Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates
Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates earned her bachelors in Speech Communication and English American literature from Hofstra University and has a MAMC in Strategic Global Communication Management and International Relations from the University of Florida. In 2014, Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates was awarded by the University of Florida the Graduate with Distinction for her academic achievement and work on Cultural Dimensions Theory and Provider Patient Interaction. She is also a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in which she studied International Relations focusing on Monetary Unions, Economic Stability and Yoruba Culture in West Africa. She  has worked in Japan and with the Japanese consulate for 3 years as a English Language Teacher and Cultural Ambassador in which the experiences has helped in shaping and understanding the role and the functionality that diversity plays within the organization and community. Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates is the System Director of Diversity and Patient Care Civil Rights and has been with Lee Health for 9 years and her role includes what she calls are the 4 C’s: Caring People (LMHS employees), Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Engagement, and Patient Care (Culturally Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care, CLAS, and health equity), etc.  Yemisi is a certified trainer through Lee Hecht and Harrison and in Lean Management Systems– Job Relations through the Bilas Group, Inc.  She is currently on the editorial board for LMHS Nursing Matters magazine as a regular contributor and author of the Diversity column. In addition, she has contributed articles relating to diversity topics to the NewsPress, Gulfshore Business, and the National Diversity Council. Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates has extensive experience in Diversity and Inclusion education and training.  She received the FACE award in 2011 from D ’Latinos & Gulfshore Business Magazine, Hodges University, Corporate Diversity of Excellence Award, and the 2016 40 under 40 by Gulfshore Business Magazine.  In addition, she is an active member and a director of the board of the Western Chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives organization. Yemisi is also involved in community organizations and is an active board member for Pennies for Community Progress. She is currently working on projects within the healthcare system that helps to lessen the gaps and decrease healthcare disparities (analyzing key metrics such as readmissions, employee engagement, etc.) for the diverse communities we serve. She is a speaker and presenter on diversity topics regionally.