In her role as Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Carolinas HealthCare System, Ms. Harris is responsible for advancing and supporting the organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Guided by her passion for advancing cultural competence and equity, Ms. Harris has been a leader in system diversity initiatives since 1998. Previously, she served in various leadership positions within the company; including Nurse Director, Vice President and Assistant Vice President. Ms. Harris received a BSN from Florida State University, a Master’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Healthcare Administration and a Certificate in Diversity Management (CDM) from the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and earned the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She serves on the board of directors of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and is the chair of the American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare. She is a past recipient of the Diversity in Business Award from the Diversity Council of the Carolinas and the Charlotte Business Journal. She is married to an OB/GYN physician and has 4 lovely and accomplished daughters.