Executive Director, Inclusive Leadership Education, and Assistant Dean, DEI
Virginia Commonwealth University

Stephan Davis is the executive director of inclusive leadership education for the department of health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also serves as assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion for VCU’s College of Health Professions. He has been a champion for advancing DEI in both practice and academic environments. During his time as a practicing healthcare executive, he facilitated organizations becoming designated as LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leaders with the Human Rights Campaign. In the academic context, he served as an invited conferee for the 2020 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Conference on Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments, which culminated in a report of recommendations and action steps for educators and academic leaders to advance DEI in their institutions. Dr. Davis is an ACHE faculty member. He previously chaired the ACHE LGBTQ Healthcare Leaders Community and has served as an ACHE Regent-at-Large, a role created to foster diversity in ACHE’s governance. He also holds fellowships with the National Academies of Practice, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Davis is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Monday, March 20
3:15–4:15 p.m.
22H - From Practitioner to Professor: The Healthcare Executive’s Role as an Educator