Beebe names new director of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging

September 18, 2023

Beebe Healthcare announced the appointment of Elizabeth Campbell, J.D., as its first director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. 

Campbell will develop business plans that bring people and teams together, respect all perspectives and foster equitable practices.

“Diversity is important in healthcare because having a diverse team allows Beebe to better meet the needs of our patients and team members on many levels of care and collaboration. Our staff members bring their own experiences to this mission, delivering care that understands a patient’s background and life experiences,” said Dr. David Tam, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO.

“The demographics of our patients and staff are changing,” he said. “Elizabeth will play an important role, bringing best practices across our healthcare system that keep diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at the forefront of what we do and how we do it.”

Campbell is an employment attorney by background and has been an DEIB advocate for more than 20 years. Before joining Beebe, she was a specialist manager for Deloitte Consulting in Philadelphia, managing DEI and talent projects. She was also the director of inclusion and diversity for the Campbell Soup Company, where her accomplishments included developing interactive learning modules and aligning employee resource groups with the DEI strategy regarding talent, culture and marketplace.

Campbell served for more than 10 years as partner and chief diversity officer for the Houston-based law firm Andrews Kurth Kenyon and for four years as vice president of employment practices and corporate diversity officer for Aramark in Philadelphia.

Ashley Foster, Beebe senior vice president and chief people officer, said, “Driving DEIB within Beebe will help us build high-performance teams, foster creativity, improve business results and growth, improve patient outcomes and retention, and help attract – and retain – top talent, I’m thrilled to have Elizabeth join our team. Her experience and expertise in these areas will greatly benefit Beebe as we continue to grow to meet the needs of Sussex County’s diverse and expanding population.”

Campbell said, “I am excited to join an organization that has top-level commitment to DEIB. Beebe leadership recognizes that long-term strategic efforts can have sustainable and beneficial outcomes for our people, our patients and our community.”

Campbell received her juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and her bachelor of arts in political science and psychology from American University.

She also earned certificates in Fostering Inclusion & Diversity and Leading Effective Decision Making, both from the Yale School of Management. Her community work includes chairing the Council on Legal Education Opportunity and serving on the boards of the National Diversity Council and the University of Michigan Law School’s Advisory Board on Race and Racism.



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