A Call to Action: Your Personal Exploration of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Join us for an authentic discussion about individual biases and forging new relationships and perspectives. Two accomplished professionals share their life experiences to help us explore the power and promise of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Each participant will be asked to reflect and commit to enriching themselves and their communities.
Andrea Hendricks, Senior Executive Director-Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at Cerner
As the senior director of diversity inclusion strategy, Dr. Andrea Hendricks leads Cerner‘s global diversity and inclusion efforts in over 30 countries and in the US. She is making an impact on Cerner‘s culture by driving strategy and engagement initiatives that foster organizational learning and enhanced corporate diversity and inclusion vision for Cerner associates leadership and community collaborative partners. Prior to joining Cerner, Dr. Hendricks was AVP of HR and deputy director of diversity and inclusion for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Dr. Hendricks presents numerous workshops and seminars and is the author of The BIG Journey: Bold Inclusion for Greatness. She was recognized as 2019 Black Achiever of the Year and 2019 Black Health Care Coalition Health Equity Champion. She alsoserves on the YMCA, United Way Boards and the National World War I Board of Trustees, KC Rising/Civic Council, MU Vasey College of Business board and many more.
Juan M. Rangel, Jr., Director of Family Engagement for SCHOOLSMARTKC
Before joining SCHOOLSMARTKC, Juan was the director of Gateway to College at Donnelly College, a program to reconnect high school dropouts with their education. Through the program, students completed their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credit.
In 2013, Rangel was the director of community engagement for Metropolitan Community College/Institute for Workforce Innovation in Kansas City. He worked for 12 years for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism through education, awareness-building and conflict resolution training. Prior to working for NCCJ, he worked for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Education Service Center.