Anita Martin, Th.D., MBA, SHRM-SCP


CHRO , Kern Health Systems

Contact Information
Business: (661) 664-5000
Cell: (661) 706-0277


Anita Martin serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Kern Health Systems. In this role, she is committed to improve employee engagement and increase retention. She has re-engineered Performance Management to optimize goal driven performance processes, developed Compensation Policies approved by KHS Board of Directors, and spearheaded the search for new HR technology resulting in a 45% reduction in HR Technology costs. She has also successfully built the Learning and Development department at Kern Health Systems from the ground up.

Dr. Martin’s extensive Human Resources knowledge spans over three decades. As an addition to Managed Care leadership, she also has knowledge of California and Federal laws, and recruiting high performing positions with retention rates over 94%. Along with Human Resources knowledge, she is a frequent speaker for Leadership, Culture and HCM adoption and has spoken at numerous conferences. She volunteers on multiple Boards within Kern County, and served on the KC-SHRM Board from 2010-2017 in numerous positions.

Dr. Martin obtained her Doctorate of Theology in Christian Counseling in 2015 from Summit Bible College, where she also earned her first of two Master’s Degrees, a Master’s of Theology in 2013. Her second Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) came from The Master’s University in 2019. Dr. Martin began her education with a BA in Organization Development from The Master’s College in 2011. In addition, Dr. Martin was certified as a Senior Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2019.