WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Novant Health has named Angela Yochem as executive vice president and chief transformation and digital officer. Yochem has served as the health system’s executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer since 2017. In this expanded role, Yochem will continue to lead digital products and services while assuming additional responsibilities related to transformational growth initiatives for the system.
“I am pleased to have Angela take on this expanded position on our executive team,” said Carl S. Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “Angela has been a great partner as our chief digital and technology officer, helping us to build our artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, expanding our digital health portfolio and co-leading our Novant Health Institute for Innovation and AI. This expanded role is a natural fit, as she will help us continue to innovate by designing strategies that strengthen our organization’s operations and culture.”
Yochem will collaborate with leaders across Novant Health, accelerating cross-functional initiatives while exploring new opportunities and new potential lines of business. She will also support cultural and process changes required to achieve and sustain Novant Health’s transformational objectives.
Previously, Yochem served as executive vice president and chief information officer at Rent-A-Center, global chief information officer at BDP International, global chief technology officer at AstraZeneca, and divisional chief information officer at Dell. In these roles, she built new digital product lines, grew digital retail channels, created technical services lines of business, and transformed global technology capabilities.
Yochem is an independent director with Zurich American Insurance Group, and has been an independent director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, BDP Transport, BDP Global Services Asia and Europe, and Rocana, with experience on audit, enterprise risk, operational risk, as well as governance and policy committees. She remains an entrepreneur in residence, mentor, and adviser for venture groups and incubators on both United States coasts. Yochem serves on the board of Freedom School Partners, a nonprofit committed to promoting literacy in the Charlotte area, and co-chairs the executive team of the Go Red for Women Charlotte organization, part of the American Heart Association. She is a trustee of the Charlotte Regional Business Initiative, and is an advisory board member for the American Hospital Association Innovation Council, the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering, the University of Tennessee electrical engineering and computer science department, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics.
Yochem has a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, holds three U.S. patents and is a published author.