Ruth Williams-Brinkley Recognized in the Washington Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Awards


Health equity is a top priority for our Regional President Ruth Williams-Brinkley, who was recognized in the 2023 Washington Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Awards.

Each year, the Diversity in Business Awards honors 25 business leaders of color in the Greater Washington area for their professional accomplishments, community leadership, philanthropy, awards, and milestones. Not to mention, their compelling and inspiring stories.

Ruth Williams-Brinkley has spent her entire career in healthcare from a registered nurse to now president of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. She shared a personal story from her time working as a nurse in Chicago, noting that she’ll never forget how important it is to advocate for patients, “to let them know that we hear them, we see them and that we’re going to take care of them.”

Read more about Williams-Brinkley’s Diversity in Business Award here.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve almost 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to

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