2019 Board of Directors

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




President and CEO

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Nicholas Tejeda, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

El Paso, TX

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS

Senior Vice President, Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer

Henry Ford Health System

Detroit, MI

Duane E. Reynolds

President and CEO

Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Chicago, IL



Chief Stephen R. Adkins

Principal Chief, Chickahominy Tribe

Chief Deputy Dir., VA Dept. of Human Resource Management

Charles City, VA

Bruce Bailey

President and CEO

Tidelands Health

Georgetown, SC

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE

President and CEO

American College of Healthcare Executives

Chicago, IL

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Kathleen A. Curran

Senior Director, Public Policy

The Catholic Health Association of the United States

Washington, DC

Andres Gonzalez, MEd., CCDP/AP

Vice President, chief Diversity Officer

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Peggy Harris, MHA, FACHE, CDM, SPHR

Assitant Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Atrium Health

Charlotte, NC

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Leonard R. Hernandez


Coffey Health System

Burlington, KS

Jennifer Jackson

President and CEO

Connecticut Hospital Association

Wallingford, CT


Janet Liang


Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Oakland, CA


   Ross Romero

Ramanathan (Ram) Raju, MD,


Senior Vice President and Community Health Officer

Staten Island, NY

Terika Richardson


Advocate South Suburban and Advocate Trinity Hospital

Chicago, IL


Ross I. Romero

Board Member

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT


Juana Spears Slade

Director, Diversity and Language Services

AnMed Health

Anderson, SC

John H. Vassall II, MD

Physician Executive for Quality and Safety

Qualis Health

Seattle, WA

Richelle Webb-Dixon


National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE)

Houston, TX