Dr. Andrew Lee
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
WellStar Health System
Headquarters: Marietta, Georgia
Industry: Health Care
CEO: Candice Saunders
His Credentials: PhD, psychology, California School of Professional Psychology; Master’s degree, healthcare administration, University of Southern California; Master’s degree, psychology, University of San Diego
His Philosophy: So much work, so little time.
In 2019, the organization launched the WellStar Center for Health Equity, which works to advance health equity through community engagement, partnership, internal transformation, capacity building, health policy, and system advocacy. WellStar also held an Inclusive Leadership and Diversity Healthcare Summit, in order to bring leaders from across disciplines in the health care industry to tackle cutting-edge issues the industry is dealing with today.
WellStar Health System also partnered with DiversityMBA to present the National Inclusive Leadership Healthcare Summit, bringing leaders together to begin a dialogue about the importance of health care reform practices, a subject that continues to stir discussion across the country. Genetic inheritance, personal behaviors, and access or lack thereof to quality health care, as well as the general external environment are common points of concern within the health care field. However, a closer look at the social determinants of health, and the influence of diversity and inclusion within the workforce, may provide the answers we seek when it comes to health care. Hot topics include community health, population health, diverse and inclusive leadership, and competency, and how each affects health care.