Dr. Dawnavan Davis has joined Mathematica as vice president and chief equity & inclusion officer. As a member of Mathematica’s leadership team, Davis will work closely with groups and individuals to grow and strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our enterprise. She will also collaborate with external partners to advance equity and justice in our communities.
“DEI is central to our mission and vision, who we are as a company, and the ways in which we engage with our partners and each other,” said Jill Albanese, senior vice president and director of human resources at Mathematica. “With Dawnavan’s leadership, together we will honor our commitment to growing our diversity by centering our work internally and externally on equity and inclusion.”
Most recently chief diversity officer at the American Psychological Association (APA), Davis holds a Ph.D. in medical psychology and has more than 20 years’ experience at a range of organizations in the health and education sectors. With a commitment to collaborative organizational transformation, she has pioneered DEI initiatives not only for the APA, but as the assistant vice president of community health at MedStar Health and as the director of health promotions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Davis also served as director of community-based research and assistant professor of medicine at UChicago Medicine, where she led work in community-centered public health and health equity.
Deeply committed to DEI both within the company and in its work with clients and partners, Mathematica has twice been named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign and has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Davis will help Mathematica continue to make progress on its DEI journey, with a focus on making the workplace even more welcoming and inclusive for all colleagues and collaborating with partners to shape a more equitable and just world.
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Jennifer de Vallance
Vice President, Director of Public Affairs