Daniel Gandarilla, M.B.A., M.Ed., FABC, serves as vice president and chief learning officer (CLO) for Texas Health Resources. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategic oversight of leadership and management development initiatives, clinical and business education programs, academic partnerships, physician leadership development, continuing medical education, and the medical libraries.
Daniel originally joined THRU in 2012 as the manager of strategic organizational development and was promoted to director of talent and team development later that year. He has been engaged in multiple strategic projects such as launching the Enterprise Change Management approach, High Reliability Implementation Team, and leading the Education Advancement Program, a set of initiatives aimed at increasing quality and access while decreasing duplication and variation of education content and processes throughout the system. He also co-designed and supported implementation of the Physician’s Lead! program, a best in class leadership development program for employed and affiliated physicians. He has also led an effort to bring technology into the workplace by overseeing the rollout of RQI and creating self-serve models for other development opportunities such as online career development, and leadership development. Most recently, he has been focused on improving the learning experience by decreasing the amount of time and energy dedicated to required learning.
Daniel has more than 15 years of experience in learning and education and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in education from Stanford University, a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University (TCU) and currently has all but his dissertation to complete his doctorate in educational leadership from TCU.
Daniel currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, the Advisory Board for the TCU Health Care MBA and worked on the Texas Literacy project, an effort to identify relevant competencies to help adult learners transition to the workplace. In addition, he has participated in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (ISD) Leadership Academy I and II, Arlington ISD and Arlington Chamber’s Champion Education Committee, and currently serves on the board of the Colleyville Soccer Association.
Daniel balances his passion for learning and driving transformational change with the most important activities in life; quality time with his wife, Juliana, and daughters Zayla and Mila; watching sports; finding quality coffee; and completing his taxes.