Le Joyce Naylor steps into the senior vice president and chief diversity, equity, & inclusion officer roles for Wellstar Health System. Naylor began her role on August 2 to provide systemwide thought leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of DE&I initiatives at Wellstar.
â€œLe Joyce will work with leaders across our organization to advance Wellstarâ€™s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and cultural competence programs to positively impact patients, team members and the communities we serve â€“ both today and into the future,â€ saysÂ Candice L. Saunders, president and CEO of Wellstar Health System.
Naylor has nearly 20 years of diversity and inclusion experience and a track record of setting strategy, engaging stakeholders and driving results, including leadership of DE&I initiatives in a healthcare setting.
Most recently, she served as the executive director diversity & inclusion officer at the Cleveland Clinic. She was responsible for driving the diversity and inclusion strategy and execution for more than 66,000 employees and oversaw the systemâ€™s 21 Diversity Councils and 13 Employee Resource Groups. Under Naylorâ€™s leadership, the Cleveland Clinic received National recognition for their employee resource groups, along with being recognized by DiversityInc. as a Top 10 Health System for twelve consecutive years, most notably ranking #1 in 2019.