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Reflections from Dr. Rhett Brown, Part 1

May 12, 2020
Dr. Rhett Brown, family medicine provider from Novant Health Midtown Family Medicine shares an inside perspective on one of the biggest influences in his life informing how he chooses to live and care for his patients.


Reflections on diversity and inclusion with Dr. Trang Vuong and Pat Campbell

March 17, 2020
In this episode we will hear from Dr. Trang Vuong, Novant Health physician and Pat Campbell, vice president of the women's and children's institute at Novant Health. Their reflections paint a clear picture of the importance and relevance of diversity across the vast, team member landscape at Novant Health.

Tanya Blackmon Chief Diversity and Inclusion and Equity Officer - What is D&I and E?

February 25, 2020
Tanya Blackmon, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer, does a deep dive and defines what diversity, inclusion and equity are for Novant Health and our community.

What is health equity?

February 18, 2020
Dr. Chere Gregory, Novant Health senior vice president and chief health equity officer, breaks down the concept of health equity and what Novant Health is doing to promote it. A must listen for anyone working in the industry or utilizing healthcare --- that's pretty much all of us!

Healthcare from a social justice lens: have we reached Dr. King's promised land?

February 18, 2020
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month, we wanted to take a moment to examine the progress toward social justice from a healthcare perspective. You will hear candid conversation from Novant Health director of health equity, Yvonne Dixon, as she links key quotes from Dr. King to the work Novant Health is doing in 2020 and beyond. Stick around for an awesome glimpse into Yvonne's childhood as she describes an encounter with a less famous but perhaps more influential leader close to Dr. King.

Excerpts from an Olympian - an insider's perspective on diversity in sports

February 04, 2020
Listen in as we hear snippets from Cullen Jones' conversation with Brandi Edwards. He shares details of his experience as he matriculated through the sport of swimming as a minority in the sport. Jones is a two-time medal winner and American record holder. He is also a new team member at the Novant Health Foundation.

What would you do if today was the last day that you heard a sound?

December 10, 2019
Living with a disability can be difficult in a word made for fully able people. Novant Health is encouraging its team member to seek to understand exactly what it is like to live with a communication barrier. The "Different, Different World" exhibit offers participants an opportunity to experience a world with communication barriers for those that are deaf, deaf-blind and heard of hearing. Hear from a Novant Health leader that is profoundly hard of hearing and some of her personal struggles through the her lifetime, as well as participants who experienced the simulation and its impact.

The journey of a leader from the battle lines to the boardroom

December 03, 2019
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center President and COO, Roland Bibeau, recounts his personal and professional journey through the ranks of the military and into healthcare leadership. Along the way he encounters many dimensions of diversity and shares how it has enriched his work, perspectives and service to the community.

D&I Speaks: Melissa Parker

November 26, 2019
Differences are what make us unique. In this episode you will hear the story of a Novant Health executive, Melissa Parker, as she recounts her early years with the organization and how she learned to embrace her differences and juggle life as an attorney, wife and new mother. Today, she serves as a model for working parents on her team and how to ensure that their unique life and personal experiences are valued and accommodated.

Diversity and inclusion up close with Joy Greear

November 19, 2019
In this episode we talk to Joy Greear, president and COO of Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center. As one of the newest facilities of Novant Health, Joy discusses the focus on diversity and inclusion as they prepared to open its doors to the Mint Hill community.

BONUS EPISODE: What's the business of the Business Resource Group?

November 19, 2019
As a bonus, we invite you to hear more about each of Novant Health's 12 Business Resource Groups (BRGs). You'll also hear from some of our BRG leaders sharing who they are and why they joined as well as examples of some of the remarkable work happening within these groups. For more information on BRGs at Novant Health, email us at

What's a BRG?

November 19, 2019
Novant Health has a robust diversity, inclusion and health equity program. At the core are our BRGs or Business Resource Groups. These groups, comprised of Novant Health team members, are highly engaged across the health system and within our communities. They are doing critical work that benefits us all from patients to team members to the community. We invite you to learn more in this podcast!