Site Diversity Councils

Site diversity councils use diversity as a tool to help cultivate a culturally aware and supportive environment in which faculty and staff understand how to appreciate differences and use that knowledge to achieve the Mount Sinai Health System’s mission of providing an exceptional patient experience and eliminating health disparities.

  • Site diversity councils allow employees to engage in the following activities
  • Present recommendations to leadership to address site-specific, diversity-related challenges while supporting the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Facilitate effective communication between staff and promote an inclusive work environment through educational and cultural events and initiatives.
  • Create opportunities for:
    • Recruiting and retaining diverse talent.
    • Eliminating communication and language barriers that contribute to healthcare disparities.
    • Educating and building awareness around various dimensions of diversity including age, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.

Join your Site Diversity Council

All employees are invited and encouraged to join their site diversity council and/or participate in council activities and events. Each council meets monthly; view the list below to learn how you may become involved. Additionally, check the ODI calendar regularly for meeting dates, times, and locations.

Corporate Services Center (150 E. 42nd Street)

Contact: Sandra Craig
Monthly Meeting: First Tuesday at 11 am

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Contacts: Paul Zucker and Rodney Thomas
Monthly Meeting: To be determined

Mount Sinai Brooklyn

Contact: Marisa Ognibene
Monthly Meeting: To be determined

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Contacts: Patricia Ortlieb and Suzanne Young-Mercer
Monthly Meeting: Last Tuesday at 1 pm

Mount Sinai Queens

Contact: Ana Rodriguez
Monthly Meeting: Last Friday at 12 or 1 pm

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Contact: Natalia Cineas
Monthly Meeting: First Tuesday at 2 pm

Mount Sinai West

Contact: Monica Thompson
Monthly Meeting: Third Thursday at 10 or 11 am

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Contacts: Anne Marie Middleton and Daniel Laroche, MD 
Monthly Meeting: Second Friday at 3 pm