50 African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know

50 African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know


The best healthcare delivery requires leadership from diverse backgrounds and experiences. This list highlights African Americans who have taken on leadership roles across the country at hospitals and health systems as well as in national organizations. Both established and emerging leaders are featured on this list. These individuals influence how their organizations approach healthcare delivery, develop healthcare policy and advocate for the next generation of leaders.

Becker’s Hospital Review accepted recommendations and conducted internal research to develop this list. Individuals cannot pay for inclusion on this list, which appears in alphabetical order.

Bryan Bennett. Executive Director and Founder of the Healthcare Center of Excellence. Mr. Bennett is executive director and founder of the Healthcare Center of Excellence, a research and consulting organization that aims to help healthcare organizations implement and manage technology, processes and human resources. He also writes on big data and health technology transformation for the HIMSS Future Care website. In addition to his work with the Healthcare Center of Excellence, Mr. Bennett is an adjunct professor for Chicago-based Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies and teaches consumer behavior for West Virginia University’s Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program.


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