New President and CEO of Institute Announced

April 22, 2015

Today, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (Institute) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) named Manuel Tomás León as its new president and CEO. Leon will lead the Institute's efforts to expand health care leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally and racially diverse individuals. León succeeds Fred Hobby, who led the Institute for the last 10 years.


"We are delighted to have Tomás build upon the outstanding accomplishments the Institute has achieved and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to promote diversity within the health care field," said Rick de Filippi, Institute board chair.


Most recently, León served as the president and CEO of the People of Color Network, Inc., a community-based accountable care network serving a population of approximately 6,000 individuals in the greater Phoenix region. In Arizona, León's roles and responsibilities included leadership positions in a community foundation, chamber of commerce as well as behavioral health organization. He also has partnered with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives to launch a diversity and inclusion initiative.


"Tomás is an accomplished and dedicated health care leader. His innovation experience and purpose-driven energy will further the Institute's mission and accelerate the call to action to eliminate health care disparities," said Maulik Joshi, AHA associate executive vice president and Health Research & Educational Trust president.


For more information, please see the news release.

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