Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are Executive Leaders in Healthcare and Corporate America who are dedicated and committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion for African Americans/Blacks in governance.

Antoinette Hardy-Waller, MJ, BSN, RN is Chief Executive Officer of The Leverage Network, a non-profit organization committed to the promotion and advancement of African Americans to Governance and Board roles in healthcare.

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Caretha Coleman

Chair // Coleman Consulting

Caretha Coleman, Director, Adviser, Executive Coach, Community Advocate, Volunteer.  Getting her start at Hewlett Packard, Caretha has spent 40 years in the technology industry working with start-ups and early stage

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Eric Conley

President // Froedtert Hospital

Eric Conley is the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Froedtert Health joining the organization in July of 2018. He is responsible for the planning, development and oversight of the day-to-day operations of Froedtert Hospital, an 800 bed $1.8 billion organization,

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Ramon Gregory

SVP // Samsung Electronics America

Ramon Gregory is the Senior Vice President of Customer Care for Samsung. Part of Ramon’s responsibilities includes leading customer care for $30B in sales across three lines of business (mobile, consumer electronics, and home appliances) and distribution, B2B, B2C, and partner channels operating in almost every country. Develop and drive the overall strategy for all customer service initiatives to create best-in-class, integrated, multichannel customer care experiences that are as innovative as Samsung’s highly reputable line of products.

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Partner // Heidrick & Struggles

Michael J. Loiacano is a partner at Heidrick & Struggles, focusing on recruitment and advisory services at the board, chief executive and senior executive level in the Healthcare Services sector. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, he is a member of the global Healthcare and Life Sciences and CEO and Board of Directors Practices.

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Community Relations/Public Affairs // UPS

a Rue Martin, Jr. is Manager of Community Relations/Public Affairs for United Parcel Service, UPS, a publicly traded Fortune 500 company. He joined UPS in 1987 as a delivery driver in Portland, Oregon and quickly rose through the ranks securing roles in Customer Service, Employee Relations and Human Resources. 

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Partner // McGuireWoods

As the Chairwoman of the firm’s Healthcare Department, Amber Walsh chairs one of the largest healthcare practices in the United States and is a leader in promoting the advancement of women in the private equity sector.

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Chief Diversity Officer // CommonSpirit Health

Rosalyn Carpenter is the Chief Diversity Officer for CommonSpirit Health, the merged entity of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, encompasses 800+ care locations, approximately 150,000 employees, and $29.2 billion in revenues. Delivering clinical excellence through hospitals and care centers covering 21 states, CommonSpirit Health is accessible to nearly one in four U.S. residents.

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Former CHRO // Ascension Health

Challis Lowe is a Board member and Business Strategist with Operational and P&L experience. Provided leadership and oversight on difficult governance and risk management issues; management of human and financial assets.

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Former Vice President // Abbott Laboratories

Al B Reid is the retired Vice President of Abbott’s Corporate Development Organization. In this role, he served as a strategic and operational partner for Abbott global business enterprises and management teams.

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President // Kaiser Foundation Health Plan - Mid-Atlantic

Ruth Williams-Brinkley is president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. In this role, Williams-Brinkley oversees all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia.

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Sr. EVP & CAO// CommonSpirit Health (Former)

Senior Executive and Board-Level Leader, Healthcare
Patricia (Pat) Golden Webb is a board-level executive who currently serves as a director for Telecare Corporation.

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