2017 Board of Directors

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management gratefully acknowledges the leadership and support of our board of directors.



Past Chair

Interim Institute President and CEO

Ninfa M. Saunders, Ph. D, FACHE

President and CEO

Navicent Health

Macon, Georgia

Richard de Filippi

Managing Partner

Ariano Partnership

Cambridge, MA

Cynthia M. Washington

Interim President and CEO

Institute for Diversity in Health Management

Chicago, IL


Chief Stephen R. Adkins

Principal Chief, Chickahominy Tribe

Chief Deputy Dir., VA Dept. of Human Resource


Charles City, VA

Jay Bhatt, D.O.

President, Health Research & Educational Trust

American Hospital Association

Chicago, IL

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE

President and CEO

American College of Healthcare Executives

Chicago, IL

Andrew “Andy” Carter

President and CEO
Hospital and Health System of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA

Todd Hallmark, FACHE

CEO/Executive Director of Health Operations

Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority

Talihina, OK

Peggy Harris, MHA, FACHE, CDM, SPHR

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Carolinas HealthCare System

Charlotte, NC

Suzanne B. Jackson, FACHE

Vice President, Operations | Urgent Care

Physician Services Group | HCA

Coppell, TX

Anthony King, FACHE, MHSA, NAHSE

CEO and Executive Director

The Wellness Plan

Detroit, MI

Robert K. Kuramoto, MD

Managing Partner

Quick Leonard Kieffer

Chicago, IL


Ramanathan (Ram) Raju, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Community Health Officer

Staten Island, NY

Michael Rodgers

Senior VP Advocacy and Public Policy

The Catholic Health Association of the United States

Washington, D.C.

Juana Spears Slade

Director, Diversity and Language Services

AnMed Health

Anderson, SC

David A. Tam, MD, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Providence St. John’s Health Center

Santa Monica, CA

Nicholas Tejeda, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus
El Paso, TX

John H. Vassall II, MD

Physician Executive for Quality and Safety

Qualis Health

Seattle, WA

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS

Senior Vice President, Community Health & Equity and 

Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer

Henry Ford Health System

Detroit, MI