Vaughn Murria, SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer
Vaughn, who was named Vice-President in 2021, oversees UHF's human resource department and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of UHF, specifically in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, talent management, organizational and performance management, change management, employee engagement, workforce well-being, coaching, training and development, benefits and compensation, and Human Resources Management Systems. The title of Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer was added to his Human Resources Director title in 2020 after he created and launched UHF’s DEI program in the spring of 2019.
Before joining UHF in 2013, Vaughn served as the Director of Human Resources and Operations at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and as Organizational Development Manager and a Human Resources Project Manager at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Vaughn earned a Master of Public Administration degree, with a customized specialization in Human Resources Management, from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Binghamton University. He also holds a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, a Human Resources Studies Certificate from Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations School, a Human Capital Strategist Certificate from the Human Capital Institute, and a Senior Certified Professional certificate from the Society of Human Resource Management.
He is member of the TIAA Healthcare Council, a diverse group of senior leaders working in partnership with TIAA executives to discuss the unique needs and challenges faced by institutions in a rapidly changing industry, as well as a New York City and National member of The Society for Human Resource Management and The Organizational Development Network. In 2022 The Council on Foundations chose Vaughn for its Career Pathways leadership development program, designed to diversify the talent pipeline for executive-level roles in philanthropy.