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Joseph B. Hill, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia. His extensive work stretches nearly three decades, with varied experiences and responsibilities that have led him to multiple leadership roles in diverse disciplines.


At Jefferson, Hill leads the Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. At the same time, he is a board member of Intelligere Inc. a portfolio company of Generation Growth Capital, a private equity firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Virginia Union University, one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges.


Prior to joining Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System in 2015, he served as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he developed a diversity and inclusion program that became an integral part of the health system’s values, strategy and operational initiatives. Under his leadership, Froedtert’s diversity and inclusion team was nationally recognized for supplier diversity and health care equality.


From 2007 to 2010, Joseph was the Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the American Cancer Society’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta, where he provided strategic direction, management and support for diversity and inclusion initiatives. He was also the American Cancer Society’s National Director of Diversity and External partnerships with responsibility for working with all 17 divisions on diversity and inclusion strategies. In addition, he served as the senior leader in the development and implementation of business relationships with key diverse community organizations and leaders. Prior to the American Cancer Society, Joseph applied his skills at the corporate headquarters of Cingular Wireless, which became AT&T Mobility, where he served as Senior Diversity Manager.


Joseph earned a B.A. from Virginia Union University, an M.A. from Howard University and a Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) from Georgetown University and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management.


A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Joseph is a frequent speaker at national forums where he shares his depth of knowledge and experience on the importance of diversity and strategic partnerships in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Joseph and his wife Ericka reside in Philadelphia and Atlanta.    

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