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Health Care Service Corporation Names Monica Diaz Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation’s largest customer-owned health insurer,

has named Monica Diaz as vice president and chief diversity & inclusion officer,

reporting to Nazneen Razi, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, HCSC. Diaz will lead HCSC’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, ensuring that diversity and inclusion remain cornerstones of the company’s culture and operations.

Diaz’s more than 25 years of leadership experience includes serving as vice president and chief diversity & inclusion officer for Campbell Soup Company, vice president of diversity, inclusion and wellness at ESPN Inc. (part of The Walt Disney Company), and global diversity and inclusion director at the Microsoft Corporation. She brings deep experience in various areas of human resources, including diversity and inclusion, organizational development, talent management, learning, wellness and serving as a business partner.

“Our employees and our members are more diverse than ever before. Being an employer and insurer that delivers value and builds connections means continuing to evolve our thinking to a global mindset focused on embracing what makes us all unique,” said Razi. “Monica possesses deep experience paired with creativity, passion and a willingness to be a disruptor that will allow us to build on our successful programs and identify new, meaningful ways to move our work forward.”

Diaz holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Puerto Rico.

Elizabeth Nieto, Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Amazon

Elizabeth Nieto is the current Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Amazon. Prior to this, she served as the Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at MetLife, where she also led the company’s talent processes. Before joining MetLife, Nieto was the Global Head of Talent, Learning, and Diversity for Marsh, Inc. Nieto spent almost 20 years with Citigroup in global talent management, diversity, and inclusion roles, and as an HR business partner. Previously, she managed global and regional learning organizations working extensively in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Early in her career, she worked at Andersen Consulting in the change management practice in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2014, she was named one of the Top Champions of Diversity by Diversity Global and recognized as one of the 2014 Hispanic Business 50 influentials by Hispanic Business. In 2016, she was honored by the All Stars Project for her contributions to the development of underserved youth.

Nieto has an MA from the University of Buenos Aires. Born and raised in Argentina, she served as a Board Member for Girls Learn International and is currently a Board Member at A Fair Shake for Youth. She joined the OppNet Board of Directors in 2012.

Carmen Domingo Appointed Dean of San Francisco State University’s College of Science & Engineering (CoSE)

The first woman to be appointed to the position, Carmen Domingo has been interim dean since August 2017 and a faculty member in the Department of Biology since 1997.

As a Latina scientist, Domingo is part of a select group nationwide: Only three percent of U.S. higher education administrators are Hispanic/Latino, according to a 2017 report by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

One of her visions as dean is to expand funding opportunities for students and faculty across the college. “One of the things I’d like to see grow is internships and partnerships with local industries,” she explained.

“The tech and biotech industries have significant workforce needs that our graduates can address. By sponsoring internships, employers have an opportunity to see firsthand the talent we are cultivating here at SF State.” Domingo will oversee more than 160 faculty members and serve a student body of more than 7,000 in which 48 percent are women and 71 percent are ethnic minorities, making it uniquely diverse in the sciences.

Domingo obtained her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine and earned her Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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