About Us

Terri Covert

Vice President, Human Resources

Terri Covert has been part of St. Joseph Health for over 20 years and currently serves as part of the executive team as the Vice President of Human Resources for Mission Hospital’s Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses. Covert leads the hospitals local HR team as well as being the liaison with St. Joseph Health’s HR team.

Covert began her Human Resources career as a Personnel Manager with Target Stores while completing Bachelor’s degree in History at University of California, Riverside. After working for a third party insurance administrator in Los Angeles, she began her employment with St. Joseph Hospital in 1993 and held successive roles as an HR Consultant, HR Manager and HR Director. In 2002, Covert transferred to Mission Hospital and assumed the Vice President role. During her time at Mission Hospital, Covert completed her Master’s of Science in Organizational Development from Capella University and led to the successful creation and implementation of the hospital’s leadership development program “Center for Mission Leadership.”

Covert lives locally in Ladera Ranch with her husband, son and daughter.