Nebraska Medicine - Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer

NE, Omaha

Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska is seeking a passionate, experienced and inspirational leader to serve as its inaugural Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer. This role presents an exciting opportunity to advance broad and sustained organizational change in a large, complex and highly-respected academic healthcare institution. 

Nebraska Medicine is a $1.8 billion academic and community-based health system with over 10,000 colleagues and physicians. In addition to the 718-bed academic medical center and a 91-bed community hospital, the organization includes an integrated faculty practice plan of over 650 physicians and a large ambulatory care platform. Nebraska Medicine enjoys strong philanthropic support, boasts top decile safety outcomes and is in the early stages of a nearly $2 billion campus renovation. 

Reporting dually to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Legal & Advocacy Officer, the CIDO will work toward cultivating a learning and working environment that encourages and supports diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout the enterprise and more broadly, within the community and across the region. With the full support of the Nebraska Medicine Board of Directors and in collaboration with numerous and diverse stakeholder groups, the CIDO will develop and implement strategies that ensure everyone has a voice at the table and that organizational policies, practices and systems reflect the principles of DEI in a meaningful, productive and sustained manner. 

The ideal candidate will bring organizational savvy, exceptional change management skills and a proven track record of demonstrated sustained results and impactful change outcomes. Nebraska Medicine seeks a passionate, experienced and inspirational leader who is organizationally savvy, providing exceptional change management skills and a proven track record of sustained results and impactful change outcomes. Alignment with Nebraska Medicine’s values, a relationship and partnership orientation, and a balance between strategic and operational leadership will be critical to the success of this executive. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in a relevant field and at least five years’ experience developing and implementing programs focused on DEI in large and complex organizations, ideally within not-for-profit healthcare organizations or higher education, along with experience in or a keen understanding of academic medicine. Other backgrounds will also be seriously considered. 

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to Karen Otto, Michelle Johnson and Tiffany Johnson with WittKieffer, preferably via e-mail to, phone: (916) 536-6888. Applications should include a CV and Letter of Interest. 

Nebraska Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.