Hennepin Healthcare announces new ‘people and culture officer’

Submitted photo Tonya Jackman Hampton, Ed.D., MBA

​Tonya Jackman Hampton, Ed.D., MBA, has joined the leadership team at Hennepin Healthcare as the new chief people and culture officer (CPCO). In this role, she oversees all human resources functions, including HR shared services, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Employee Engagement, Compensation, Labor Relations, HR Operations and Diversity and Inclusion.

“We are excited to have Tonya join our leadership team at this pivotal time as our health system meets the needs of our workforce, while caring for our community during this global pandemic,” said Jennifer DeCubellis, CEO. “She brings a rich background and energy to the critical work we have in front of us to develop and support a world class workplace and sharpen our strategic focus on diversity, inclusion, and engagement across our system.” 

Over the past 25 years, Jackman Hampton has led in global and national companies within the Human Resources operations of HealthPartners, Planned Parenthood, and Medtronic, as well as many other organizations. She founded and is now an adviser for Sequel Consulting Group and was the managing principal for an award-winning woman-owned firm—Cook Ross, focusing on transforming organizations into inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible cultures by implementing strategies through organization development practices.

Jackman Hampton earned a Doctor of Education in Organization Development and an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of St. Thomas. She has a B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law from Clark Atlanta University. She is currently a board of trustee for The Minneapolis Foundation, African American Breast Cancer Alliance, and co-Chair for the Twin Cities Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable.

She previously served on numerous other community boards and committees including the Bridge for Youth and as president of the National African American Association for HR Professionals MN/Twin Cities Chapter. She is a member of The Links Organization and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.—two international and community-based organizations.  

Information provided by Hennepin Healthcare.

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