Dr. Andrew Lee
Chief Diversity & Inclusion OfficerCompany: WellStar Health System
Role: Session Presenter
Session: The Toxicity of Patient Bias: Fostering Inclusion When Patients Don’t Share Our Values (SEM - K)
Dr. Andrew H. Lee is the chief diversity and inclusion officer for WellStar Health System, which is the largest health system in the state of Georgia with multiple Level 1 Trauma networks and more than 25,000 employees. As WellStar’s chief executive leader of diversity and inclusion, Andrew is responsible for the development and execution of the system-wide strategic diversity and inclusion approach which differentiates WellStar in the competitive healthcare market. To this end, he 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, Andrew was the vice president and chief diversity officer for Advocate Health Care. Advocate is the largest health system in Illinois with more than 35,000 associates, including 6,300 affiliated physicians and nearly 10,000 nurses.
Andrew has been recognized for his work in health care by Fortune 50 corporations, as he is actively engaged in many philanthropic and community-based organizations supporting numerous charitable initiatives. He is a board member for Diversity MBA Magazine, a national leadership publication partnering with diverse managers, executives in leadership, developing professionals, students, and the business community. He has been involved with Chicago United, an organization that promotes multiracial leadership in business to advance economic opportunity, and was an advisory member of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. In addition, Andrew’s strong passion for community service led to his recognition as a Top 40 Under 40 Leader from San Diego Metropolitan magazine, acknowledging business leaders and professionals making an impact in multicultural communities. Recently, he was recognized as a Top Executive Leader from Diversity MBA Magazine.
Andrew is a regular advisor and speaker at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion hosted by the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn., and has taught as a visiting lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, and American College of Healthcare Executives. Andrew earned a doctorate degree in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and completed two master’s degree programs: University of Southern California Master of Health Administration and University of San Diego Master of Clinical Psychology.