Dr. Susan Leggett-Johnson eleifend

An Inclusive, Compassionate Healthcare Leader

A long-time advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr.Leggett-Johnson has dedicated years of service addressing these issues. She focused on training physicians to understand that biases exist and how to provide the best health care to all despite cultural, language or age differences.

The need to break the perpetuating cycle of health disparities has never been clearer. Its negative impact is experienced by individuals, family members and across entire communities. The need to make a difference is great and I want to do my part to help inspire change.

In her position of executive leader, Dr. Leggett-Johnson hosted annual Wellness Weekends, clinician retreats to help physicians connect with each other, learn from thought leaders, and rejuvenate by re-connecting with the joy in medicine. As a certified coach, she understands the importance of the Quadruple Aim: enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing cost, and improving the work life of health care providers. The importance of having psychological safety in the work environment, showing up authentically, and minimizing the need to “code switch” all impact clinicians’ ability to provide the best care or generate the best outcome for their patients.Dr. Leggett-Johnson was instrumental in Kaiser Permanente of theMid-Atlantic States’ receiving its initial and subsequent awards from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) forDistinction in Multicultural Health Care. Known for being a clear, compelling, and compassionate voice for equity and inclusion and for supporting the development of diverse talent, as an executive leader in such as human resources, professional development and medical education, Dr. Leggett-Johnson influenced policies and procedures that supported the growth and development of diverse talent, from pipeline to leadership. Her work with MEDICC supported the mentorship of over a dozen minority medical students from theMid-Atlantic who accepted opportunities to attend medical school in Cuba, at no cost. The mentorship summer rotations also helped position students more successfully for the National Residency Match Program.


Member of Cohort IV of the Healthcare Board Initiative (HcBi)sponsored by The Leverage Network, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to promoting the advancement of BlackExecutives on Boards and in Senior Leadership roles in all sectors of the healthcare industry Member of CCI Health and Wellness Board of Directors: CCI’s mission is to provide quality, affordable care during all stages of life, delivered through integrated teams in a learning environmentHealthcare Volunteer: The MAVEN Project. Their volunteer physicians support frontline providers caring for uninsured and underinsured patients across the country