Track A

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Career Trajectory Panel

Personal Paths of Leadership, Reflecting on Life Experiences, Core Values and Vision for the Future of Healthcare

When women healthcare leaders share their stories, insight, and advice, they can inspire other female leaders to better achieve their missions of improving health and shaping the institutions they lead.


This panel discussion will cover a wide range of topics, including: accomplishments, work-life balance, effective networking, gender differences in the workplace, the value of mentorship, career development, and leadership qualities and strategies.


Women healthcare leaders, at varying stages of their careers, will discuss their paths of leadership, reflecting on life experiences, professional and personal uniqueness, core values, and vision for the future of healthcare.


No matter where you are in your career path, this panel will provide you with insights into the leadership tools you need to grow, succeed and lead in the ever-changing healthcare workplace.


Key issues to be covered include:

  • How to grow and advance your career: a female leadership perspective

  • The role of education and lifelong learning in career success

  • The most powerful assets of healthcare leaders

  • The cushion of professional relationships and personal friendships

  • How passion drives career selection and commitment

  • Why women leaders are the future of healthcare

  • What’s ahead for healthcare in 2030

  • Why healthcare is still the greatest professional calling


Nikki Sumpter

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Atlantic Health System

During Nikki’s time at Atlantic Health System, the organization has continually earned placement on Great Place to Work lists, including ten consecutive years on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For’ list, and recognition on its lists of the Best Workplaces in Healthcare, Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Parents, Best Workplaces for Diversity and Best Workplaces in New York. Nikki also serves as a role model for aspiring female leaders across Atlantic Health System.  She founded the organization’s Women’s Leadership Committee and recently had the honor of addressing graduates of its program for Leadership Development for Early Career Women.


Jhaymee Tynan

Director, Strategy, Integration Management Office

Atrium Health

Jhaymee is director, strategy at Atrium Health. In her current role, Jhaymee is a leader in the system’s Integration Management Office (IMO), which provides day-to-day operations and strategy leadership for post-merger integration activities with current and new partners. During her tenure at Atrium Health, she has led several high impact strategy projects, including the development of world-class growth plans for oncology and pediatrics service lines. Before joining Atrium Health, Jhaymee was business transformation manager at Deloitte Consulting in the Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice. During her tenure with Deloitte, she led C-suite executives at hospitals and healthcare systems across the U.S. to develop roadmaps, business plans, and governance structures to advance strategy.

Joanne Inman


Sentara Leigh Hospital

Joanne is the president of Sentara Leigh Hospital, a 250-bed acute care hospital located in Norfolk, Virginia. Sentara Leigh recently completed a $129M replacement project that created two 5-story patient towers, a new main entrance, and support services. SLH is well known for being a leader in Orthopedic Services for the community amongst its other key service lines of General Surgery, Women’s Health, and Emergency Medicine. Prior to this role, Joanne was the vice president of operations at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, where her oversight included surgery, imaging, emergency/trauma services and facility operations with supervision of 480 employees.  Joanne previously served as director of patient care services at Sentara Leigh.

Janice Nevin

President and Chief Executive Officer

Christiana Care Health System

A visionary and collaborative health care leader, Dr. Nevin is president and chief executive officer of Christiana Care Health System. As leader of the largest health system in Delaware, Dr. Nevin is pioneering value-based care, leading a transformation from a health care system to a system that truly impacts health. She is nationally recognized for innovation in patient- and family-centered care and population health. Dr. Nevin is dedicated to advancing The Christiana Care Way, the health system’s promise to serve its community with expert, respectful care in partnership with patients and their families in ways they value and can afford.