Cleveland, OH,
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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.

About the MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit