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City of Hope Announces Its First Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer


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City of Hope, an independent cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, has welcomed Angela L. Talton, MBA, to its executive leadership team as Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Ms. Talton will provide leadership for City of Hope’s efforts to build a diverse and inclusive culture.

Angela L. Talton, MBA

Angela L. Talton, MBA

“At City of Hope, we are committed to deepening our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion both in the workplace and through our continued efforts to bridge gaps in cancer research, access, treatment, and outcomes in diverse populations across our country. Angela is an accomplished, proven leader who will help further our vision,” said Debra Fields, JD, City of Hope Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer.

A Longtime Leader in the Field

Ms. Talton’s expertise encompasses leadership development, recruitment and retention of talent, communication strategy, philanthropic giving, supplier diversity, and analytics. Most recently, Ms. Talton advised national clients through her firm, ALTalton Consulting. Prior to that, she served in senior executive roles at industry-leader Nielson for nearly 12 years, including Chief Diversity Officer, Senior Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion, and Senior Vice President of Global Call Center Operations. It was there that she crafted a five-pronged strategy focused on accountability, career development, talent retention, supplier diversity, and education.

“Compassion can be seen through City of Hope’s long history of valuing every single person and is exemplified in their patient treatment, family care, and research facilities. From its roots over a century ago, this medical and research center has nurtured a tradition of warmhearted, whole-person care before, during, and after treatment,” Ms. Talton said. “I am excited to join City of Hope and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the health-care industry, where impact matters for patients, employees, and the community at large.” 


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