Caretha Coleman

2017 Speaker

CARETHA COLEMAN most recently served as chairman of the board of Dignity Health, a $14 billion healthcare system headquartered in San Francisco. As a principal of Coleman Consulting, she focused her practice on working with start-ups and early stage ventures in the areas of strategy development, executive coaching and organizational effectiveness. Coleman was a founding member and advisory committee member of The Angels’ Forum. She has served as campaign chair of the East Palo Alto YMCA, member of the board emeriti of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, on the National board of Facing History and Ourselves, as well serves on its Bay Area advisory board. Coleman demonstrates her commitment to provide quality healthcare to the underserved by her work on the Dignity Health board, and an advisory board member of the Ravenswood Health Clinic. She is also a member of the National diversity and inclusion committee for the US Tennis Association, and is an American Leadership Forum Fellow. Coleman is a member of Black Corporate Directors, and was named an Outstanding Board Director by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2015, and one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times in 2015 and 2016.  She is a recipient of the YMCA’s Red Triangle award, and received the Black Enterprise Trailblazer award, and was named as a Visionary Leader by the SF Chronicle.

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