Sady Alvarado-Fischer, vice-president of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Univera Healthcare, has been selected as a “Healthcare Diversity Leader”by the National Diversity Council. She will be formally recognized for her leadership excellence at the 4th Annual National Healthcare DEI Conference to be held on Tues., Aug. 1 and Wed., Aug. 2.
Sady is a dynamic and highly sought-after, award-winning Queer, feminist, Latina changemaker, known for her energy and passion around social justice issues. She develops, leads, and executes our company’s DEI strategy.
The National Diversity Council engages in dialog and action with the healthcare community on inclusion & leadership best practices. The council addresses all issues pertaining to cultural awareness in the health industry to create a positive impact on individuals, organizations, and the community.
"Sady pours her heart and soul into advancing our health plan’s commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice. She is very deserving of the National Diversity Council’s Healthcare Diversity Leader award. The impact that Sady has made here at Univera Healthcare and in the community has enriched the lives of many and empowered change and success,” says Lori Florack, Univera Healthcare’s vice president of Human Resources.
She is entrusted with challenging the status quo and creating a welcoming and equitable work culture. Under her leadership, DEI went from one department’s job to everyone’s responsibility to apply what she calls an “I.D.E.A. Mindset.” She has led the implementation of several policies, programs, and practices that are intentional about addressing and eliminating the impact of biases in all parts of the business. In addition to leading corporate key DEI goals, Sady works across all lines of business to identify and implement key divisional DEI-related goals.
For the latest information on Univera Healthcare’s DEI efforts visit here.
Kandis Fuller, APR Kandis.Fuller@univerahealthcare.com
Univera Healthcare is a nonprofit health plan that serves members across the eight counties of Western New York. With more than 500 Buffalo-based employees and a local leadership team, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. Univera is part of a Rochester-based health insurer that serves more than 1.5 million members across upstate New York. Its mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care, and its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. To learn more, visit UniveraHealthcare.com.