Josie Rodriguez, BS, MHA, was named Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for OneWorld Community Health Centers. The position was created to increase and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as OneWorld continues to grow.
Originally from central Nebraska, Josie holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Service Administration and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University. Josie worked for the State of Nebraska for 30 years. During her time with the State, she worked for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in Medicaid, Children and Family Services, Public Health and the Office of the Nebraska Attorney General. In 2011, she rejoined DHHS in the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity.
Josie also served on board of the People’s Health Center, now Bluestem Health, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Josie said she has always admired Federally Qualified Health Centers for providing health care services to those who need it most, and as a Latina, the opportunity to work for an organization that serves a large number of Latinos is a great fit for her.
With her vast experience and knowledge in working to address health disparities, advancing health equity and advocating for diversity and inclusion, Josie said she is looking forward to using diversity, equity and inclusion strategies to advance OneWorld’s mission.
“We are working to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive organizational culture where everyone feels they belong,” said Josie. “OneWorld has an internal LGBTQ+ Task Force and an Employee Council, and I want to get to know everyone in these groups and engage with team members at every location. I want to let people know that leadership values every employee and that at OneWorld, everyone has a voice.”
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