The Power of Partnership in Diversity and Inclusion

October 19, 2020

Speaker: Lisa Gutierrez, IU Health & Todd Williams, IU Health WCR

Please join us to hear Lisa Gutierrez, VP Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at IU Health & Todd Williams, CFO of IU Health West Central Region, to learn more about the impact of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The discussion will center primarily around creating an open environment that allows honest communication and stronger partnerships between male and female colleagues. The goal of this conversation would be to create a place that our members can bring their male colleagues and supervisors to discuss tangible ways to partner together for shared success. We encourage you to invite a male colleague to this webinar!

Todd Williams joined IU Health in October 2018 to serve as Chief Financial Officer for the West Central Region, including Arnett Physician Group and Arnett, White Memorial and Frankfort Hospitals.  Todd enjoys partnering on regional cultural and diversity and inclusion initiatives and his role was recently expanded to include executive sponsorship of Patient Experience.

Prior to joining IUH, Todd served in various Vice President roles at Cardinal Health, including leading approximately 500 customer service associates as VP Customer Support Services, VP Program Management working to integrate acquired businesses in Europe and Latin America and VP of Finance supporting Cardinal Health’s Enterprise Technology team.

Todd’s other professional experiences include owning and operating an Express Employment Professionals staffing and recruiting franchise, Director of Administration and Enterprise Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer for the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS), various Corporate Finance roles at Eli Lilly and Company and a couple of years at Deloitte & Touche.

Todd has a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors of Science degrees from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Lisa Gutierrez serves as chief diversity and inclusion officer for Indiana University Health. In this role, she provides strategic direction for the system’s ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts.

Lisa has a passion for leveraging diversity to help drive business results and serves as a strategic thought partner to all IU Health team members regarding the intersection of diversity, inclusion, innovation and IU Health’s promise of “The Best care, designed for you.”

More recently, Lisa was the Chief Diversity Officer for Cardinal Health, a $130 billion company with 50,000 employees in 60 countries. She led the development and deployment of strategies to support a diverse and inclusive culture fostering respect and appreciation for diversity of thought, experience and background.

Prior to Cardinal Health, she launched and led her own consulting firm, LG Strategies, LLC, and served as the executive director of global diversity at Cummins, Inc. In this role, she led all global diversity and inclusion strategies, including internal consulting, education and communication to more than 50 countries. Lisa’s background also includes more than 15 years at Procter and Gamble, Deloitte Consulting and the University of California in a variety of assignments encompassing both line and staff functional experience in nine different industries.

Monday, October 19, 2020

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM



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