Founder and CEO
Duane Reynolds, MHA
Recognized by countless organizations as a change maker within his field, Duane Elliott Reynolds, MHA, has helped to lead the national conversation around belonging – the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and health equity. His work is illuminating new perspectives and helping others connect the dots between value transformation and belonging.
As Modern Healthcare, Business Equality Magazine and other publications have pointed out, Reynolds’ ideas and guidance have led mission-driven organizations to boost consumers’ access to care and have also enabled clients to realize millions of dollars in savings, while driving top-line revenue growth. In 2018 he was recognized as an ‘up and comer’ by both publications.
Since the onset of his more than two-decade health care executive career, Reynolds has actively created space for diversity, inclusion, and health equity work where none before existed.
During his graduate studies, Reynolds pioneered the development of an academic course centered on diversity in health care leadership and co-founded the health services management and policy diversity committee at The Ohio State University. In that same year, he was published in the Journal of Healthcare Management and won first place in the National Association of Health Services Executives national case competition.
As a health care consulting leader for The Advisory Board Company, Reynolds developed the division’s first inclusion and diversity department — and served as its inaugural chief executive. His work earned the organization recognition as a 2017 and 2018 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign. Reynolds was most recently the president and CEO of the American Hospital Association's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and has held operational leadership positions at other prominent organizations including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Emory Healthcare, OhioHealth and Optum, a United Health Group company.
As founder and CEO of Just Health Collective, Reynolds and his team discover hidden opportunities to drive organizational change and uncover diverse points of view, which lead businesses to breakthroughs once considered out of reach.
Reynolds’ empathy, business savvy and knack for building trust enable him to diagnose cultural blind spots and work fluidly across teams. He passionately makes a case for why organizations must recognize and embrace their roles in battling historical and systemic injustices to advance health equity.
Reynolds and his family reside in Atlanta, Georgia and he is a graduate of both The Ohio State University (04’) and Indiana University - Bloomington (01’).