Froedtert Health names chief diversity officer

    Andres Gonzalez has been named vice president and chief diversity officer for Froedtert Health, where he will be responsible for overseeing the integration of diversity initiatives throughout the organization, including expanding workforce diversity and strengthening community relationships.

    “Andres Gonzalez is a highly qualified individual with solid experience and strong leadership skills in health care settings. In addition, as a bicultural, bilingual leader, he has firsthand experience with the disparities in health care, education and opportunities that we strive to understand and address,” said Dennis Pollard, Froedtert Health chief operating officer and president of the community hospital division. “We’re fortunate to have his guidance as we continue our efforts to develop true cultural competence throughout our health network.”

    Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Gonzalez served as chief diversity and inclusion officer at Baystate Health System, an integrated health care delivery system in Springfield, Mass. He also spent five years at Cleveland Clinic as director of diversity, community outreach and supplier diversity. In both positions, Gonzalez created and championed programs and processes to foster and sustain cultural competence.

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