Healthcare Executive Leadership

TLN research has found that within the top 40 healthcare organizations, Black executives wait 2-3 times longer to be promoted from VP and director roles than their White counterparts. Upward mobility should not be an issue, particularly at a time when the healthcare industry has committed to fundamental change through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statements.

Designed to prepare senior black executives for the top C-suite roles within the healthcare ecosystem and overcome the “hiding in plain sight” phenomenon, TLN’s Healthcare Executive Leadership (HcEL) program gives participants tools and techniques to help them advance as quickly as their talent and expertise can take them. 

In this immersive program, Black pioneers in executive leadership join industry experts and thought leaders to learn how to gain visibility and become natural choices whenever the top positions are being filled. 

Recent TLN research found that out of the 40 largest healthcare organizations across four industry sectors, only 8.5% were led by Blacks, none of whom were women.

Distinctive Faculty & Speakers

Current and past speakers have included:

Antoinette Hardy-Waller CEO // The Leverage Network
Bert Allen Principal // Allen Executive Coaching
Everett Cunningham Chief Commercial Officer // Exact Sciences
Anouk Pappers CEO / Brand // Anthropologist, Signitt
Gregory J. Vaughn Principal // Spencer Stuart


  • A View from The C-Suite
    Features prominent black executives from all industries who provide tools and techniques on how to navigate
    the C-Suite.

  • Deliver Impact
    Develop key learnings that help drive transformational change aligned with your organization’s mission.

  • Executive Coaching
    Benefit from facilitated leadership assessments, discussions and exercises that contribute to your growth and development, led by the program’s resident Executive Coach.

Participant Profile

  • Senior Executives who are currently 1 to 2 levels below enterprise C–suite roles
  • Identified by organization as “ready now” candidates for top positions

Program Format

  • Two full-day leadership forums with industry experts featuring ”A View from the C-suite”

  • Two ‘Positioning’ events with TLN’s Healthcare Board Initiative cohorts and sponsoring partners

  • Webinars and executive coaching sessions

Key Dates

Starts in September and ends in March


July (Early Enrollment)

August (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.

$3,500 program fee includes one year TLN membership.

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

Meet The HcEL Cohort II

Principal // GE Healthcare

Chief Operating Officer // HCA Florida Lake City Hospital

AVP Operations // Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center

Principal and Leader // WittKieffer | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Vice President and General Counsel // CommonSpirit Health

Healthchcare Executive Director // Genentech

System Senior Vice President Patient Care Coordination // CommonSpirit Health

System Vice President Population Health Innovation and Policy // CommonSpirit Health

Vice President, Muskoloskeletal Institute // Atrium Health

Division Vice President HR/ CHRO - North Carolina Division // CommonSpirit Health

Chief Operating Officer // Barnes-Jewish Hospital

VP, Assistant Administrator // Ardent Health Services | Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

Vice President of Operations, Central Region // Advocate Aurora Health

Chief Operating Officer // Mt. Siani Hospital

Regional Vice President, Imaging // GE Healthcare

Market Vice President // GE Healthcare

Senior Vice President, Area Manager - Hospital Administrator // Kaiser Permanente

Vice President, Clinical Integration // Atrium Health

Associate // McGuireWoods