Humana Announces Refreshed Executive Inclusion and Diversity Council for 2021–2022

Originally published at Humana ranked No. 13 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.


As part of Humana’s continued commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, Humana Inc. refreshed its Executive Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) Council membership.  

Initially established in 2014, the Council works diligently to ensure that Humana is a company where everyone has the opportunity to grow and succeed. Inclusion, culture, diversity and equity are critical enablers to growing Humana’s business and maintaining the company’s reputation as a workplace and community partner of choice. The top priorities for the refreshed Council are to: 1) Lead and inform the strategy to drive the hiring, developing, promotion and retaining of the company’s full diverse workforce; 2) Create and maintain an inclusive culture; 3) Review Humana’s supply base and spend for diversification opportunities, and 4) Improve transparency and accountability to sustain outcomes.  

The refreshed Executive Inclusion & Diversity Council reflects the diversity of employees and the communities Humana serves. The number of Council seats was expanded from nine to 14, and the new model instills a steady rotation of service terms to ensure the inclusion and empowerment of employees’ voices by increasing diverse points of views and representation from all levels or the organization. Council members represent a wide array of leadership roles including Humana’s Network Resource Groups, Culture & Engagement leaders and Business-Aligned I&D Councils. 

“Our ability to build deep relationships and create simple, personalized experiences for internal and external communities requires a diverse lens,” said Bruce Broussard, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Council. 


The Executive Inclusion & Diversity Council Members for 2021 – 2022 are: 

  • Bruce Broussard, President & Chief Executive Officer 
  • Tim Huval, Chief Administrative Officer 
  • Sue Schick, Segment President, Group & Military Business 
  • Carolyn Tandy, SVP, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer 
  • Susan Diamond, Chief Financial Officer 
  • Alan Wheatley, Segment President, Retail 
  • Heather Carroll Cox, Chief Digital Health & Analytics Officer 
  • Sam Deshpande, Chief Information Officer 
  • Dr. Nwando Olayiwola, SVP, Chief Health Equity Officer 
  • Douglas Edwards, SVP, Enterprise Associate & Business Solutions 
  • Amal Agarwal, VP, Home Solutions
  • NRG Representative: Irene Justiniano, Associate Director, Strategy Advancement, Consumer and Provider Service and Solutions 
  • Culture & Engagement Representative: Corey Blakey, Associate Director, Culture & Engagement, Healthcare, Quality, Reporting and Improvement 
  • Business-Aligned I&D Council Representative: Mark Palmenter, VP, Group & Specialty Marketing & Communications



As a new member of the Executive Inclusion & Diversity Council, I hope that we individually and collectively build credibility, create awakenings and new ways of thinking, and spark meaningful change across the enterprise with transparent outcomes,” said Corey Blakey, Associate Director of Culture and Engagement and one of the Council’s new members. “Looking forward, I hope the Council accelerates our focus on equity and representation at all levels of the company, and that as members, we hold ourselves accountable to what we want the organization to achieve. I am proud to be a member of this Council and commit to being an intentional broker of equity while I endeavor to be a voice for all associates. 

Humana is ranked by Fair360, formerly DiversityInc as the 13th most diverse company in the country and considers its vibrant, diverse culture and environment of inclusion is one of the company’s greatest strengths. Fair360, formerly DiversityInc’s Top 50 survey tracks human capital outcomes and connects them with best practices, including leadership accountability, utilized to attract, retain, develop and promote the advancement of underrepresented groups in the workplace.  

Learn more about how Humana is fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity to build stronger, healthier communities in the most recent Inclusion & Diversity report.