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Jim Dunn

Chief People and Culture OfficerAdvocate Health

Charlotte, NC

Member Since October 2022


Human Resources
Change Management
People Management


Jim Dunn, PhD, DHA, DAST, FACHE, is executive vice president and chief people and culture officer for Advocate Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the executive leadership team, Dunn leads teams that focus on the engagement of Advocate Health teammates – from recruitment through retirement – including workforce relations, diversity and inclusion, compensation, benefits, learning and organizational development, teammate health, LiveWELL, recognition, events and HR communications, external affairs, corporate and community outreach, and government relations. A national expert in culture, diversity and inclusion, and the employee experience, Dunn joined Atrium Health in April 2018 and worked with leadership teams from Advocate Aurora and Atrium Health when they merged to form Advocate. Previously, Dunn served as the executive vice president and chief talent officer for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas.

Published content

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Good Boundaries Make Good Colleagues and Friends


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People and Culture Expert: Coping With 3 Kinds of Toxic Colleagues


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Company details

Advocate Health

Company bio

Advocate Health is redefining how, when and where care is delivered to help people live well. We’re providing equitable care for all in our communities and using our combined strength and expertise to deliver better outcomes at a lower cost. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have a combined footprint across six states – Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin – and maintain a strong organizational presence in Chicago and Milwaukee.



Area of focus

Health Care
innovative research

Company size

10,001 plus