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Kimberlydawn Wisdom

Senior Vice President, Community Health and Equity, Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer Henry Ford Health System

Kimberlydawn Wisdom is senior vice president of community health and equity, and chief wellness and diversity officer at Henry Ford Health System. She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and  chair of the Gail and Lois Warden Endowment on Multicultural Health.

In 2003, Wisdom was appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm as the nation’s first state-level Surgeon General. In that role, she founded the nationally known Generation With Promise program. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.

Wisdom founded the award-winning program, African-American Initiative for Male Health Improvement and the Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network-Detroit to reduce infant mortality. She leads equity strategies at Henry Ford Health System, and was honored by the American Hospital Association in July 2014 as an “Equity of Care” finalist. Wisdom provides strong leadership in diversity, population health, and improving the health of those disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes.