Archived: Diversity Leadership: Randy Walker, Henry Ford Health System

Randy Walker


Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Henry Ford Health System

“What makes Henry Ford different in diversity, beyond the great commitment we get from our CEO and senior leadership, is that we focus on diversity and inclusion in everything we do,” Randy Walker said when Henry Ford Health System was named one of DiversityInc’s Top 10 Hospital Systems.

Prior to his current role, Walker served as Vice President of Operations at Henry Ford Hospital. He worked for more than two decades at Health Alliance Plan and held numerous leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Health Care Management, Associate Vice President of Corporate Alliances & Acquisitions, and Director of Contracting.

Walked received a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit. He is a member of 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit and was named Outstanding Mentor of the Year by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm in 2006. Walker and his wife are the parents of two sons.

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