Pamela Abner

Pamela Abner

Pamela Abner

Vice President and Chief Diversity Operations Officer – Mt. Sinai Health Systems
Adjunct Professor – Columbia University



Pamela Abner has over fourteen years of experience working with industry leaders to establish best practices and strategic and innovative programs for diversity, inclusion, and equity across business lines. As a certified patient experience professional, a certified unconscious bias educator, and an inclusion trainer, She specifically focuses on eliminating barriers to care, employment, and education for underserved and underrepresented groups; as well as fostering relationships with community partners. In addition, Pamela serves as a guest presenter or panelist at national forums and heads her own consulting practice where she provides expert advice to organizations.

Among her many distinctions, in 2019 Savoy Magazine named Ms. Abner one of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America. More recently, Crain’s New York Business 2020 honored her as a Notable Women in Talent Resources. Pamela received her Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, a member of the Board of Trustees at Phillips School of Nursing Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and a member of the Press Ganey National DEI Client Advisory Council. In addition, she serves as a mentor to those seeking career and professional advice with an emphasis on guiding and supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Inclusive Recruiting Practices
  • Racial Equity in the Workplace
  • Anti-Racism

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