Fred has deep experience in diversity and inclusion leadership, health equity, capacity-building and organizational development with leading healthcare organizations, Mayo Clinic and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Having held leadership positions with preeminent organizations, his focus was on identifying and implementing new ways to improve how they serve their diverse stakeholders and doing it before “diversity and inclusion initiatives” became commonplace in organizational development. He is fueled by the belief that diversity and inclusion enhances intellectual cross-pollination, creates new knowledge and is a driver of innovation.

Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Fred worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where he led efforts to build organizational capacity as it relates to diversity and inclusion.  As chair of the hospital’s diversity and inclusion council, he coordinated the assessment; development and implementation of organizational initiatives geared at systemic change, accountability and related outcomes.

Before joining Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Fred also served in the Peace Corps, where he provided technical and capacity-building services to HIV/AIDS non-governmental organizations in the Republic of Malawi, in southeast Africa.  He was also led the country’s volunteer diversity committee and provided strategic input to Peace Corps country leadership about training and curriculum development.  He received his master’s in public administration, with a concentration in policy and urban affairs, from the Graduate Center of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach.