David Atkinson serves as vice president of HR strategy and transformation for Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System), a leading healthcare organization with 70,000+ teammates and 500 care locations across Georgia and the Carolinas. Since being appointed in May of 2019 David developed and oversees workforce advisory services, partnering with System executives on strategic business and talent objectives. He serves on Atrium Health’s Enterprise Strategy Council and is an advisor to the organizations merger integration office.
David joined Atrium Health in May of 2019 following several years as a senior consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). While at PwC, David managed multi-national projects with Fortune 500 clients in 6 countries focusing on organization design, culture and HR strategy - including the design of Atrium Health’s HR transformation in 2018. He also served as the firm’s global consulting practice leader for workforce resilience and well-being.
Prior to PwC, David spent 15-years at the Cooper Clinic and Research Institute in Dallas, Texas where he served as a senior executive and board member – co-founding the organizations employer consulting services and growing it into a 150+ employee LLC. David also participated as a senior member of the executive committee deals team to expand the Cooper companies into Nanjing, China.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Biomechanics from Dallas Baptist University and an MBA in Organization Development and Change from the University of Dallas.