Alan K. Nevel bio

Alan K. Nevel

Senior Vice President, Chief Equity and Community Impact Officer, The MetroHealth System

Alan K. Nevel is Senior Vice President, Chief Equity and Community Impact Officer for The MetroHealth System.

In this uniquely integrated leadership role, Alan is responsible for creating and driving a community-focused, patient-centric strategy that promotes health equity and the eradication of healthcare disparities by developing collaborative relationships with community/neighborhood development partners, education, business, social services and faith-based organizations, government and healthcare professionals. Alan is also responsible for creating an overarching vision of equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) for The MetroHealth System—both at the programmatic and administrative level by working across departments, programs and initiatives to eliminate systemic disparities and inequities that impact, patients, employees and the community.

A native Clevelander, Alan brings over 25 years of experience in successfully guiding large Fortune 100 organizations through large scale Cultural Transformation. Alan’s management expertise includes driving the development and implementation of value-added, best-in-class strategies in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Human Resources, Organizational Change Management, Leadership, Talent and Workforce Development.

Alan joined MetroHealth in 2018 as SVP, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer after having served as VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Thermo Fisher Scientific, a $40 billion global life science solutions, specialty diagnostics and laboratory equipment company with over 100,000 employees in 60 countries.
Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Alan served in Diversity and Inclusion, HR Strategy Delivery, Talent Development, and Organizational Change Management roles at Columbus, OH-based specialty fashion retailers L Brands and Victoria’s Secret.

Alan began his professional career in R&D and manufacturing at the Sherwin Williams Company before moving on to a successful management consulting career with Accenture. At Accenture, Alan worked across a wide variety of industry verticals and functional areas focused on large-scale organizational transformation, supply chain process improvement and organizational change management.

A highly sought-after speaker and educator, Alan is a graduate of the Wickliffe City Schools, Cleveland State University (B.A.) and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management (MBA). Alan is passionate in his commitment of giving back to his community. Alan is a proud member of the Cleveland (OH) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Ethisphere’s Equity & Social Justice Initiative Advisory Council and serves as a Board Director for The Cleveland State University Foundation, Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Recovery Resources, New Bridge Cleveland, Creating Healthier Communities, and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation.