PUBLIC STATEMENT - October 12, 2021 | Equitas Health


We, the members of the Equitas Health Board of Trustees, are deeply troubled and disturbed by the claims of racism and racial discrimination raised by a number of current and former employees of Equitas Health. As members of the Board, we understand the urgency of this matter as we determine the best way to move the organization forward, and how to ensure that the organization meets its mission to provide care for all. We believe there is a need for a thorough investigation into the numerous allegations of racism and racial discrimination at Equitas Health. To that end, the Board is engaging with and supervising an independent investigator who will conduct a thorough, impartial internal investigation into the culture at Equitas Health. We will also be taking steps in the immediate future to ensure the employees at Equitas Health have an avenue to safely bring information to the board before and during this investigative process. Again, we understand the urgency of this call for accountability and take our responsibility for this matter seriously. The Board will take appropriate action based on the findings of this internal investigation, and with humility, we ask for grace as we take this opportunity to address these concerns and earn the trust of our staff, our clients, and our communities.

Equitas Health Board of Trustees:
Adam Bennett, Esq.
Sam Brinker
James Ferguson II, Esq.
James Hilt
Lesley Jones
Rich Machinski
Brett Stover
Susan McManus
Kaarina Ornelas
Sam Rinehart, CFP, CLU, APMA
Fran Robinson
Brent Scherz, MBA
Evan Steffens, RN, MS, CS
Philip Stowers, MA
Debé Turnbull
Tom Whelley II, Esq.
Se-Se Yennes