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Terry G. Williams

Enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief Population, Corporate and Government Affairs Officer

Terry G. Williams, MBA, Dip Econ, is enterprise executive vice president and chief population, corporate & government affairs officer of Atrium Health, one of the largest non-profit and leading academic health systems in the United States. He has responsibility for Population Health, Government Affairs, Employer Services, and Faith Health, which encompasses five ACO’s and CINs, 750,000 managed lives and 6,500 physicians in three states.

With more than 25 years of experience, Williams joined Atrium Health in October 2020, when Atrium underwent a strategic combination with Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) and Wake Forest School of Medicine. Previously, Williams was executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Wake Forest Baptist Health for seven years. Additional leadership positions held throughout his career include chief strategy officer in three health systems, chief transformation and growth officer, vice president at a national healthcare IT company, partner at a national consulting firm, and other leadership and consulting roles with more than 200 healthcare organizations in 25+ states.

Williams serves as business executive sponsor for IQ Healthtech Labs in the Innovation Quarter, a 200+ acre innovations district that has been named one of the “Top 10 Most Distinctive Innovation Districts in the US” by Bruce Katz, Brookings Institute. He is on the board of several non-profit and quasi-governmental entities responsible for community development as well as a board member of MedCost, CHESS ACO, Emtiro, WFIRM/Regenerative Medicine and Love Out Loud.  Terry is also a trustee for Leadership Winston Salem, a mentor with Winston Starts and a member of the National Academy of Science Population Health Roundtable.

Williams has published journal articles on a variety of topics including, “The Case for Creative Partnering,” “Healthcare combinations: Cultural Success through organizational involvement,” business value unlocked through IT investments, and new models for delivering critical care services. He has also worked for the Jamaican Prime Minister’s office on the country’s innovative National Transformation Programme. Earlier in his career, Terry was awarded a Rotary International Scholarship to England where he focused for a year on economics and policy for 15 countries.

Williams is currently actively pursuing his doctorate in Health Leadership from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University, a graduate diploma in economics from the University of East Anglia in England and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

Terry G. Williams

Enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief Population, Corporate and Government Affairs Officer

Terry G. Williams, MBA, Dip Econ, is enterprise executive vice president and chief population, corporate & government affairs officer of Atrium Health, one of the largest non-profit and leading academic health systems in the United States. He has responsibility for Population Health, Government Affairs, Employer Services, and Faith Health, which encompasses five ACO’s and CINs, 750,000 managed lives and 6,500 physicians in three states.

With more than 25 years of experience, Williams joined Atrium Health in October 2020, when Atrium underwent a strategic combination with Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) and Wake Forest School of Medicine. Previously, Williams was executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Wake Forest Baptist Health for seven years. Additional leadership positions held throughout his career include chief strategy officer in three health systems, chief transformation and growth officer, vice president at a national healthcare IT company, partner at a national consulting firm, and other leadership and consulting roles with more than 200 healthcare organizations in 25+ states.

Williams serves as business executive sponsor for IQ Healthtech Labs in the Innovation Quarter, a 200+ acre innovations district that has been named one of the “Top 10 Most Distinctive Innovation Districts in the US” by Bruce Katz, Brookings Institute. He is on the board of several non-profit and quasi-governmental entities responsible for community development as well as a board member of MedCost, CHESS ACO, Emtiro, WFIRM/Regenerative Medicine and Love Out Loud.  Terry is also a trustee for Leadership Winston Salem, a mentor with Winston Starts and a member of the National Academy of Science Population Health Roundtable.

Williams has published journal articles on a variety of topics including, “The Case for Creative Partnering,” “Healthcare combinations: Cultural Success through organizational involvement,” business value unlocked through IT investments, and new models for delivering critical care services. He has also worked for the Jamaican Prime Minister’s office on the country’s innovative National Transformation Programme. Earlier in his career, Terry was awarded a Rotary International Scholarship to England where he focused for a year on economics and policy for 15 countries.

Williams is currently actively pursuing his doctorate in Health Leadership from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University, a graduate diploma in economics from the University of East Anglia in England and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

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