At the UPMC, diversity is how we achieve our mission and grow our business. Below are core groups the Center for Engagement and Inclusion work with to advance UPMC’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Agenda.
*Committee members who also serve on the UPMC Board of Directors.
Gregory Spencer, Chairperson
Chief Executive Officer, Randall Industries
President and Chief Executive Officer, Paragon Foods
Vaughn S. Clagette, MD
Practicing Hospitalist, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group
Julian Alonso Gonzalez Asenjo
Independent Spanish/Portuguese Interpreter
Pittsburgh Public Schools & Pittsburgh Language Access Network
Donald W. Beck, DPM
Vice President, Medical Staff, UPMC McKeesport
Rory Cooper, PhD
Director, Human Engineering Research Lab (HERL), University of Pittsburgh
President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
Ralph A. Falbo, Jr.
Owner, Ralph A. Falbo, Inc.
Chief US Pretrial Services Officer (Retired), U.S. District Court
Senior Policy Officer at The Pittsburgh Foundation
Director of Product Delivery, FHL Bank Pittsburgh
Alka A. Patel, JD
Vice President of Government and External Affairs, Comcast
Retired UPMC Administrator
UPMC respects that talent and skill are not limited but enhanced by the diversity and cultural expertise staff brings to the workplace.
Having a diverse employee presence at all levels provides a wealth of benefits.
It ensures we have the knowledge, critical thinking, agility, and innovation required of a leading and forward-thinking integrated health care system.
ERGs are employees networks formed based on shared experiences. ERGs can serve as a forum for: engagement in business opportunities and challenges, input to improve employee, patient, health plan member, and community experience, and team building.
C-ROC’s mission is to positively influence the training environment and to increase recruitment and engagement of all residents and fellows of color.
C-ROC achieves their goals by:
DLN's mission is to serve as a resource to the organization to positively influence the environment, ensure professional development of all under-represented people of color, and to assist the organization in achieving its diversity and inclusion plan.
DLN achieves their goals by:
The council's mission is to recruit, retain, and enhance the development of diverse UPMC nurses and support staff at all levels.
It fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce by:
PICUP’s mission is to serve as a core component of our physician diversity infrastructure charged with creating strategies to recruit, retain, and develop the professional success and advancement of diverse physicians and trainees, especially those who are under-represented minorities within UPMC and University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) academic medical center.
PICUP achieves their goals by:
PRIDE Health’s mission is to serve employees, faculty, staff, students, residents, fellows, and providers in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI+) community and its allies throughout UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences to create a safe, visible, and vibrant environment for education, research, mentoring, support, and advocacy.
PRIDE Health achieves their goals by:
UPMC ENABLED’s mission is to serve as a resource to our colleagues with differing abilities and to the organization, upholding the UPMC Core Values while creating a global, empowered culture of inclusivity that welcomes all employees, without bias.
UPMC ENABLED achieves their goals by:
UPMC Serves' mission is to leverage our time, energy, and talent to solve issues facing veterans and their supporters throughout our communities.
Our objectives are as follows:
WIT’s mission is to inspire, empower, and promote female technology career paths at UPMC and in the community.
WIT achieves their goals by:
WITH’s mission is to develop, promote, and retain female talent in the financial field, while enriching their leadership skills, business practices, personal contacts, and job options at UPMC.
WITH achieves their goals by:
The Center for Engagement and Inclusion brings together and works with a number of councils and committees. These groups are vital to our success at UPMC and in the communities we serve.
The UPMC Center for Social Impact, in collaboration with the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care, launched to coordinate, evaluate, and expand programming and innovations that address both the social needs and social determinants of the members and communities UPMC serves.
The UPMC Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) engage with the disability community and helps to guide efforts and priorities. The goal of the DRC is to improve access to health care for patients with disabilities through:
This program works with businesses owned and operated by diverse individuals, including those who identify as:
The group advises the UPMC Supplier Diversity and Inclusion team on vendor experiences with UPMC.
They also provide diverse businesses the chance to grow through access to:
The Wolff Center works throughout the UPMC system to provide our staff with dynamic and clinically up-to-date education on a range of topics. Our goal is to empower staff with the tools and the information they need to not only provide excellent care, but also to discover ways we can improve on our delivery of care.