Diversity and Cultural Competency Council (DCCC)

The Children's Hospital Diversity and Cultural Competency Council (DCCC) led by Inez Stewart, Vice President of Human Resources and under the guidance of the Executive Steering Committee, is charged with recommending and implementing changes to ensure culturally competent care to a diverse patient population, as well as to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

Among their may accomplishments include the development of new community initiatives to recruit qualified employees, the selection of outstanding diverse employees to participate in professional development programs, and the implementation of cultural competency training. The roughly 35 employees on the DCCC Council come from all levels of the organization-managers, VPs and front-line employees alike. 

The Executive Steering Committee includes:

  • S. Jean Emans, MD, director of the Office of Faculty Development
  • Inez Stewart, MEd, VP of Human Resources
  • Laura Wood, DNP, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services
  • Judith Zola, MBA, Director of Learning and Development.

Faculty and staff on the DCCC Council divided themselves into five working groups.