Tomás León

President, Equality Health Foundation

With over two decades of collective experience in diversity and inclusion, community mobilization, business development, health equity, policy advocacy, philanthropy and marketing communications, Tomás brings an innovative, purpose-driven approach to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in healthcare to underserved communities. In his recent role as SVP overseeing marketing and strategy for Equality Health LLC, he was responsible for building and scaling a purpose-driven brand while developing partnerships across multiple markets.

In a prior role as president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, Tomás created and launched an award-winning equity of care campaign to eliminate healthcare disparities. The national initiative engaged nearly 1,500 hospitals and health systems and 50 state hospital associations.

His previous senior executive roles include president and CEO of the People of Color Network Inc., president of Friendship Community Mental Health Center, equity partner of MarCom Worldwide LLC, vice president of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, executive director of Youth On Their Own Inc. and associate director of the Border Health Foundation.

As a tireless leader on behalf of diverse communities and populations, Tomás has been recognized with numerous awards for his work and advocacy, including DiversityMBA’s Top 100 under 50 emerging leaders award, Wellness Council of Arizona’s Executive Champion for Worksite Wellness award and achievement honors from the Arizona Healthcare Executives and the Diversity Leadership Alliance.

An expert on nonprofit and healthcare management, Tomás has been invited to teach a master’s level course at The University of Arizona and continues to speak across the country as a subject matter expert. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian Chamber of Commerce Inc., Arizona Council of Human Service Providers, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and the Arizona Department of Health Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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