Many of the people we serve in WA state are being left behind in oral health, particularly communities of color, low-income, and rural communities in Washington. To reach these left-behind communities, we must start with creating diverse teams, equitable systems and processes, and an internal culture of inclusion. Our world and our lives are richer – culturally, economically, personally – when all people have the opportunity to succeed and thrive.
Mark Mitchke, CEO
We all deserve to be happy and live free from the burdens of negative judgments, poor health, poverty, and other social ills that are perpetuated by inequitable treatment and inequitable access to resources. I am optimistic about our shared opportunity to lead the nation in transforming our company, the Foundation, and our communities through creating a more diverse and inclusive world where we all belong and are valued.
Vanetta Abdellatif, President & CEO of Arcora Foundation
By living our value of being inclusive and adopting inclusive behaviors, we create a space where colleagues
can share unique perspectives, respect one another’s individual needs, and reach their full potential without barriers – we not only improve team effectiveness, but we also foster an environment of trust and build strong social connections.
Karen Aliabadi, Chief Human Resource Strategist