Dec 20, 2022

Health Equity Summit: Building Equity in Nursing and Health Care Leadership

December 1, 2022

11:30 AM - 4:15 PM ET

The AARP and Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action health equity summit, “Building Equity in Nursing and Health Care Leadership,” brought together local, state, and national stakeholders focused on advancing equity in health care workforce decisions and private-sector policies, and championing nurses from racial and ethnic groups who have faced systemic barriers to advancing their careers into leadership positions, especially in health systems and academia.

The event was sponsored by AHIP, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, and UnitedHealth Group.

Welcome and Fireside Chat:

Master of Ceremonies: Jazmine Cooper, MBA , Project Advisor, Advocacy & Consumer Affairs, Center to Champion Nursing in America, AARP  

Welcome Remarks: Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP  

The Urgent Need and Benefits of Equity in Nursing and Health Care Leadership

Speaker: Aisha K. Mix, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAN, Rear Admiral, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Service 
Moderator: Edna Kane Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, AARP

Nursing Career Progression Video 1 and Panel 1

Diversify the Nursing Workforce to Help Eliminate Disparities and Achieve Health Equity


  • Kenya Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Provost, Social Mission & Academic Excellence, Chamberlain University  
  • J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, APRN, FAAN , Tyson Endowed Termed Chair for Gerontological Research and Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania  
  • Jimmy Reyes, DNP, PhD, RN, Associate Director of Practice and Education, Board of Nursing, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Moderator: Jazmine Cooper

Nursing Career Progression Video 2 and Panel 2

Making it Happen: A Diverse Nursing Workforce 


  • Tasheeba L. Mongeon, LPN, Perinatal Nurse Case Manager, Jordan Health Center
  • Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement, United Health Group 
  • Ana McKee, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, The Joint Commission
  • DeAnna Minus-Vincent, MPA, Executive Vice President, Chief Social Justice and Accountability Officer, RWJBarnabas Health  

Moderator: John Mathewson, MHSA, Chief Operating Officer, AHIP   

Nursing Career Progression Video 3 and Panel 3

Making the Commitment: A Diverse Nursing Leadership


  • Taquana Holley, DNP, MSN, RN, Clinical Educator, Critical Care for the Center for Professional Development Innovation and Research, Monmouth Medical Center
  • Marcus D. Henderson, MSN, RN, Board Member, American Nurses Association, PhD Student, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Simmy King, DNP, MHA, FAAN, Chief Treasurer, Board of Directors, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, Chief Nursing Informatics and Education Officer, Children’s National Hospital
  • Adrianna Nava, PhD, MPA, RN, President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses 
  • Deneen Richmond, MHA, RN, President, Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center 

Moderator: Deborah Stamps, EdD, MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC

A Call to Action and Closing  
  • Jean Accius, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP
  • Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute and Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America and Family Caregiving Initiatives, AARP  



The event was sponsored by AHIP, The Leapfrog Group, UnitedHealth Group, and The Joint Commission.