UnityPoint Health® is pleased to announce Daniel Joiner has been named Chief Diversity Officer. In this role, the first of its kind at UnityPoint Health, Joiner will continue to elevate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts across the organization and build upon the excellent foundation of work he led as a member of UnityPoint Health’s systemwide and regional DEI councils.
Prior to this position, Joiner served as the interim system DEI Consultant for UnityPoint Health, leading a systemwide effort to design and implement a DEI framework and approach for the organization. Additionally, Joiner served as the Diversity and Community Impact Officer for UnityPoint Health – Trinity in the Quad Cities. He has been with UnityPoint Health since 2015.
In the Quad Cities, Joiner’s team developed culturally sensitive patient care guides and forged creative partnerships such as “Medicine in the Barbershop,” an initiative to educate Black men about health concerns such as diabetes and heart disease. He also co-chaired an effort to establish a Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) aimed at identifying challenges and solutions for military service members and veterans.
Joiner serves on several boards and committees including the Riverbend Food Bank and the African American Leadership Society Steering Committee in the Quad Cities. He and his wife Cara will relocate to Central Iowa with their three young children. Daniel will begin his new role February 27, 2022.