Chanin Kelly-Rae recently assumed the position of director of Diversity and Inclusion at Providence St. Joseph Health System. In this role, she is responsible for designing the first ever corporate diversity structure for an organization with more than 125,000 caregivers, 52 hospitals, and 832 clinics spanning seven states.
Prior to this fantastic opportunity, she was the state of Washington’s subject matter expert in diversity and equity policy in her role as the statewide diversity manager, where she served Governor Jay Inslee during his first term in office. There, she oversaw an array of diversity–related projects, including development of new affirmative action reporting guidelines, the Enterprise cultural competency strategic framework, diversity and inclusion training curriculum, and other initiatives coming from the Washington State Diversity Council and Governor Inslee’s office.
As a nationally recognized subject matter expert in diversity, inclusion, and equity policy and strategies, Chanin has also served as senior director of Inclusion and Equity for the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association and corporate diversity manager for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.
Having a strong passion for improving organizational capacity, she has also served as a community volunteer for the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, the City of Seattle School Use Advisory Committee, Partners for Successful Schools, and a host of other schools, boards, and community–based organizations.
She completed her studies at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in English and cultural studies. She also has a credential in diversity management from Cornell University. As the founder and owner of Chanin Kelly-Rae Consulting, she lives in Everett, WA, with her husband and two sons, where she enjoys volunteering in the community with organizations whose work benefits kids and families. She also enjoys cooking for friends and spending time making people laugh.