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Stanford Medicine has hired Sackey to be its first chief diversity and inclusion officer, a role she is well suited for after 14 years at Tufts, where she was the dean for multicultural affairs and global health at its medical school and then associate provost and chief diversity officer for its health sciences schools.
“We have, as it goes, a thousand flowers blooming, but the commission felt that in order to really elevate DEI as a core value, we need a leader who will unify our work across the organization. That is what we hope to see from a CDIO and what I believe we’ve found in Joyce Sackey,” said Terrence Mayes, an associate dean at Stanford who led the hiring search.
“Two years ago, we pledged as a leadership team to confront racism in all forms and actively apply our talent and resources to drive meaningful systemic change,” said Stanford Health Care president and CEO David Entwistle, adding: “Joyce’s arrival to Stanford Medicine signals a new chapter for our institution, one that will bring forth a more inclusive and equitable environment for our patients and our community.”
Sackey has served on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees since 2021.