UCare, the Minneapolis based nonprofit health plan, has named Joy Marsh as its first associate vice president of equity and inclusion.
UCare provides health care and administrative services to over 570,000 members in Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin.
In her new role, Marsh will be responsible for increasing UCare’s accountability and leadership of DEI efforts, and work to advance health and racial equity among members and the community, UCare said in a Monday press release.
“Joy brings invaluable experience and perspective to advance UCare’s anti-racism priorities,” Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, senior vice president and chief medical officer at UCare, said in the release.
Marsh has over 14 years of leadership and human resources experiences. Prior to this role, she worked as the director of the division of race and equity for the City of Minneapolis; associate director of business analysis and enterprise integration services at United Health Group, according to the release and Marsh’s LinkedIn page.
In the press release, UCare described Marsh as “a racial and transgender equity leader with a demonstrated history of leading organizational and systems change in government administration, financial services, health care, nonprofit and education sectors.”
Marsh will work with UCare’s internal and external stakeholders “to identify and address health disparities, foster a DEI workplace and dismantle systemic racism in UCare policies and procedures.,” UCare said in the release.
Marsh will report to Dr. Joseph-Di Caprio who said “we are excited to ensure greater equity and inclusion for our members, communities and employees through Joy’s leadership.”
UCare provides health care and administrative services to more than 570,000 members in Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin.