as the No. 1 Health Care Employer for Veterans in the United States

2023-11-15 , ChristianaCare News
“Veterans answer a calling in their life to serve our nation, and we are deeply appreciative that so many of them during the second half of their career choose to serve others by working at ChristianaCare,” said Christopher Cowan, MEd, FABC, chief human resources officer at ChristianaCare.

Delaware hospitals are enticing nurses with luxury vacations and $25k. Will it get them to stay?

2022-02-10 , The News Journal
Chris Cowan, senior vice president of human resources, confirmed in a statement that the health system began to offer a “retention bonus to stabilize specific positions in which turnover and recruitment are especially challenging, as health care organizations compete for hard-to-fill positions.”
Selected Honors and Awards
  • Top People Leaders and CHROs, Mogul, 2023
  • Academy GE Fellowship Program of the Health Management Academy, 2019