Black Perspectives in Health:

A panel of powerful senior level Black women in healthcare speak about their journey and answer questions from others. Hear about the barriers they faced and continue to face being a Black women in healthcare today. Come together to have the tough conversations, and learn how we can all be a stronger advocate to women of color in the workplace.

Perspectives Panels:

According to the 2015 American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity study minorities represent 14% of board members, 11% of Executive leadership, 9% of the C-Suit and 19% of first and mid-level managers. When we look at the percentage of minority women in leadership positions the percentages get even smaller. Our hospital leadership is far from inclusive and in order to see the diversity that Women in Healthcare champions for, we must break down barrier, have tough conversations and understand our role in creating a inclusive and diverse group of leaders. The Perspectives panels are a chance for us to not just be heard as women, but to hear our minorities sisters share their stories, struggles, successes, and solutions.

WIH Tracks:

  • Professional Development
  • Community
  • Self

Moderated By:

Denise Hamilton, Founder and CEO of

Denise is a highly requested speaker and trainer as well as media personality whose platform has reached and served thousands of women all over the world. At WatchHerWork, Denise has archived the professional experiences of hundreds of women to build a a library of over 6,000 videos with one goal in mind: closing the gap for today’s professional women by giving them the advice they need when they need it.


Panelists Include:

Toshka “TK” Nelson, MBA, PMP

Portfolio Management Leader – Care Continuum

Kaiser Permanente

Mrs. Toshka Nelson better known as “TK” was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Health Services from Florida Atlantic University and MBA from AIU. Currently, she and her husband reside in Prince George’s county, Maryland, right outside of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Her career has spanned across a spectrum of healthcare areas in health plan and care delivery settings allowing her to thrive as a strategic performance management and process improvement leader with diverse perspectives. She is now a proud leader of a team of internal consultants at Kaiser Permanente, a 75-year-old integrated care non-profit organization providing care for more than 12 million members and employing 218,000+ employees.


Airica Steed, Ed.D, MBA, RN, CSSMBB, FACHE

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Sinai Health System

Dr. Airica Steed serves as the System Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Sinai Health System in Chicago, IL where she is charged with leading strategy and operations for 4 acute and specialty care hospitals, 4000 caregivers, and 800 physicians.  She is a highly accomplished and award winning transformational healthcare executive with over 20 years of exceptional leadership skills and proven track record of driving results and execution excellence. She is one of Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Minority Leaders” and “Up & Comer”, Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 100 Executive Leaders Under 50”, Becker’s Hospital Review “Rising Star” and “Top 130 Female Healthcare Leaders to Know” recognized as a strategic and visionary change leader, cultural architect and international expert in Lean Six Sigma, Malcolm Baldrige framework, and “Big 4” management consulting across community and specialty hospitals, ambulatory clinics and network, academic medical centers, multi-site healthcare systems, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).


Jhaymee Tynan, PMP®, PfMP®, FACHE®

Assistant Vice President, Integration

Atrium Health

Jhaymee Tynan, PMP®, PfMP®, FACHE® is Assistant Vice President, Integration at Atrium Health, Charlotte, N.C. In her current role, Ms. Tynan leads the system’s Integration Management Office, which provides day-to-day operations and strategy leadership for post-merger integration activities with current and new partners. During her tenure at Atrium Health, she has led several high impact strategy projects, including the development of world-class growth plans for oncology and pediatrics service lines.


Beverly Kuykendall

President of Government Business

American Medical Depot (AMD)

Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business, leads AMD’s expansion into key areas aligned with the firm’s long-term strategic goals. She has a background in relationship development and government contracting, and brings a facilitative approach to understanding and proposing solutions to difficult economic issues. Ms. Kuykendall has demonstrated her expertise through her work with firms such as Proctor & Gamble, American Hospital Supply, Xerox and Herman Miller. She also served as President and CEO of Federal and Commercial Contracts, Incorporated (FCCI).


Anita Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer

Howard University Hospital/AdventistHealthCare

As a seasoned executive and leader, she comes to HUH with more than 20 years of successful healthcare experience. Jenkins most recently served as president of Sycamore Medical Center near Dayton, Ohio, part of the Kettering Health Network. She also oversaw Kettering Behavioral Medical Center and the Senior Division.

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