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Jhaymee Tynan

Jhaymee Tynan

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

My name is Jhaymee Tynan and I consider myself a kindness champion, corporate leader, and crusader to change the way we deliver healthcare in our communities across the country. I am currently focused on helping to lead Atrium Health to execute our mission - to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing for all. We aspire to be the first and best choice for care. Through my work in corporate development, I am work with executives within my organization to implement our enterprise strategy and deliver our healthcare services at scale to communities throughout the Southeast. This requires creating an integrated healthcare delivery system and experience where every patient can achieve their best health and live their life according to their own rules.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I joined Ellevate Network when it was 85 Broads in 2009 by way of the fabulous Kelly Hoey and assisted with establishing the Washington, DC Chapter. I remember attending my first event in Georgetown, which hosted Tom Peters, famed American writer and leader on business management. It was the first time I truly understood the power of women coming together to support other women. That event solidified in my mind why being a part of this organization was important and instrumental to expanding my network and executing my career goals. Additionally, I am a member because I fundamentally believe in supporting and developing the new wave of women leaders and Ellevate plays an important role in that development. I am especially interested in how Ellevate nurtures women of color to be their best and provide a platform for women of color to pursue their dreams.

How would you define your professional mission?

My professional mission is to elevate women of color to executive levels within the healthcare industry. Women of color are the most educated population in our country, yet we continue to struggle in achieving higher levels within our field. My hope is that every woman of color is supported, nurtured, and valued in the workplace. As an executive, I am holding myself accountable to not only coach, mentor, and sponsor women of color, but to also take my seat at the table wherever possible through board service to help shape strategies that support the growth of women through gender parity. I have two very young nieces who should have every opportunity to succeed in the corporate world. While this mission will be challenging, it will also be fulfilling. If not me, then who? If not now, then when?

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

To be successful in my line of work, you need to be obsessed with patients and consumers. With new disruptors like Amazon, Google, and Walmart, you have to think of everything, including strategy through the lens of the patient. How can we remove friction with access to the very best healthcare? How can we elevate the consumer experience to that patients are putting prevention and wellness first? You have to have an insatiable appetite for innovative and systems thinking, along with an intrinsic value to making healthcare accessible for all.

What are some career challenges on your radar?

For me, the biggest career challenge is not about my own personal success, but how do I help create a pipeline of women of color leaders to take healthcare to the next level? My career crusade, if you will, is to sponsor as many talented women of color who are passionate about healthcare access to positions of leadership within and outside of my organization. I want women of color to take risks, position themselves for board seats, and truly be integral to the conversation around healthcare delivery and strategy. My hope is that the Ellevate Network will provide myself and other with the tools to be successful with this endeavor.

We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?

My career path has been largely non-traditional. When I first entered the workforce, I wanted to work on Wall Street (very similar to Carla Harris) and have a successful banking career. I was blessed to have worked in banking in my first few years in the workforce, but realized I had a greater calling. The biggest milestone in my career was when I transitioned to management consulting and joined Deloitte Consulting in 2010. That experience exposed me to healthcare, and I had the opportunity to work on my first healthcare project to develop strategy for the Veteran's Health Administration. Since then, I have continued down my path in healthcare strategy and corporate development. Currently, I have the pleasure of working for Atrium Health, helping to lead post-merger integration as we expand our services geographically in the Southeast. Along the way, I have been able to use my transferable skills in finance and strategic planning to make an impact on how many lives we touch and how we scale our services within the communities we serve.

What is your morning ritual?

My morning ritual is pretty simple. I wake up at 6am and spend about ten minutes meditating through the Calm app. I feel that starting my day with clarity and purpose has been helpful in managing my stress levels, having focus, and maintaining a positive attitude. Breakfast to me is the most important meal of the day, so I make breakfast and work out at home. I also spend 10-15 minutes writing in my gratitude journal to stay grounded and thankful. One thing I purposefully do is keep all of my electronics in the living room overnight so it is the last thing I pick up in the morning.

What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?

Healthcare is a broad field that is currently going through massive disruption and innovation, which is absolutely exciting. The most successful executives and leaders in healthcare continue to keep the patient at the center and forefront of everything we do and aspire to do the right thing by our patients first and always. If you are wishing to break into our industry, consider ways that you can lend your talents to upend how we deliver care. Statistics show that women are the primary consumers of healthcare in our homes and families. We have a unique perspective to bring to the table.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

The best career advice I ever received came from my mother who was a stay at home mom for the bulk of her life and decided to transition to a nursing career in her mid 40s. She used to tell me to stay true to my values and ignore negative energy. Those two pieces of advice have kept me grounded as I continue down my career path.

What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?

Don't be afraid to outsource the things you can, and don't feel guilty about it.

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