Chief Diversity Officer
James E. Page, Jr., M.B.A.
James E. Page Jr. came to Johns Hopkins in 2014 as the inaugural vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation. In August 2016 he was appointed to serve simultaneously as interim vice provost and chief diversity officer for The Johns Hopkins University. In these roles, he guides system improvements and builds relationships with key stakeholders and the community, and he is responsible for diversity and Inclusion initiatives for the medical center, the medical school, the greater hospital network and university.
James is an influential professional devoted to improving diversity and equity and promoting inclusion, particularly related to race, gender, identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and ability. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, James served for four years as the assistant vice president and chief diversity officer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. There he was responsible for helping to shape a culture focused on delivering extraordinary, culturally, and linguistically competent care to patients from more than 85 countries.
James has experience with global for-profit/Fortune 500 companies as well as not-for-profit organizations. He was responsible for directing nationwide diversity across DaVita, Inc., a 35,000-employee, 1500-location healthcare organization specializing in kidney care and dialysis treatments. Prior to that he served as vice president of diversity, inclusion and linguistics at Lancaster General Health. For this system of three hospitals and several outpatient facilities in Lancaster, PA, James helped improve delivery of culturally competent care for patients in a largely Spanish-speaking community that also featured considerable religious diversity. James also spent more than 10 years with Dell Inc. as a leader in its global diversity, global ethics, compliance and privacy organizations. In this role he reported to the late Thurmond Woodard, a pioneer in the area of global diversity and ethics.
James served on the corporate advisory committee for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC and on the disparities in healthcare subcommittee. A featured contributor in Public Speaking in the Age of Diversity (Prentice Hall), he also directed an initiative that garnered Dell, DaVita, and Cincinnati Children’s awards for Top Innovator in Global Diversity, and lead Lancaster General to receive national recognition for its unique and effective cultural competence implementations.
James resides in Maryland with his wife and three children.