Our Employees

Cynthia Washington, Interim President and CEO

E-Mail: cwashington@aha.org

Phone: 312-422-3996

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Cynthia Washington is the Interim President and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (Institute), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). With over 20 years of service with AHA, Cynthia has held progressive project management positions in various divisions across the association. She has leveraged relationships in the health care industry, professional and national civic organizations and the local community to drive AHA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the work of the association and among its membership. Cynthia is deeply entrenched in the work and mission of the Institute and managed components of its Trustee Training Program, Equity of Care Campaign, #123forEquity Pledge, and diversity learning tracks at AHA’s national meetings. She leads the AHA and National Urban League’s historic alliance to advance health equity and diversity in health care governance across the United States.



Cynthia serves as the AHA Liaison on the board of the National Association of Health Service Executives, served as a former board chair of Habilitative Systems, Inc., and was appointed by the Mayor to the Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Women. Cynthia earned an undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural, and Technical State University and completed advanced certification for board training and development from the University of Chicago.


Our Staff:

Harriet McGee

Executive Assistant

Phone: (312) 422-2741

Email: hmcgee@aha.org


Jasmin Clark, MBA

Membership and Education Specialist

Phone: (312) 422-2658

Email: jclark@aha.org


Jetaun Mallett, CAE

Manager of Operations and Business Development

Phone: (312) 422-2692



Contact Us:

Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, IL  60606
General Institute E-mail: institute@aha.org
Phone: (312) 422-2630
Fax: (312) 278-0893