Dr. Andrew Lee
Chief Diversity & Inclusion OfficerCompany: WellStar Health System
Role: Session Presenter Session: Promising Strategies to Advance Health Equity, Myth or Reality? How Can We Engage Diverse Patient Populations to Address the Social Determinate of Health? (S2-I)
Dr. Lee, is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for WellStar Health System. WellStar Health System is the largest Health system in the State of Georgia with multiple Level 1 Trauma network with more than 25,000 employees. As WellStar’s chief executive leader of diversity & inclusion, Dr. Lee is responsible for the development and execution of system-wide strategic diversity and inclusion approach which differentiate WellStar Health System in the competitive healthcare market. To this end, Dr. Lee implements leading-edge and next-generation diversity and inclusion and community engagement strategies to progress the organization’s diversity management capability and regional presence as a diversity thought leader. Before WellStar Health System, Dr. Lee was the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Advocate Health Care. Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois; with more than 35,000 associates, including 6,300 affiliated physicians and nearly 10,000 nurses.
Dr. Lee has been recognized for his work in health care, fortune 50 corporations, as he is actively engaged in many philanthropic and community based organization supporting numerous charitable initiatives. Dr. Lee is a board member for Diversity MBA Magazine organization, a national leadership publication partnering with diverse managers, executives in leadership; developing professionals, students, and the business community. Dr. Lee has been involved with Chicago United, an organization who promotes multiracial leadership in business to advance economic opportunity. Also, Dr. Lee was an advisory member of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. He is a regular advisor/speaker at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion hosted by the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. Dr. Lee has taught as a visiting lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, and American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, Dr. Lee’s strong passion in community service has led to his recognition as a top leader 40 under 40 from the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s acknowledging business leaders and professionals making an impact in multicultural communities. Recently, Dr. Lee has been recognized as a top executive leader from diversityMBA publication.
Dr. Andrew H. Lee earned a doctorate degree in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and completed two master’s degree studies from University of Southern California Masters Health Administration and University of San Diego Masters Clinical Psychology.