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Nikki Sumpter

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Nicki Sumpter, Chief HR Officer, Atlantic Health System

Nikki Sumpter is a forward-thinking leader with a proven track record of inspiring positive change and engagement across large health care systems. Under her purposeful leadership at Atlantic Health System, Fortune named us for a 10th consecutive year to their list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

With a fundamental belief in a life of service to others, Nikki constantly strives to surpass one’s own expectations of what is possible when we work together. She and her team encourage the alignment and development of Atlantic Health System caregivers, promote health and wellness, and foster diversity and inclusion on a daily basis. They also work to extend system initiatives that improve sustainability, charitable giving and community involvement.

Nikki’s exceptional management skills earned her a 2018 Great Place to Work for All Leadership Award, which acknowledges the integral strategic and cultural influence of talented women leaders from Fortune 100-recognized organizations.

Prior to joining Atlantic Health System, Nikki served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Learning at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, where she played an active role in the successful redesign of their employee recognition, benefit plans, and workforce and leadership development programs. For her efforts, she received the Press Ganey Commitment to Excellence Award for Employee Engagement and a Most Powerful Businesswoman recognition from the National Diversity Council and Texas Diversity Magazine. The Dallas Morning News also named JPS a Top 100 employer during her tenure.

Nikki’s career began at Carolinas Healthcare System, now operating as Atrium Health, where she emerged as a key strategic human resources leader, receiving multiple promotions for fostering positive workforce relations.

Nikki holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Management from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a graduate of the Corporate Leadership Council Human Resources Leadership Academy. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board.