Director, Culture, Diversity & InclusionCompany: Allina Health
Role: Session Presenter
2020 Conference Session:
Implicit Bias Training and Its Impact on Eliminating Health Disparities in the Human Life Cycle
A seasoned diversity and inclusion leader and consultant, Jackie Thomas-Hall joined Allina Health in December 2018 as director of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion. She returned to the Twin Cities after 10 years in Michigan where she led diversity efforts for two health systems. She has been responsible for setting the strategic direction and leadership for all diversity/inclusion programs and initiatives, and her experience has afforded work in both the corporate and private sectors as well as with domestic and international companies.
Jackie’s past accomplishments include: enhancing core diversity programs including CEO engagement; implementing mentoring programs focusing on enhancing diversity in leadership; and developing HR metrics to include elements of diversity and using internal resources and tools to develop and guide focus.
Jackie has presented at both local and national conferences including the University of St. Thomas continuing education program, The Multicultural Diversity Forum, National Multicultural Training Institute Conference (NMCI), Lansing Chapter of SHRM, and other local agencies. Prior to arriving at Allina Health, she also worked for several key industry leaders such as The Pillsbury Company, General Mills, Medtronic, Inc., and Kraft Foods. Her healthcare experiences include Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Mich., and Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich.
Ms. Thomas-Hall earned her BA in psychology from the University of Kansas, and her MBA from Phoenix University. She enjoys time away from work with her family: Thelonious (spouse), daughters (Jasmine and Bria), and grandchildren (Payeton and Thelonious—yes, named after Grandpa!)