Dr. Coltman is one of the nation’s leading voices in healthcare diversity.  She currently serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for Greenville Health System (GHS), which South Carolina’s largest health care provider made up of 8 hospitals, over 180 physician practice sites, and over 15,000 employees.  She also leads the diversity efforts for South Carolina’s newest medical school, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, and serves as lead teaching faculty on topics related to health equity, social determinants of health, and cross cultural health care.   She serves as faculty for the American Hospital Association’s Fellowship in Diversity Management in Health Care.   

Dr. Coltman holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Asheville, a Masters in Cross Cultural Studies from University of Houston – Clear Lake, and a doctorate of health administration from Medical University of South Carolina.  Dr. Coltman is a 2006-2007 Fellow in the Health Research and Educational Trust’s Cross Cultural Leadership Fellowship, a program sponsored by the American Hospital Association.  Her research interests include diversity in leadership and interventions to promote equity within healthcare systems, and she has lectured across the United States on these topics.

Featured Presentations

Are Good Intentions Enough? Overcoming Unconscious Bias – Most of us have good intentions to be fair and consistent in our work lives and how we relate to others.  But what if good intentions aren’t enough?  What if biases affect our behavior and decision-making and we never even know it? 
Biases within our unconscious minds are a natural reality of the human condition, and they can pervade nearly every aspect of our lives.  Education on unconscious bias can help participants gain a deeper understanding of the nature of unconscious biases and how they can impact our everyday interactions, our ability to lead, and our ability to provide healthcare equitably.  Participants will be given tools to guard against the negative impacts of unconscious biases in leading others or in the context of the clinical setting.   

Using the Power of Diversity to Skyrocket Employee Engagement  – Not all groups of employee approach work the same way. This session will help leaders understand how to tap into diverse perspectives and experiences in the workforce to improve overall employee engagement.

The Myth of Equal Treatment:  Why Culture Matters in Healthcare  - Patients in hospitals across America are from more corners of the globe than ever.  It is incumbent upon healthcare providers to understand the impact that culture can have on how patients engage with the healthcare system as well as how culture can impact their overall healthcare experience.  In this session, healthcare professionals will be given tools to ensure equitable care and outcomes across cultures.

Speaker Topics

  • Diversity and Equity of Care
  • Organizational Culture

Speaker Type

  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator
  • Webinar Presenter