(2017 Learning In Practice, Strategy Award Winner)
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 and affiliation agreements, 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 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. Through this effort
Daniel has centralized the instructional design, learning management system, and clinical education functions. Providing leadership and integrating processes, he has helped grow the Texas Health Leadership Continuity and Growth Program, co-chaired the High Reliability Education Implementation Committee, helped design and implement the Physician’s Lead! program, a best in class leadership development program for employed and affiliated physicians. He has also led an effort to create a new online career development portal for employees which allows for 24/7 access to tool and resources for all staff and oversaw the implementation of resuscitation quality improvement (RQI).
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 Board of Directors for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. He also
currently services on the Texas Literacy project. In addition, he has served on the Hurst-Euless- Bedford Independent School District (ISD) Leadership Academy, and Arlington ISD and Arlington Chamber’s Champion Education Committee.
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.