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Tower Health values and embraces the diversity of our team members and communities we serve. Creating an inclusive and equitable culture is a top priority.

Message from our Team

DEI Leaders - Desha Dickson and Pamela Hernandez
Desha Dickson, MS, CDE, VP, DEI and Community Wellness, and Pamela Hernandez, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Chief People Officer

Fulfilling our mission to advance health and transform lives requires us to build a diverse and inclusive work environment. Additionally, we must commit to providing culturally appropriate care for our patients. Our goal is to create a space that nurtures growth, values differences, and respects individuality. To do so, we must actively and intentionally confront all forms of racism and discrimination. We do this work in partnership with our Tower Health colleagues and the communities we serve.

Our DEI Pillars

Our plan outlines a strategic approach to ensure we are continually making progress and remaining accountable to our stakeholders.

DEI Strategic Pillars​​​​


Increase representation for underrepresented groups at all levels within Tower Health.

Supplier Diversity

Commit to doing business with minority, female, LBGTQ, disabled, and veteran-owned businesses.

Health Equity

Identify and address disparities to advance equity.


Create and maintain a sense of belonging and inclusion.

View our Cultural Observances Calendar.


Identify key performance indicators to measure and report annually.


Provide career path navigation to ensure equal opportunities for advancement.

Our Commitment in Action

DEI Council

The Council is comprised of dedicated professionals that are committed to executing and evaluating the DEI strategy. The members partner with leadership to provide recommendations, awareness of issues, trends, barriers, and progress related to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. In addition, the Council will work to empower others to advocate for the advancement of DEI efforts. In addition to the DEI Council, there are three Steering Committees:

  1. Workforce/Training
  2. Employee Engagement and Belonging


Contact our DEI team at