At Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works to fulfill our mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – FOR ALL and to achieve our Diversity Agenda.

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We know that the best way to have a lasting impact is to create systems, policies, processes and practices that live on. Our five Culture Commitments inspire us to achieve our 2025 Bold Goal aimed at achieving: Transformative Equity in healthcare, leadership, workforce, learners and community.

Culture Commitments

In the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Our Leadership and Team

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRSCE

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), DFSVS, MAMSE

Chief Academic Officer, Advocate Health
Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Wake Forest University

Mick Fisher

Mick Fisher, MA

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Brenda A. Latham-Sadler, MD

Brenda Latham-Sadler, MD, FAAFP

Vice Chief Academic Officer, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Affiliate, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Montez Lane-Brown

Montez Lane-Brown, MPH

HR Manager, Office of DEI

L'Oréal Neal

L'Oréal Neal, MBA

HR Program Manager, Office of DEI

Jakki Opollo

Jakki Opollo, PhD, RN, MSN, MPH, NEA-BC

Vice President, Talent Initiatives & Regional Chief Diversity Officer

Voices for All

Affinity/System Resource Groups

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist embraces the diversity of our teammates, providers, faculty and students and works to create an environment of inclusion. Our affinity/system resource groups offer our teammates opportunities to come together based on a common identity or experience, speak up and be heard, learn through mentorship, and understand the resources available within our health system and the local communities.

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Benefits of Affinity/System Resource Groups at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist