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Duane Reynolds

Chief Health Equity Officer and Executive Director, Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging

Duane Reynolds is a Managing Partner and the Chief Health Equity Officer for Chartis. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging. Recognized by countless organizations as a change maker within healthcare, Duane has helped to lead the national conversation around health equity and belonging. His work is illuminating new perspectives and helping others connect the dots between the future of healthcare delivery and value transformation.

As Modern Healthcare, Business Equality Magazine, and other publications have pointed out, Duane's ideas and guidance have led mission-driven organizations to boost consumers’ access to care and have also enabled clients to realize millions of dollars in savings, while driving top-line revenue growth. In 2018, he was recognized as an ‘up and comer’ by both publications.

Since the onset of his more than two-decade healthcare executive career, Duane has actively created space for diversity, inclusion, and health equity work where none before existed.

As a healthcare consulting leader for The Advisory Board Company, Duane developed the division’s first inclusion and diversity department—and served as its inaugural chief executive. His work earned the organization recognition as a 2017 and 2018 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign. Duane was most recently the founder and CEO of Just Health Collective, prior to its acquisition by Chartis. He also served as president and CEO of the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and has held operational leadership positions at other prominent organizations including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Emory Healthcare, OhioHealth, and Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company.

Duane and the Chartis Center for Health Equity & Belonging team are leading transformation in organizations seeking to advance equity grounded leadership principles and to operationalize health equity. Their vision is to achieve a more liberated healthcare system free of bias, discrimination, and disparities resulting in equitable health for all. 

Duane's empathy, business savvy, and knack for building trust enable him to diagnose cultural blind spots and to call-in individuals to achieve shared power and human-centered understanding. He passionately makes a case for why organizations must recognize and embrace their roles in battling historical and systemic injustices to advance health equity and belonging.

Duane and his family reside in Atlanta, Georgia and he is a graduate of both The Ohio State University and Indiana University-Bloomington.

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