IHI Equity Advisory Group

IHI’s vision is that everyone has the best health and health care possible. Achieving this vision requires closing the gap in health equity.

IHI’s equity work is guided by the IHI Equity Advisory Group (EAG), an independent group of advisors chartered by the IHI Board of Directors in 2016 to provide expert review and guidance to improve the consistency and credibility of IHI’s internal and external equity work.

The EAG helps IHI advance our learning in equity, focus IHI’s strategy and programs, review and help develop IHI activities, advise on advocacy opportunities, and support new partnership development.

Bau_Ignatius_thumb.jpg ​Ignatius Bau
Independent Health Policy Consultant
Burke_Natalie_thumb.jpgNatalie S. Burke
President and CEO
CommonHealth ACTION


Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS 
Senior Vice President, National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Strategy and Policy, and Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Officer
Kaiser Permanente
Lewis_L_Toni_thumb.jpg ​L. Toni Lewis, MD
SEIU Healthcare
Manzi_Anatole_thumb.jpgAnatole Manzi, PhD, MPhil, MSPH
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Quality and Health Systems Strengthening
Partners In Health
Abigail Ortiz, MSW, MPH
Director of Community Health Programs
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Salinas_Gilbert_thumb.jpgGilbert Salinas, MPA 
Chief Clinical Officer
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Kara Odom Walker

IHI Board Representative

​​​​Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS
​Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer Nemours Children’s Health System, National Office of Policy and Prevention
White_Kina_thumb.jpg​​Kina White, DrPH, MHSA, FACHE
Director, Office of Community Health Improvement
Mississippi State Department of Health
Wyatt_Ron_thumb.jpg Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA
Vice President and Patient Safety Officer
MCIC Vermont