Kim Henderson

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Kim Henderson, Novant Health Chief of Staff

As executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Kim Henderson oversees Novant Health’s people and culture team as well as team member well-being. She also has responsibility for initiatives related to board governance and trustee engagement, patient experience, employer solutions, protective services, community engagement, sports partnerships and Novant Health’s foundations.

Henderson previously served as chief patient experience officer and system chief of staff for Novant Health.

Prior to joining Novant Health in 2015, Henderson served as vice president of corporate social responsibility and executive director of the Charlotte Hornets Foundation. Henderson also developed and led the Hornets’ successful bid process to bring the NBA All-Star Game to Charlotte.

An active leader in her community, Henderson served as co-chair of Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina’s 20th Anniversary Wish Ball, and in 2022 Henderson participated in Charlotte Ballet’s annual Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) Gala and served as co-chair of the 2023 DWTS gala. Henderson also chaired the leadership development committee for Charlotte’s American Heart Association (CAHA) and served on CAHA’s national Executive Leadership Team for more than a decade. In 2017 and 2018, she chaired the CAHA’s Go Red for Women campaigns.

Additionally, Henderson has served on the board of directors for some of the area’s largest nonprofits, including: The Arts and Science Council, The Mint Museum, Discovery Place, United Way of Central Carolinas, The Fletcher School and Johnson C. Smith University (board of visitors). Currently Henderson serves as Executive in Residence for the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte.

A recipient of numerous awards throughout her career, ATHENA International awarded Kim the 2021 ATHENA Service Leadership Award for her work to improve the quality of life for others in the Charlotte community. The United Negro College Fund honored Kim at their 2021 Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon, and The Mecklenburg Times named her as one of the 50 most influential women in the area in 2019. Also in 2019, Kim received the Women in Business award from the Charlotte Business Journal.

Henderson earned an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University with a minor in journalism. In addition, Kim completed the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program from Cornell University.