Healthcare Diversity Council Announces 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Leaders and Organizations

Aug 5, 2019 1:30 PM ET
Press Release

HOUSTON, August 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Diversity Council and the National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Leaders and Organizations. Theses two prestigious awards highlight a list of achievers and innovators who impacted the healthcare industry. The awardees were honored during the inaugural National Healthcare Diversity Conference in Houston, Texas on July 24, 2019. 

“The 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Leaders and Organizations, is a true testament to the abilities of leaders in an ever-changing industry,” said Angeles Valenciano, Chief Executive Officer of the National Diversity Council. “We are amazed and inspired at the achievements of each awardee and organization." 

The 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Leaders

  • Cassandra Willis-Abner, VP Diversity & Inclusion, Trinity Health
  • Maram Museitif, Central Health Board of Managers, Central Health
  • David Epstein, Director of Domestic Human Resources, Doctors Without Borders/ MSF-USA

The 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Organizations

  • Trinity Health
  • Methodist Health System
  • UPMC

The 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Leaders Award recognizes individuals who excel in the healthcare field and have made a difference in the diversity and inclusion realm through their research or achievements. The recipients were chosen based off of cultivating diversity initiatives that foster a more inclusive and equitable work environment. Their accomplishments in the healthcare industry demonstrate a consistent pattern of commitment to the recruitment, training, development, and retention of individuals from all populations.

The 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Organizations Award recognizes healthcare systems who made a difference in global representation in hospitals and clinics across the country.  These organizations are role model institutions that mirror the environment and patients they serve. The awardees spearheaded innovative diversity initiatives, organized programs that benefited the community and demonstrated a commitment to the highest ethical standards, integrity and professional excellence.

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About the Healthcare Diversity Council

The Healthcare Diversity Council promotes culturally competent care, inclusiveness and equity in healthcare institutions in an increasingly global community. For more information about the Healthcare Diversity Council, visit,

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Katrina Glenn

Jr. Communications Specialist

National Diversity Council