Cathy Armstrong is currently Assistant Vice President, Sr. Strategic Human Resources Business Partner at Atrium Health, where she partners with executives and the business to connect HR strategies to operations, helps shape leadership team culture, leads advisory transformation engagements, provides informal coaching through influence, and helps leader develop their change capability and leadership effectiveness.
She joined Atrium (the largest employer in Charlotte, NC, and one of the largest public non-profit healthcare organizations in the nation with 70,000 teammates, 900 care locations, and more than 10 million patient encounters annually) in November 2012 as Assistant Vice President of Workforce Relations in Human Resources, providing both strategic and tactical HR leadership to over 16,000 teammates. Prior to joining Atrium Health, Cathy was a Senior Human Resources Manager at Amazon.com, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky, where she partnered with the senior leadership team and operations to support the growth, productivity, and people strategies.
Cathy launched her Human Resources career in the manufacturing and operations industry. She has held various leadership positions with increasing responsibility at Ingersoll Rand Company in Davidson, North Carolina; Molson Coors Brewing Company in Elkton, Virginia and Graphic Packaging International in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Malvern, Pennsylvania.
A native of Chester, PA, Cathy received her MS in Organization Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and her BA in Political Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. Cathy is currently participating in the Coaching Leader Program, through Groupworks, to achieve her coaching certification. In addition, Cathy completed the University of Michigan Human Resources Executive Program and is a certified facilitator for PDI 360 Assessments. She currently serves on three boards - The Charlotte Building Initiative (CBI), Child Care Resources, Inc., and Braveworks.
A believer in giving back to her community, Cathy is engaged in several internal and external mentoring relationships with key talent at Atrium Health, in partnership with the Women's Executive Leadership Group. A mom to two teenagers, Cathy, and her family reside in Cornelius, North Carolina.