Jim Dunn

by Edward Cates
Jim Dunn
Executive Vice President & Chief Talent Officer
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Jim Dunn is the Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer for Parkland Health and Hospital System. In this role, he leads system efforts for all people operations including human resources operations, inclusion and diversity, employee and patient experience, language and linguistic services, pastoral care, occupational health and their corporate university, Parkland Academy.


Prior to Parkland, Dunn served as the Executive HR and Learning executive for the Office of Learning and Performance Development for the Cleveland Clinic, Chief Learning Officer for Texas Health Resources and as the National Vice President, Human Resources for the American Cancer Society. Earlier in his career he served as Global HR lead for former President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta.


Dunn serves on the Associates Board for the SMU Cox Business School and holds adjunct professor roles with the University of Texas at Dallas, SMU, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and MIT.


Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Macro-Environmental Science from Howard University, a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a MPH from Emory University, along with several doctoral degrees from Emory University, Benedictine University and the Medical University of South Carolina.

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