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Lakesha Butler

Associate VP and Chief Diversity OfficerUF Health

Gainesville, FL

Member Since May 2023




Top 5 Strengths according to StrengthsFinder: 1. Maximizer 2. Strategic 3. Relator 4. Learner 5. Deliberative *Personal Brand Statement: I use my innovative strategies, courageous influence, compassionate heart and effective communication to serve, lead, educate and inspire people and organizations to transform, develop and succeed.

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6 Journeys of DEI Leaders and Their Most Impactful Work Experiences

expert panel

Becoming a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader is not just a career choice; it's a profound journey shaped by transformative experiences. Each DEI leader carries a unique story, often marked by pivotal moments that have left an indelible mark on their paths. Below, a panel of DEI Think Tank members from diverse backgrounds and industries share their stories to uncover the most impactful work-related experiences that molded them into advocates for change. From confronting systemic bias to fostering inclusive cultures, their stories offer invaluable insights into the profound impact of these experiences on the evolution of DEI leadership. 

Company details

UF Health

Company bio

University of Florida Health is a world-class academic health center in Florida, encompassing hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida. UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22,000 employees of the University of Florida Health Science Center and UF Health Shands health care system.


Hospital & Health Care

Company size

5,001 - 10,000

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