Aurora Health Care Announces New Diversity and Inclusion Leader

October 20, 2015

Milwaukee – Aurora Health Care today announced the appointment of Erickajoy Daniels as the organization's senior vice president of diversity and inclusion. In the new role, Daniels will develop a team that will guide the systemwide rollout of Aurora's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Daniels' team will focus on areas such as patient experience and community relations.

"Erickajoy's depth of experience in human resources and diversity and inclusion will continue to further Aurora's ongoing efforts to provide the very best care and services to our patients," said Cristy Garcia-Thomas, chief diversity and inclusion officer and Aurora Foundation President. "Erickajoy brings a track record of success in the area of diversity and inclusion to the position, and is a respected leader in her field."

Daniels comes to Aurora with more than 15 years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining Aurora, she was responsible for organizational development and talent management at Brady Corporation in Milwaukee. She also held employee development positions at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C.

"This is a great opportunity to help Aurora achieve its vision for diversity and inclusion in serving patients and connecting with our communities – both as a valued health care resource and as a major employer," said Daniels. "I fully embrace the challenge of creating and shaping this new position at Aurora."

Daniels holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is earning a master's degree in management through Liberty University.

She's active in the community, serving as a board member for the Betty Brinn Children's Museum. Additionally, she's a trustee for Mt. Mary University and a co-founder and board member of One MKE, an organization dedicated to addressing cultural divides in Milwaukee. Erickajoy is also a member of TEMPO Milwaukee Professional Women's Network and a training and development consultant for non-profits through the Body Builders Training Group.

About Aurora Health Care:
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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