Partners HealthCare today announced that it has created the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and filled it with Dani Monroe, who has led diversity efforts for some of the country’s largest organizations. In this new role, Monroe will be responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative diversity and inclusion strategy at Partners HealthCare.
“Dani brings a wealth of experience to her new position,” said Peter K. Markell, Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Partners HealthCare. “Her skills and energy will help Partners do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is reflective of the patients that we care for and that we have the right mix of leaders and a broad array of perspectives in order to make the best business and programmatic decisions necessary to meet the needs of our diverse patient population.”
As the Founder and President of Center Focus International, Inc., Monroe worked with Partners’ Diversity and Inclusion Council over the past two years to develop the organization’s diversity and inclusion vision and strategy. In this new role, she will provide leadership in the execution of Partners’ strategy and her work will primarily focus on enhancing the diversity and inclusion efforts of Partners corporate departments while building upon similar work underway at Partners’ institutions.
At Center Focus International, Monroe also led diversity, inclusion and organization effectiveness efforts for the Central Intelligence Agency, John Hancock, Hasbro, Pfizer, Novartis, Raytheon, Shell America, the State Street Corporation and the Walt Disney Company, among others. Monroe is also a published author on the topic of workforce diversity. She received the Boston Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award in Diversity, and in 2012, she was appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women by then-Governor Deval Patrick. She holds a master’s degree in organization development from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s from California State University in Dominguez Hills.