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SCbio’s popular Women in Life Sciences Breakfast event is back! The first Women’s Breakfast of 2024 will feature Health Evolve Technologies Founder and CEO Kim Smith.

Learn more about Kim below and join her at the South Carolina Hospital Association in Columbia on March 28 at 8 a.m. Admission is $20 and includes breakfast and coffee. This event is sponsored by NP Strategy.

Meet Kim A. Smith

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Health Evolve Technologies

Kim A. Smith is a global speaker, leadership author and health-tech Founder/CEO. She’s spent 18 years mastering executive leadership skills within some of the top hospital systems in the industry – including Duke Medicine, Tenet Healthcare and MUSC Health. Kim’s corporate experience includes leadership development, hospital and large medical group operations, business development and acquisitions, global business expansion, patient engagement, rural health access and health disparities.

Kim launched Health Evolve Technologies, LLC in 2023 to build innovative solutions to reimagine personalized care delivery with an equitable design. Through Health Evolve, Kim has been able to partner with organizations like Deloitte and the United States of Care to address the growing maternal health disparity gap.

Her passion for transforming health equity and culture is a result of her own experience in losing a child due to HELLP Syndrome. She uses her voice at local and global tables of influence to transform how the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color are amplified.

Kim is a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her work has been featured in national media outlets like KFF Health News, The 19th, Femtech World and on global stages – including the International Hospital Federation’s 46th World Hospital Congress.

Kim earned her master’s degree in health administration from the University of South Carolina and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University. She also completed Coaching Intensive Training with the CAPP Institute for Coaching and Positive Psychology. Kim has authored two leadership books. The most recent is titled People First then Profit: 5 Steps to Build a People Rich Culture.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.