Daniel Gandarilla, M.B.A., M.Ed., FABC, serves as the senior vice president and chief talent officer for Atrium Health. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategic oversight of leadership and management development initiatives, core talent process including performance, succession, career mobility, and employee experience for the enterprise.
In his first 6 months in the organization has work diligently to ensure robust succession planning was completed, even during the pandemic. Together with senior leaders they identified surprise talent, both good and bad and explored opportunities to grow and develop the talent. Daniel has co-led the design of workflows to establish the strategic combination process with Wake and has identified opportunities to incorporate change management into the governance of work being done. Most importantly, Daniel streamlined the performance management process in 2020, establishing a vision for success and taking the first step of simplifying the annual review to three simple open-ended text boxes saving precious time, energy, and attention for achieve Atriums mission of health, hope, and healing for all.
In prior experience, Daniel served as the vice president and chief learning officer (CLO) for Texas Health Resources. In that capacity he oversaw clinical and business education programs, academic partnerships and affiliation agreements, physician leadership development, continuing medical education, and the medical libraries. In his time with THR he provided leadership and a voice for integrating processes. He has helped grow the Texas Health Leadership Continuity and Growth Program aimed at identifying and developing high potentials, co-chaired the High Reliability Education Implementation Committee, helped design and implement the Physician’s Lead! program, a best in class leadership development program for employed and affiliated physicians. He has also led an effort to bring technology into the workplace by overseeing the rollout of RQI (simulation-based CPR) and creating self-serve models for other development opportunities such as online career development, and leadership development.
Daniel has more than 15 years of experience in learning and education and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in education from Stanford University, a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University (TCU) and currently has all but his dissertation to complete his doctorate in educational leadership from TCU.
Recently, relocating to Charlotte, NC from Fort Worth, TX Daniel is still looking for opportunities to volunteer via board service, or other mechanisms in Charlotte. He has always been an active member of the community, previously serving on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Colleyville Soccer Association, and as an Advisory Board member for the TCU Health Care MBA.
Daniel balances his passion for learning and driving transformational change with the most important activities in life; quality time with his wife Juliana, and daughters Zayla and Mila; watching sports; finding quality coffee; and completing his taxes.