Meet Our D&I Team

At Ochsner Health, we believe that teamwork and our diversity make us stronger. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where employees and patients feel their unique experiences and perspectives are respected and valued. Over time we've established best practices and programs that embrace diversity and inclusion throughout our system as we work together to change and save lives. We have established a strategic framework and strong leadership as we continue the important work of prioritizing and supporting diversity now and into the future.” - Tracey Schiro, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk and Human Resources Officer

Deborah Grimes, Chief Diversity Officer at Ochsner Health

As System Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Deborah is critical in leading workforce and employee strategy for Ochsner and further developing policies and practices that promote focused attention to diversity and inclusion matters including recruitment, retention, workforce planning and career development. Deborah also works within and across the communities Ochsner serves to emphasize the need to reduce disparate health outcomes and improve healthcare equity for all Ochsner patients.

John Green, Regional Director of Diversity and Inclusion for North Louisiana

John is a Shreveport native and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve – departing with the rank of Staff Sergeant, an executive level Non-Commissioned Officer. Prior to joining Ochsner LSU Health, John served as the Shreveport Fire Department's Fire Communications Officer II for 18 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Administration, and is currently pursuing a Master of Health Administration with an emphasis in health care quality and patient safety.