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Selynto Anderson, Ph.D., CDM, FACHE

Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer

Christopher Simoneau

Dr. Anderson is responsible for championing, developing, executing and overseeing Lee Health’s social inclusion and equity strategy and programs.

Dr. Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in education from Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. He spent the first 15+ years of his career working for Self-Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, S.C., where he held various positions. He started as a community health educator and grew into management and other key leadership roles, including manager of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation & transitional rehabilitation, director of occupational health services and director of community prevention and wellness services. He earned a doctorate in public health from Walden University in Minneapolis, and his most recent position before joining Lee Health was VP community health & health equity/chief diversity & inclusion officer at Self-Regional Healthcare.

Dr. Anderson also earned a certificate in diversity management in health care from the American Hospital Association and was a Thomas C. Dolan Career Accelerator Program Scholar through the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Some of his career accomplishments include: leading an initiative to implement social determinants of health into the electronic health record to proactively monitor and track aspects of population health; grant writing that resulted in the implementation of a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) substance abuse program; developed policies and procedures around population health management that included health outcomes and patterns of development; and designed a Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy that addressed health disparities, health equity and the social determinants of health.

As chief equity & inclusion officer (CEIO), Dr. Anderson will help Lee Health develop, enable, empower and formalize a culture of inclusion and belonging. He will focus on and ensure we leverage diverse backgrounds and perspectives and develop and promote a cultural understanding that inspires health equity and improved health outcomes.