The Atrium Health Career Development (CD) Center for Atrium Health Greater Charlotte, Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist serves as the central location for teammates and leaders to learn about professional development programs. The CD Center gives teammates access to educational resources, including information for candidates who desire to join, intern or observe the great work happening at Atrium Health.
The Atrium Health Career Development Center Outside In, Inside Up approach will support the best in all teammates and also target individuals in opportunity areas with professional development resources. This dual approach will allow Atrium Health to support current teammates and individuals who seek a career at Atrium Health.
Atrium Health is committed to creating an inclusive workforce made up of teammates from all backgrounds and experiences. This includes providing employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals who have been impacted by the inheritance of intergenerational poverty and less exposure to valuable social networks.
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-Jamila, RN tells us how the CNA to RN Scholarship Program turned her dream into a reality.
Atrium Health recognizes that teammates are our most valuable asset in order to achieve the Atrium Health vision to be the first and best choice for care.
Teammates are encouraged to continuously pursue personal development within our system by using their Educational Assistance benefits. A few of these benefits include EdAssist, Education that Works, the CNA to RN Scholarship and much more.
Explore all Educational Assistance Opportunities.
Career Coaching empowers teammates to explore their strengths and offer suggestions for career pathways and upward mobility within Atrium Health. Self-directed resources and online education are currently available within the Career Coaching page. Group and individual career coaching will be available in January 2020 (details coming soon).
Learn more about Career Coaching.
Gerard Camacho, MPA, JCDC, AVP of Workforce Strategy
Gerard is responsible for the creation and implementation of the workforce development strategy for the system, impacting more than 60,000 teammates and leaders. During his career, Gerard has led workforce development initiatives across multiple sectors to include; finance, government, and healthcare. Most recently, Gerard was responsible for the creation of structures and programs impacting income mobility and pipeline strategies for the healthcare industry across multiple regions of the United States. Gerard started working at Atrium Health in 2019.
Cynthia Bailey, JCDC (Certified Job and Career Development Coach) Human Resources Manager
Cynthia serves as team manager and is responsible for implementing the Career Development Center’s Outside In, Inside Up initiatives. These programs are designed to secure new or better employment opportunities for the community and teammates to improve economic mobility and reduce poverty, a social determinant of health. Cynthia oversees the Restorative Pathways Program, RN Educational Assistance, Education that Works, Apprenticeships and is part of the team to expand workforce development programs throughout all Atrium Health locations. Cynthia has a BS in Business Administration and Juris Doctor degree. She has been with Atrium Health since 2013.
Jon Beni, JCDC (Certified Job and Career Development Coach) HR Consultant II
Jon coordinates student activity placement programs for clinical rotations, student internships, international clinical rotations and leads the GED/ESL program. Jon manages our hospital tours and teammate roundtable sessions. He has BS in Liberal Studies and has been with Atrium Health since 2007.
Chelsea Rigler, JCDC (Certified Job and Career Development Coach) Senior HR Consultant
Chelsea oversees all Career Development Center reporting, system goal implementation and project management activities, and is responsible for administration of the Educational Assistance program and related policies to unify system efforts. The systemwide Educational Assistance program includes the Tuition Reimbursement and Prepaid Tuition Assistance programs. These programs provide teammates with financial assistance for academic courses and professional development course expenses. Chelsea has a BA in Sociology and a Master's degree in Business Administration. Chelsea has been with Atrium Health since 2016.
Lori Shafey, JCDC (Certified Job and Career Development Coach) HR Consultant II
Lori leads Rise to Success, a program that provides education and career opportunities for graduating high school seniors who are interested in a healthcare career. She also develops and delivers essential skills trainings for the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) summer interns. Lori also coordinates onboarding activities and monitors clinical compliance for nursing students. Lori has a BA in English from UNC Greensboro and has been with Atrium since October 2019.
Matthew White, HR Consultant I
Matthew leads the appeal process for all workforce development programs which include RN Educational Assistance, Education that Works, and Rise to Success. Matthew also serves as the subject matter expert for Atrium Health’s project H.O.P.E. that provides affordable housing to teammates. Matthew has a BS in Human Resource Management from Winthrop University and has been with Atrium Health since August 2019.
Eva Richardson, HR Consultant 1
Eva leads the appeal and escalation process for the Bright Horizons, Education Assistance programs. She supports the processes related to access for Student Placements and serves as the administrator for the Career Development Success and Education That Works Yammer pages. Eva also manages other communication platforms to increase teammates’ awareness of Career Development Center programs. Eva has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Winston-Salem State University and a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from UNC-Greensboro. She has been with Atrium Health since 2003.