MADISON, Wis. –Agrace has hired Cassandra Griffin of Middleton as its diversity and inclusion coordinator. Agrace is a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization providing hospice care, supportive care, senior care and grief support to people who are aging, ill or dying in southern Wisconsin.
As diversity and inclusion coordinator, Griffin will support efforts that improve access to care for diverse and underserved patients and help Agrace ensure its staff and volunteer workforce reflects the diversity of the communities it serves.
Griffin is Anishinabeg from the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation in northern Wisconsin. She grew up in Mount Horeb, Wis. She studied organizational behavior and leadership at Edgewood College, Madison, and earned a certified nursing assistant (CNA) license from Madison College. She also serves as a peer counselor for Public Health Madison Dane County.
“As an indigenous woman, Cassandra brings to Agrace a passion for making health care inclusive to everyone in southern Wisconsin,” said Agrace’s Diversity and Inclusion Manager Faatima Khan. “Her insight will be invaluable in helping shape our efforts to address the racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic disparities that affect access to receiving hospice and supportive care.”
For more information about Agrace, call (608) 276-4660 or visit agrace.org.