Developing diverse healthcare management teams to meet organizational and business priorities has been a hallmark of Neysa Dillon-Brown’s career. As a senior vice president of Desir Group, she has embraced the firm’s mission of collaborating with organizations seeking to reflect the community they serve by recruiting and placing highly qualified diversity candidates. Her keen ability to build partnerships, drive organizational change and implement innovative programs has been instrumental in her success in the academic, healthcare delivery, association and community settings. Making the placement is not enough; her expertise extends into retention, succession planning and pipeline development strategies.
During her five-year tenure with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, an AHA affiliate, Neysa’ formed productive relationships, and her “win-win” approach enabled her to successfully place hundreds of young professionals and students in leading organizations nationwide.
Prior to joining Desir Group, Neysa served as a senior consultant with the Center for Diversity in Health Research, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation and Pro Health, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm. She further demonstrated her people–centered approach at Detroit’s Mercy Health Services and State University of NY’s Health Science Center of Brooklyn, which resulted in successful institution-wide initiatives.
Neysa received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cum laude, from Spelman College in Atlanta and a master’s in health services administration from the University of Michigan. A frequent volunteer on community and professional boards, she currently maintains affiliations with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and National Association of Healthcare Executives, as well as CDC’s working groups.