December 7, 2023
In our steadfast dedication to embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, GPOs, hospital groups, manufacturers, and distributors in the healthcare supply chain arena unite once again. The theme for this year's conference, "Supplier Diversity Programs and Beyond," takes center stage as we delve into the core of diversity initiatives.
By bringing together a diverse array of perspectives, experiences, & expertise, we aspire to create a lasting impact that reverberates throughout the healthcare supply chain landscape and BEYOND.
Director of Diverse Business Affairs and Economic Inclusion at Grady Health System
An award-winning advocate for diverse suppliers and civil rights, Crystal Anderson King has been responsible for driving growth and providing economic impact in the communities she serves. She is a leader who takes pride in cultivating fair and favorable opportunities for historically underutilized businesses. As Director of Diverse Business Affairs and Economic Inclusion at Grady Health System, Crystal works to identify, mentor, and engage diverse suppliers in Grady’s supply chain process. She has worked diligently to develop strategies that ensure an environment of inclusiveness for all suppliers and participants.
Owners at HRS Healthcare Resources Staffing
Healthcare Resources Staffing Agency was established in 2016 by Damon and Terri Ferguson. HRS is a Joint Commission certified diverse supplier based in Atlanta, GA. HRS provides high quality healthcare staffing services that meet and exceed industry standards. They focus on customer service, accountability and open communication with their patient centered staff, healthcare professionals and clients. They staff hospitals, LTACHs, schools and recently added correctional facilities through a variety of local and national contracts.
Prior to starting HRS, Damon and Terri were full time employees and part time entrepreneurs while raising their four children, who are now all adults.
MSM, Senior Director, Program Management Supplier Diversity & Sustainability (EPP) Premier, Inc.
Manager at Jackson Health System's Small Business Enterprise Program
President and CEO of Kerma Medical Products, Inc.
Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Atrium Health
Enterprise Vice President of Strategic Sourcing with Advocate Health
Director of Supplier Diversity NFS Kaiser Permanente
Vice President, Industry Associations, Owners & Minor
Director of Marketing & Key National Accounts, Kerma Medical Products
Director of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion (SDI)
EVP, Chief Executive Officer & President, Products & Healthcare Services, Owens & Minor
Sr. Manager of Supplier Diversity at Owens & Minor
President and CEO Katt Medical Products, Inc.