Meet the Instructor

Michael Walters

Vice President, Human Resources, Genoa Healthcare

Michael Walters currently serves as the senior vice president of human resources for Genoa Healthcare. Genoa is the nation’s leading behavioral health specialty pharmacy company, with nearly 300 pharmacies across the United States filling more than 10 million prescriptions per year. Walters provides primary leadership for all functional elements of HR, including talent acquisition, organizational development, compensation, health and welfare, and compliance. Prior to his tenure with Genoa, he served in HR leadership roles in a wide variety of industries including roles at Roper Technologies, Microsoft and Nielsen Entertainment. 

Walters has taught the HR business partner course with UW Professional & Continuing Education since 2008 and previously taught HR management through UCLA Extension. He’s also frequent speaker at Society for Human Resource Management events across the country. He holds an MBA with a concentration in human resources management from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor's in psychology from University of California, Los Angeles.