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Cie Armstead, DBA

Director, Diversity & Inclusion

American College of Healthcare Executives

Cie Armstead, DBA, leads the diversity and inclusion vision and strategy for the American College of Healthcare Executives. Prior to joining ACHE in 2015 as its first director, Diversity and Inclusion, Cie served as the diversity center director at the American Bar Association. She is a frequent presenter, writer and consultant on diversity and inclusion as well as association management, specializing in evidence-based practices and strategic collaborations to achieve organizational objectives. Cie earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in public administration from Roosevelt University and a doctor of business administration from Northcentral University.


Moving Beyond 2020: Activating the Connection Between Health Equity and C-Suite Diversity

Presented by Cie Armstead, DBA, Denise Lew, Monica Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, Wm. Jahmal Miller at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

Inequities in healthcare have garnered attention for decades, but the topic has gained greater relevancy amid COVID-19 and the elevation of racial injustices. Many healthcare leaders became willing to go beyond perfunctory acknowledgement and more deeply explore the connections between race and health inequities. Courageous conversations began to seek solutions to address the systems and…