Kety Duron joins City of Hope as chief human resources and diversity officer

June 21, 2016

City of Hope
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DUARTE, Calif. — Accomplished human resources executive Kety Duron has joined City of Hope as chief human resources and diversity officer. Duron will provide executive and strategic oversight for all of City of Hope’s human resources initiatives. She is a member of the Executive Team and reports to Robert W. Stone, president and chief executive officer.

“Kety is a seasoned human resources executive and is skilled in leading high-performing teams in academic medical environments,” said Stone. “She also has deep expertise in successfully supporting organizations experiencing growth and transformation. We are looking forward to Kety’s ability to engage and empower people to work across boundaries in support of our mission, vision and values.”

Most recently, Duron was vice president of human resources at Stanford Health Care where she transformed the department into a customer-focused, proactive thought-partner. Prior to her work at Stanford Health Care, she served in a variety of human resources leadership roles at UCLA Health for more than 25 years.

At City of Hope, Duron will be responsible for all areas of human resources, including compensation, benefits, employee/labor relations, organizational design, development and effectiveness, succession planning and leadership development, training and development, talent acquisition and selection, workforce planning, performance management and diversity.

“City of Hope is truly a special place where compassionate care works hand-in-glove with groundbreaking scientific research to save lives,” Duron said. “It’s a privilege to join such a remarkable organization as it enters an exciting time of growth.”

Duron has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.


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