Equity, Inclusion and Diversity AdvisorCompany: Mayo Clinic
Role: Session Presenter
Erick Garcia, MHA, is a multifaceted leader with a diverse background in healthcare administration, human resources and equity, inclusion and diversity. With over 5 years’ experience working on equity and inclusion strategies for large, multi-state organizations, Erick has been able to create and foster an inclusive culture, move the needle on health disparities, and create sustainable foundations for equity programs at all levels.
Joining Mayo Clinic in 2021, Erick has the pleasure of serving as Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Advisor for the Arizona site and shields where he supports leadership, physicians, scientists, nursing, as well as allied health staff. As EID Advisor, Erick focuses on creating a culture that fosters inclusion and belonging through education programs, media management, mentorship and sponsorship, community outreach, and social media initiatives. Through this role, Erick strives to ensure every employee can bring their authentic self to work no matter their race, culture, background, beliefs, or expressions.
Erick received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University and a master’s degree Health Care Administration from Grand Canyon University. In addition to his role, he is a proud father of two and husband to an emergency department Nurse. As experienced leader in equity, inclusion, and diversity, he is a servant leader, courageous, and not afraid to challenge the status quo to encourage a different way of thinking.