Edward L. Martinez, M.S.

S6-H Religious Diversity and the Health Care Workplace: How Religion Impacts Employee and Patient Experience

About Edward L. Martinez, M.S.

Mr. Martinez is a health care executive with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership and consulting with a focus on improving quality of care in organizations serving racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse populations.  Extensive human resources staff and management experience, including health care executive leadership development training and succession planning.  Served as CEO of a major public academic medical center that incorporated a system of community clinics and ambulatory health centers.

As an executive with the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), worked in collaboration with other national, state and local organizations to provide quality health care to underserved/underinsured/uninsured communities. An advocate and nationally recognized subject expert in Congressional hearings, meetings and roundtables in Washington, D.C. in the areas of health equity, culturally competent care, and health care executive leadership.

In addition to earning his B.A. Degree in Philosophy from St. John's College in California and a M.S. Degree in Political Science/Public Administration from California State University at Los Angeles, Mr. Martinez completed NAPH/Pew Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Management at New York University and in Washington D.C.  He is proficient in reading, writing and speaking Spanish.  Mr. Martinez served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970.  A native of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Martinez now resides in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business