Michellene Davis is a nationally recognized, award-winning health equity innovation strategist and senior government affairs and policy executive who has supported not only significant healthcare industry growth but also racial equity approaches to aiding vulnerable populations through evidence-based, equity-informed policy and procedural transformations.
Can you tell us a little bit about your professional background?
I have dedicated my professional career to the service of others and have served in state government as the CEO of the state lottery, the Acting State Treasurer and Chief Policy Counsel to former New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine. In my current role as EVP at the largest Academic Medical Center in the state of New Jersey, I focus on utilizing a policy led equity framework to advance health equity for those in communities and for our 44,000 affiliated employees.
How did you learn about CMC Energy Services?
Tina Bennet reached out to me and I fell in love with the company’s mission, vision and values.
What interests you the most about CMC and its vision and values?
I love the mission’s focus on low- to mid-income communities. I am driven to advocacy for the most vulnerable from my policy background as I firmly believe that as you benefit and equip the most vulnerable in society all others benefit as well.
What do you do with your free time?
I love hiking, taking long walks and spending time with my nine godchildren.
Do you have any hidden talents you’d like to share?
I am a frequently requested public speaker on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, equity policy, health equity, women’s leadership, caregiving, diversity and inclusion, healthcare administration and community and population health.
As a sports crazy company, what teams do you support?
My father was a Philadelphia Eagle’s fan, so I’ve got to remain supportive. I also have a little brother that played for nine NBA teams, but was initially drafted to the Cleveland Cavs and ended his career with the Utah Jazz. Staying true to family, I’d have to say it’s one of those two.