Division of FaithHealth Grand Rounds

Dr. Don Jonas

Wednesday, April 28   9-10 am

ZOOM (see below) or Cancer Center, 10 Floor, Rm. A&B

“Strengthening the Social Safety Net.”


Join us for an exciting FaithHealth Grand Rounds, led by our new colleague at Atrium Health, Legacy,

Don, Asst. Vice President, Social Strategy & Impact at Atrium Health, based in Charlotte,  is a native North Carolinian, and has served in his current role at Atrium  since November 2020. Prior to joining Atrium, Don was executive director for more than 8 years at Care Ring, an agency providing a variety of health and wellness services for uninsured individuals in the Charlotte region. Don also has overseen charitable giving in the Greater Charlotte region as executive director of the Novant Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. He has also served as Senior Vice President for Community Philanthropy with Foundation For The Carolinas.

Dr. Jonas has decades of experience, working to blend collaborative efforts of NC safety nets, health systems and others. As such, he truly understands the inner workings of many diverse and, sometimes, competitive stakeholders and systems, which makes him ideal for his current role.  His undergraduate degree is from UNC-Chapel Hill. He also holds an MA in political science from Appalachian State University and a PhD in political science from the University of Kentucky.

Don will be sharing on the topic of “Strengthening the Social Safety Net.”  Direct access to affordable, excellent clinical care is an important but limited way to make long-term, sustainable improvements in the health and wellness needs of individuals with limited resources. In this talk, Don  will share some of what he has learned about how to make system changes through investments and promotion of programs and policies addressing root causes of poverty.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9 a.m. via the Zoom link below, to hear more about this exciting body of work and explore like work for us all in the combined Atrium Health system in the future.


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Meeting ID: 363 781 8917