Kinneil Coltman, DHA

Kinneil Coltman, DHA, is senior vice president and chief community & external affairs officer for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the senior leadership team, Dr. Coltman is responsible for developing a unified strategy to advance the well-being of communities that Atrium Health serves by leveraging Atrium Health’s initiatives and programming to improve health access, address the social and environmental determinants of health and advance health equity. Within the organization, Dr. Coltman’s areas of responsibility include Community Health, Community Engagement & Corporate Responsibility, the Career Development Center, Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, Language Access, Health Equity and oversight of the enterprise social impact strategy.

Dr. Coltman has more than 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having devoted the majority of her career to leading diversity and inclusion initiatives inside healthcare organizations. Dr. Coltman joined Atrium Health in December, 2016 and, prior to her current role, served as vice president and chief diversity officer. Before joining Atrium Health, Dr. Coltman held dual appointments as Chief Diversity Officer for Greenville Health System, now known as Prisma Health, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

Dr. Coltman’s research interests are focused on interventions to promote equity within healthcare systems, and she has lectured across the United States on these topics.

Dr. Coltman earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a Masters in cross cultural studies from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, a Doctorate of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, and was a Fellow in the Health Research and Educational Trust’s Cross Cultural Leadership Fellowship, sponsored by the American Hospital Association.

Bio posted September 2020

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