Emory Healthcare names first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 20, 2021
ATLANTA – Emory Healthcare has named Ildemaro González as its first chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer. He will assume his new role on Sept. 13, 2021.
In this position, González will have oversight of the health care system’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and will work closely with the leadership teams to embed DEI perspectives into Emory Healthcare’s initiatives, processes and projects.
González joins Emory Healthcare from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, where he serves as vice president, chief inclusion & diversity officer. In this role, he led the development and implementation of Dana-Farber’s $50 million diversity, equity and inclusion commitment and overall strategy to impact the institute's research, clinical care, people and community priorities. Prior to that, González led his own consulting practice, was the inaugural vice president, chief inclusion and diversity officer for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, and held DEI leadership roles at Newell Rubbermaid and the American Cancer Society.
“We are confident that Ildemaro’s strong track record implementing and leading diversity, equity and inclusion strategies in both health care and non-health care settings will be vital to the culture and mission of our health care system,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, CEO of Emory Healthcare. “As we progress on our DEI journey, we look forward to his expertise in this area.”
González received an MBA from Georgia State University and has a BS in business administration from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela.