Le Joyce Naylor steps into the senior vice president and chief diversity, equity, & inclusion officer roles for Wellstar Health System. Naylor began her role on August 2 to provide systemwide thought leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of DE&I initiatives at Wellstar.
“Le Joyce will work with leaders across our organization to advance Wellstar’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and cultural competence programs to positively impact patients, team members and the communities we serve – both today and into the future,” says Candice L. Saunders, president and CEO of Wellstar Health System.
Naylor has nearly 20 years of diversity and inclusion experience and a track record of setting strategy, engaging stakeholders and driving results, including leadership of DE&I initiatives in a healthcare setting.
Most recently, she served as the executive director diversity & inclusion officer at the Cleveland Clinic. She was responsible for driving the diversity and inclusion strategy and execution for more than 66,000 employees and oversaw the system’s 21 Diversity Councils and 13 Employee Resource Groups. Under Naylor’s leadership, the Cleveland Clinic received National recognition for their employee resource groups, along with being recognized by DiversityInc. as a Top 10 Health System for twelve consecutive years, most notably ranking #1 in 2019.