Alvin J. D'Angelo

Healthcare Executive, Author, Engineer, Speaker and Entrepreneur are just a few words that can be used to describe Alvin J. D’Angelo.  Alvin, more commonly ‘Joe’ rose from very humble beginnings in Sumter, SC.  After graduating from Sumter High School, Joe received his formal education from the University of South Carolina where he graduated from the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in 2007, shortly followed by a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 2009.

As a firm believer in STEM, Joe furthered his education by earning his second master’s degree, a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering, graduating with Honors from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has completed advanced training and certification as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt practitioner and a Kaizen – Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) Facilitator, both from North Carolina State University.

With over 14 years of experience in various sectors of healthcare, Alvin currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, GA, where he is primarily responsible for leading large clinical and administrative teams in delivering quality patient care while managing complex day to day hospital operations.

Prior to joining Emory, Alvin served in several leadership capacities during his six years at Duke University Health System, most recently as the Administrative Director of Ambulatory Care Operations at Duke university hospital, where he provided leadership and operational oversight for multiple hospitals based surgical clinics that included 18 different specialties and subspecialties.

As an ongoing advocate and champion for Diversity, Equity, and inclusion. He served as a staff instructor for Diversity and Inclusion at Duke University Health System (2017-2020), responsible for educating new employees on the importance of being culturally competent while creating an environment that is both diverse and inclusive. He was later selected in 2021 as the diversity and Inclusion Chair for the Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum(THEF) Board of Directors, where he led D&I efforts and programming for a network of 700+ members.

A recipient of many awards, honors, and recognitions, Joe is currently an active member of several professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives(GAHE), National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling the world with his wife(Shanita), writing, doing DIY projects, and spending time with close friends and family. Joe stands firmly on his faith, particularly Matthew 6:33, and lives by the motto: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”.