Summit Health appoints new chief people officer

Summit Health, formed by the merger of CityMD and Summit Medical Group, recently appointed Amy Smith as its new chief people officer.

With 25 years of experience in human resources leadership roles, Smith has extensive experience in culture building, professional development, inclusion and team member experiences.

Smith will report to CEO Jeff Alter and will lead Summit Health’s cultural evolution with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s people strategy, which includes a keen focus on attracting, retaining and developing talent, culture, experience and diversity, equity & inclusion across the company’s operating brands and corporate team.

“I have seen firsthand the difference Amy can make in an organization, and am excited to have her on-board to support our goal of collectively making Summit Health one of the best places to work both regionally and nationally,” Alter stated.

Over her distinguished career, Smith has held leadership roles in a broad range of disciplines across human resources and operations and has led many transformative initiatives to enhance culture, inclusion, experience and development of people.

David Diamond, Summit Health’s chief human resources officer, will remain in his role, reporting to Smith, and will be primarily focused on the enterprise administration and leadership of the company’s critical HR functions, including talent acquisition, payroll, benefits and human resources information systems. Additionally, Natalie Thigpen, the company’s senior vice president of culture, engagement and DEI, will report to Smith.

Prior to joining Summit Health, Smith was staff vice president, human resources at Anthem Inc., aligned to support several large, complex, multifunctional organizations comprised of 13,000 associates responsible for implementing and driving people strategies and processes to attract, build and retain a high-performing workforce. Before joining Anthem, she was vice president, implementation, at ADP.