The Leverage Network (TLN) utilizes its HcBI program to build a robust pipeline of talented, well-prepared Black executives through the Power of 3. P3 is a three-part strategy established to prepare executives for board opportunities through training and executive coaching; position them for greater visibility within the industry through access to an influential network of individuals and corporate partners; and promote them for viable healthcare board opportunities.

Seasoned executives will emerge from this six-month experience with a greater number of tools, resources and relationships that they can employ in their governance roles, providing them with active, informed and independent guidance on their board governance journey.

The HcBI program is meant for tenured C-level executives with the title of executive vice president or equivalent who are committed to enhancing organizational performance by ensuring the consideration of diverse perspectives and experiences and advocating for board diversity. Research demonstrates that organizations with diverse boards have greater performance and outcomes.

Recent TLN research found that only 9% of healthcare board members across four major sectors are Black. Although 28% of healthcare board members across the nation are women, Black women hold just 3% of board seats.

Distinctive Faculty & Speakers

Current and past speakers have included:

Antoinette Hardy-Waller CEO // The Leverage Network
Dan Clifford Americas Board Network Leader // Ernst & Young, LLP
Billy Dexter Partner // Heidrick & Struggle
Anouk Pappers CEO / Brand // Anthropologist, Signitt

The Curriculum:

  • Two full-day in-person governance and board leadership sessions 
  • Two “up close and personal” networking dinner sessions with sitting healthcare and corporate board directors 
  • Four emerging governance and emerging trend sessions led by industry thought leaders and content experts 
  • “A View from the Directors Seat,” featuring sitting nonprofit and corporate Fortune 500 directors
  • All culminating in our annual recognition event!

Participant Profile

  • A Tenured C- Suite Executive

  • 20+ Years of Demonstrated Achievement in Executive Management

  • Previous or Current Corporate/Non-Profit Board Experience

  • Capacity to Commit to A Board Appointment

(The above criteria is the minimum standards. Applicants must meet at least three out of the four criteria listings above.)

Program Format

  • Two full-day in-person governance and board leadership sessions 

  • Two “up close and personal” networking sessions with sitting healthcare and corporate board directors

  • Four emerging governance and trend sessions led by industry thought leaders and content experts

Key Dates

Starts in March and ends in September 


January (Early Enrollment)

February (Enrollment)

Time Commitment: 

30+ Sessions over 6 Months

Ready To Take Action

To nominate participants please contact Excell Hardy – Member & Programming Lead by clicking here.

 $5,000 fee includes one year TLN Membership.


Meet Healthcare Board Initiative (HcBI) Cohort VI

President // Auspen Consulting

Managing Partner // DHR Global

Chief Operating Officer // Vital Care Industries LLC

President – South Market // Atrium Health

President/CEO // Express Employment Professionals

Director of Sales // Abbott Laboratories

Chief Information Security Officer // University of Chicago Medicine

Founder & Chief Navigator // CAVU Strategies, LLC

CHRO/VP HR // Accreditation Council Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

President / CEO // Medical City Healthcare (HCA)

President / CEO // MetroHealth Systems

SVP, Corporate Capital Strategies // Cinnaire Corporation

President // City of Hope Atlanta

CEO // Regional Medical Center of San Jose/ HCA Healthcare

Asst. Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Planning // Atrium Health Navicent

Cohort Board Appointments