Equity Advisory Group

Equity Advisory Group

IHI’s equity work is guided by our Equity Advisory Group, 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.

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 our Equity Advisory Group, which 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.


Ignatius Bau

Ignatius Bau 
Independent Health Policy Consultant

Natalie Burke

Natalie S. Burke 
President and CEO 
CommonHealth ACTION

Ronald Copeland

Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS [Chair, IHI Equity Advisory Group] 
Senior Vice President, National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Strategy and Policy, and Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Officer 
Kaiser Permanente

L. Toni Lewis

L. Toni Lewis, MD 
SEIU Healthcare

Anatole Manzi

Anatole Manzi, PhD, MPhil, MSPH 
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Quality and Health Systems Strengthening 
Partners In Health

Abigail Ortiz

Abigail Ortiz, MSW, MPH 
Director of Community Health Programs 
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Gilbert Salinas

Gilbert Salinas, MPA  
Chief Clinical Officer 
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Kara Odom Walker

​​​​Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS [IHI Board Representative] 
​Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer Nemours Children’s Health System, National Office of Policy and Prevention

Kina White

Kina White, DrPH, MHSA, FACHE 
Director, Office of Community Health Improvement 
Mississippi State Department of Health

Ron Wyatt

Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA 
Vice President and Patient Safety Officer 
MCIC Vermont