Inclusion Council

The Norton Healthcare Inclusion Council is responsible for ensuring inclusion-related strategies are implemented across Norton Healthcare for our patients, employees, suppliers and the community as outlined in the Inclusion Strategic Plan. This may involve assessing current practices and training courses or programs as well as advocating or participating in activities related to diversity and inclusion.

The Inclusion Council is composed of employees representing departments across Norton Healthcare. Council members are expected to support the integration and infusion of inclusion and inclusive behaviors, and achieve results in their departments.


Our inclusion strategy is to infuse, integrate and operationalize diversity and inclusion into the Norton Healthcare system. The council will work to:

  • Be viewed as a leader in maintaining an inclusive environment
  • Ensure staff contribute to an inclusive environment
  • Ensure staff are culturally competent and skilled at serving and caring for the entire community
  • Ensure the demographics of our organization reflect the communities we serve by having diverse leaders at all levels
  • Be viewed externally by patients and their families, business partners and communities as a leader in ensuring an inclusive culture

Inclusion Council members

The Inclusion Council is composed of employees representing various departments within our organization.

Roles of Inclusion Council members:

  • Lead the integration and infusion of inclusion, inclusion behaviors and results in their departments
  • Complete assignments that occur outside the council’s meetings
  • Regularly attend council meetings and communicate the progress and results related to inclusion initiatives

The time spent participating as a council member is part of each member’s performance plan, and he or she is evaluated on council-related performance and accountability. The goal of this strategy is to integrate, infuse, operationalize and institutionalize diversity and inclusion into the Norton Healthcare system.

Executive sponsors

Russell F. Cox
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gladys Lopez
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Inclusion Council members

Amanda Abernathy
Program Coordinator, Employee Outreach

Kimberly Blanding
Director, Talent Acquisition

Alex Bryant
Contract Administrator, Norton Children’s Hospital

Nicholas Clark
Manager, Marketing

Stacy Cohen
Director, Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center

Amanda Current
Director, Events and Internal Relationships, Norton Healthcare Foundation

Kerrie Fullen
Manager, Patient Experience, Norton Cancer Institute

Beth Groves
Surgery Scheduler, Norton Orthopedic Institute

Rhonda Hoffman
System Director, Research

Traci Johnson
Director, Human Resources

Vicki Lee, R.N.
Endoscopy, Norton Hospital

Anthony Mathis
Director, Energy and MWBE Initiatives

Leigh Mayes
System Director, Division Operations Projects

Anne Monell
Director, Major Gifts

Brent Pacanowski
Director, Purchasing, Materiel Management

Rinit Pancholi, M.D.
Physician, Norton Immediate Care Center – Dixie

Marc Poe
Supervisor, Environmental Services, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Brenda Stewart
Director, Provider Operations, Norton Medical Group

Nadareca Thibeaux
Senior Project Manager, System Project Management Office

Corenza Townsend
Practice Manager, Physician Services, Norton Leatherman Spine

Andrew Williams
Manager, Security, Norton Audubon Hospital

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