Lorie Thibodeaux, ITILv3, CPHQ, HACP
Lorie Thibodeaux is an established results-oriented leader with a passion for community development and advocacy. She is a senior manager at Parkland Health in Dallas. Ms. Thibodeaux holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College, and she holds the following certifications: ITILv3, HACP and CPHQ. She is also a Certified Diversity Trainer from the Diversity Executive Leadership Academy. Ms. Thibodeaux holds certificates in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in inclusive and ethical leadership from the University of South Florida and in healthcare leadership from Duke University. She is a candidate for the Certified Diversity Professional credential from the Institute for Diversity. She is the founding and immediate past DFW Chapter president for the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives. Awarded chapter leader in 2021, she also serves NALHE on its executive board. Other organizations with whom she is involved include ACHE’s Diversity Committee, the Women Healthcare Executive Network (founding member) and the Jewish Family Service Board. Ms. Thibodeaux is a founder and chair of the global award-winning Women Employee Resource Group, Diversity Impact Awards Top 25 Global ERG Award. She has been awarded the Healthcare DEI Champion by Diversity FIRST recognition for creating an impact and for her visionary leadership and commitment to foster change in the field of diversity and inclusion.