Steven Brown, MS

Global Inclusion & Diversity Leader, Sr. HR Business Partner, GE Healthcare

Steven is the Global Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Leader and Sr. HR Business Partner for Leadership Programs for GE Healthcare. He is focused on strengthening the leadership accountability for fostering a workplace where all 50,000+ employees feel connected and valued, and where they can present their authentic selves. Steven also oversees the company’s philanthropy goals and initiatives.

Steven has been with GE for more than 14 years and has held several HR leadership roles including Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Global Senior HRM for Imaging (MICT), and Senior HR Business Partner for Global Finance.
He has help previous human resources roles with Miller Brewing Company, SC Johnson and BMO Harris (formerly known as M&I Bank).

Steven earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and Master of Science in Human Resources from Marquette University. He is a graduate of Milwaukee Washington High School where is currently serves as the President of the Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation board.

Married to Dr. Monica Kelsey-Brown and their daughter, Alexandria, is a senior Sociology major at Hampton University in Virginia. A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, he has been involved with many community-based boards and activities including a life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Speaker Sessions

38 – Diversity + Data for Improved Care (Panel) (Strategy; Course Level-Beginning)

“We allow ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.” ~ Maya Angelou

When people are at their most vulnerable and seeking solutions, support, and healing from our healthcare system, can the limitations of bias negatively affect their experiences and outcomes? Learn from our panel of diverse speakers who are taking a proactive role in combining diversity with data to improve health care outcomes for all.

The panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • How bias unfavorably affects disease manifestation, diagnosis, prognosis, and healthcare outcomes.
  • Strategies for data plus diversity of thought to reduce disparities.
  • How eliminating bias improves access and outcomes.
  • Keys for improvement—understanding the data, sharing best practices, and change management.