MetroHealth Names Alan Nevel Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer
The MetroHealth System has named Alan K. Nevel Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer.
In this integrated leadership role, Nevel will drive the human resources strategy to attract, retain and motivate a highly engaged workforce to implement MetroHealth’s mission while leading diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and work-life strategies to empower employees.
A native Clevelander, Nevel brings over 20 years of experience in successfully guiding Fortune 500 organizations through large-scale cultural transformation. His management expertise includes driving the development and implementation of best-in-class strategies in Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Organizational Change Management, Leadership and Talent Development.
“Alan comes to MetroHealth at the most transformative time in our 181-year history. His experience in leading change will enable our organization to anticipate challenges that come with change and adapt quickly to meet the needs of our patients and employees,” said Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO.
Nevel joins MetroHealth after serving as Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Waltham, MA-based $20B global life sciences solutions, specialty diagnostics and laboratory equipment company with more than 70,000 employees in 60 countries.
Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2012, Alan served in Diversity and Inclusion, HR Strategy Delivery, Talent Development, and Organizational Change Management roles for eight years at the Columbus, OH-based specialty fashion retailer L Brands, with over 100,000 employees.
Nevel began his professional career in R&D and manufacturing at The Sherwin-Williams Company before moving to a management consulting career with Andersen Consulting/Accenture where he worked on large-scale organizational transformation, supply chain process improvement and organizational change management projects.
Nevel received his BA in Liberal Studies from Cleveland State University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.