Welcome Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership 2020

We are proud to welcome the Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) Class of 2020 to campus this week for the first residential session of this 16-month journey to transform the healthcare industry. Also in residence will be the EMHL Class of 2019.  While the class schedules for these two cohorts will be different, we’ve built into this busy week opportunities for them to connect and share perspectives.

They are scheduled to attend a joint session with invited guest lecture Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed on the critical policy and political challenges and opportunities facing healthcare leaders today. They will also get the chance to mingle and share ideas across their areas of expertise at joint social events.

The week kicks off with a Brown University convocation ceremony for the Class of 2020.  Students will walk through Brown’s iconic Van Wickle Gates, one of the University’s most revered traditions reserved only for students to mark the beginning and end of their Brown experience.  

Joining students for part of the week will be EMHL’s new Advisory Committee member, Blue Cross Blue Shield Director of the Office of Cultural Competence and Diversity Systems Visael (Bobby) Rodriguez who provides a critical perspective for moving the healthcare industry forward.  A dynamic and passionate leader, Bobby ensures that Blue Cross has a high-performing workforce that is diverse and committed to leading the way in providing quality and affordable healthcare for all Rhode Islanders. This includes talent management and acquisition, employee compensation and benefits, well-being, human resources information systems, employee relations, organizational development, and diversity & inclusion.  

We want to thank the EMHL Class of  2019 and 2020 for joining us in a critical conversation to create a healthier and more equitable society.


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