Jeff Atwood has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, both in large systems and as a consultant. He was a Senior Vice President for RegionalCare Hospital Partners where he oversaw the company’s marketing and communications strategy and led their ongoing volunteer healthcare service in Haiti. Previously he headed up Marketing, Communications, and Patient Experience for Province Healthcare.
Atwood currently serves as the Healthcare Expert in Residence for 5by5: A Change Agency, a large full service digital, research, and marketing agency in Nashville. He previously served as the Executive Director of Hope Smiles, a nonprofit organization that develops healthcare leaders and provides oral healthcare services to underserved communities and people in Uganda, Haiti, and across the United States.
Mr. Atwood is also a successful author and speaker. He has had books and products produced by many national publishers including Simon & Schuster and NavPress. The first two titles in his Need to Know inspirational advice book series were released by Harvest House in late 2020. He speaks to healthcare groups nationally, sharing insights and encouragement found in the parallels between his two decades serving healthcare organizations while concurrently raising a daughter with significant health and developmental challenges.
A native of small-town Iowa, Jeff and his wife of 25 years Annette have three daughters and live on a small farm south of Nashville.