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Wisconsin Leadership Summit panel will address vaccine information, equity,hesitance and more

Kinglsey Gobourne, Aurielle Smith, Dr. O'Rell Williams, Dr. Ashok Rai.

Group Health Cooperative Chief Equity and Engagement Officer Kingsley Gobourne will moderate a panel titled “Vaccines, variants and confronting distrust and myths” on Thursday, October 21, the fourth day of the fourth annual Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

The all-online Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community building event. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Before joining GHC in August, Gobourne was Senior Consultant Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at UnityPoint Health. In his role, Gobourne led all DEI efforts and developed UPH’s first Diversity Council with representation from nine different hospital regions located across three states. Most notably, he began work on a multi-partner initiative in Iowa to develop a nursing pathways program, the first of its kind in the state.
Gobourne has also done extensive work with senior leadership teams and boards on topics of equity and belonging, which includes training, education, and developing strategic plans and frameworks for health care system leaders.
Gobourne received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Edgewood College. In addition to his extensive experience in DEI, he has worked in banking and finance. Gobourne is a certified diversity practitioner through The People Company Inclusion Institute. He proudly gives his time and talent to the following nonprofits: YWCA Madison, Board Member; Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Board Member; United Way of Dane County, Personnel Committee; UW-Madison Department of Sociology, Board of Visitors; and Community Development Authority Village of Mount Horeb, Co-Chair.

Joining Kingsley on the panel are:

  • Public Health Madison & Dane County Director of Policy, Planning & Evaluation Aurielle Smith
  • Ascension Regional Medical Director Dr. O’Rell Williams
  • Prevea Health CEO Dr. Ashok Rai

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit will last five days and feature 25 panels on a range of issues, such as workplace diversity, education, health care, social justice and more. Registration is $49, with discount rates for nonprofit and government employees and students.