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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 passionate about solving problems in order to unleash the power of people to succeed, communities to thrive and organizations to grow. She was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer in November 2016.

Under her leadership, Atlantic Health System has been named to Fortune's “100 Best Companies to Work For” and “Best Workplaces for Women” rankings. Her many accomplishments lie in a thoughtful approach, an uncompromising work ethic, and a hands-on style that uncovers the best strategy, designs the right systems and executes the most efficient plans. She is grounded by her fundamental belief in a life of service to others, and in constantly striving to surpass one’s own expectations of what is possible when we work together.

Prior to joining Atlantic Health System, Ms. Sumpter served as SVP of Human Resources and Learning at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, where she led the human resources division, network education and learning, occupational health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion functions. Ms. Sumpters’ professional experience in human resources spans more than twenty years.

Ms. Sumpter serves on the board of trustees for Saint Elizabeth University and is a board member for the New Jersey Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development as well as Cornerstone Family Programs and Morristown Neighborhood House. She is also an active member of the DFW Hospital Council Workforce Development Board and is an advocate and volunteer for families and communities in need through the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Ms. Sumpter received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Human Resources from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ms. Sumpter earned a master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University.

Additionally, she is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Corporate Leadership Council Human Resources Leadership Academy Graduate. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and American College of Healthcare Executives.