Natale Ponticello, Jr.
Vice President, Human Resources
Natale Ponticello, Jr., joined Children’s Hospital Central California in January 2013 as vice president, human resources. He is responsible for leading the strategies and initiatives for compensation, benefits, recruitment, organizational development, workforce planning, HR information management, employee relations, learning and development, employee health services, and volunteer services. His focus is on ensuring Children’s remains strong as an attractive place to work and has exceptional talent and leadership for the future.
Nat brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning and human resource management. He came to Children’s from The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., where he worked for 16 years, the last four of which he served as vice president, human resources. Prior to that, he held the positions of director, human resources, and education and training department manager.
In addition, Nat spent 20 years in the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of chief master sergeant and oversaw various functions within human resources.
Nat holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Bellevue University in Omaha, Neb. He also received an associates in applied sciences degree in resource management from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company (FABC), and a member of the World Research Group advisory board and presenter for the “Achieving ROI for Wellness” series.
Nat and his wife have five grown children. They are pleased to be part of Children’s Hospital and the greater community, and enjoy being close to other family in California.