Healthcare Board Initiative (HcBI)

Embark on a transformative journey with The Leverage Network’s Healthcare Board Initiative (HcBI), a visionary program designed for Black C-suite executives in the healthcare industry aspiring to claim their rightful place in the boardroom. Our comprehensive six-month curriculum addresses the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals, covering governance best practices, strategic leadership, financial acumen, and industry intricacies. Participants benefit from mentoring with industry leaders and successful board directors, gaining valuable insights and personalized guidance. HcBI goes beyond education, offering strategic networking opportunities to build connections with like-minded peers and influential figures in the healthcare sector. The program is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate leadership, equipping participants with the tools to advocate for change.

In addition to exclusive resources such as boardroom simulations, case studies, and industry reports, HcBI provides promotion of cohort members for board placement with those inquiries that come before TLN. The Leverage Network’s proven track record and dedication to diversity make HcBI a unique and impactful opportunity for executives looking to advance their careers and contribute to the future of healthcare governance.

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

Key Program Highlights

  1. Tailored Curriculum: HcBI offers a comprehensive curriculum specifically designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Black executives in the healthcare sector. Our program covers critical areas such as governance best practices, strategic leadership, financial acumen, and navigating industry complexities.
  2. Expert Guidance: Engage with industry leaders, seasoned board directors, and successful executives who will share their insights, experiences, and provide personalized guidance.
  3. Strategic Networking Opportunities: Build a powerful network with like-minded peers, accomplished mentors, and influential figures in the healthcare industry. Our program fosters an environment where meaningful connections can be cultivated, opening doors to potential board opportunities.
  4. Inclusive Leadership Development: Embrace a curriculum that not only focuses on professional development but also addresses the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate leadership. Equip yourself with the tools to advocate for change and contribute to fostering equity in the boardroom.
  5. Exclusive Resources: Gain access to a wealth of exclusive resources, including boardroom simulations, case studies, and industry reports. Stay ahead of the curve with cutting-edge insights that will set you apart as a dynamic and informed board candidate.

Why Choose HcBI:

  • Proven Track Record: The Leverage Network has a history of empowering executives to attain board positions in top-tier organizations.
  • Dedication to Diversity: We are committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity in corporate leadership, ensuring your unique perspective is valued.
  • Holistic Approach: HcBI is not just a program; it’s a transformative experience that prepares you for the challenges and rewards of board service.
  • P3: Our three P strategy was established to prepare executives for board opportunities; position them for greater visibility within the industry; and promote them for viable board opportunities.

Participant Profile

Top Level Executives C-Suite/EVP or equivalent)

Program Format

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

  • One “up close and personal” networking session with sitting healthcare and corporate board directors

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

Key Dates

Session Dates

  • September 17 – 18, 2024


  • Early Enrollment Deadline: August 1, 2024

  • Registration Deadline: September 3, 2024

Time Commitment:

2 Days (16 Hours)

Ready To Take Action

  • Register for HcBI starting May 1st
  • Click HERE to apply
  • To nominate participants, click HERE

The Results

Focused Leadership Competencies

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Influence

  • Appreciative Inquiry

  • Business Judgement

  • Vision

$4,995 program fee includes one year TLN membership.

The next class is limited to the first 25 qualified participants.

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